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Old 04-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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100,000 mile preventative maint. suggestions

Seeing as I owe almost 11 grand on my 06 9-3, I wont be getting rid of it anytime soon (not that I want to)
I am about 5000 short of 100,000 miles soo...

I was hoping to start a topic for comments/suggestions about what preventative maintenance should be done around this interval to hopefully avoid any high cost repairs in the future. (I know not all are avoidable)

Any ideas or comments would be helpfull, thanks!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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Automatic or manual transmission?

-Serpentine belt & tensioner
-Spark plugs
-Flush coolant with distilled water & top up with fresh coolant & distilled
-Flush brake fluid to all 4 corners
-Bleed fresh fluid through clutch if manual
-Vigilantly change engine oil at no more than 5000 mile intervals
-Vigilantly change ATF every 30k miles, manual trans oil every 60k isn't a bad idea
-Check engine mount condition
-Check the little black rubber vacuum hose coming out of the front of the throttle body - there's a little 90 degree elbow that likes to crack and cause a nice vacuum leak
-Make sure the battery is in good shape, low voltage causes all kinds of weirdness in 9-3SS's.
-Little silicone weather seal lube on the door and trunk seals never hurts
-Keep an eye out for road salt / nasty water hanging out at the front spring perches, watch for corrosion on the springs, especially in VT.


Otherwise, these are close to the most reliable SAABs out there.
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THREAD SEMI-JACK, apologies

Drew - is the 6-spd auto trans flush a reasonable DIY job for a moderately skilled DIY-er? I've done the same job on a new superduty ford, and my mom's old fox mustang without issue, but I haven't come across a walkthrough or anything for the AW 6spd in my wifes 08. Thanks!

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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also thanks for the detailed response, that was exactly what I was looking for.
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