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04-07-2006 08:32 AM
iwantaviggen haha chris if you need any help you know where to find me!
04-07-2006 08:16 AM
abdukted1456 how about those big spring water bottles with the handles. that way you are not bringing in oil to the recycle center than has been contaminated with other chemicals.
04-07-2006 08:08 AM
JK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweek's Turbos
GO Newbie!

You will also want something to catch the oil in. Old laundry detergent bottles are SaabNazi certified for storage and transport to disposal centres.
Damn! Thats a good idea - I have a bunch of those rattling around, and they pour real well....

damn fine idea...damn fine...
04-07-2006 08:07 AM
JK Yes, rub a little of the oil on the rubber o-ring/gasket of the new filter. I'm not sure of the exact reason, but I was told to do that the first time I did my own oil when I was 15 years old, and I've been doing it ever since.

Also, never tighten the oil filter on with a wrench - only go as tight as you can BY HAND! This will save you headaches when getting the filter off.

One last tip - be sure the o-ring/gasket of the old filter does not get stuck on the filter housing (just check to see its still on the old filter when you take it off). I've never had it get stuck before - but it CAN happen and you will loose all your oil in a hurry if you start and run it with two filter gaskets!
04-07-2006 07:56 AM
Tweek's Turbos GO Newbie!

You will also want something to catch the oil in. Old laundry detergent bottles are SaabNazi certified for storage and transport to disposal centres.
04-07-2006 06:38 AM
abdukted1456 put a new copper washer

use the new Saab filters (black ones!) they are supposed to be way better than the blue ones. anything to help prevent sludge issue down the road is probably worth it.

also I think you are supposed to rub some oil on the filter gasket before putting it on? I think it said to do that in the WIS, you probably know this already.
04-06-2006 07:29 PM
greenhobby Also you might want to use a new washer on the drain plug when you change the oil. Some people reuse them a few times, but to be safe, you probably want to change it. If you purchase the filter from Saab (7 dollars local), it includes the washer.

-greenhobby
04-06-2006 07:28 PM
StX221 definitely dont buy a fram filter. if you dont beleive me, google it. they break down and just plain suck.

personally, i go with the saab filter, its only 6 bucks, and if thats what they recommend, it must do something right. i'd much rather use the saab filter than some generic brand that nobody has ever heard of. and its so cheap that why not. and ive been told that i can run mobil 1 for 12000 miles before changing it....no thanks, ill stick to 3000 if it saves me from sludging issues down the road. cheap insurance that a motor will be lubricated with fresh oil.

Nick
04-06-2006 07:05 PM
rage22
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike saunders
There are several filters that fit....most autoparts stores will have a cross-reference that you can check.
yea i just got 1 from pep boys thats been working fine.
04-06-2006 07:00 PM
griffen nut
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike saunders
There are several filters that fit....most autoparts stores will have a cross-reference that you can check.
awesome! thanks again mike
04-06-2006 06:58 PM
mike saunders There are several filters that fit....most autoparts stores will have a cross-reference that you can check.
04-06-2006 06:58 PM
griffen nut
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Originally Posted by mike saunders
Yep...about 4 quarts, plus a little more for the filter. After you're done, run the car for a bit, then shut it off and let the oil drain back into the pan. Wait a few minutes and check it again. You'll probably need to add a touch more.

...and just be careful with the drain plug. Make sure to use a 6-point 13mm socket, not a 12-point, because you don't want to round it off.

good luck!

thanks mike, appreciate it
04-06-2006 06:57 PM
mike saunders Yep...about 4 quarts, plus a little more for the filter. After you're done, run the car for a bit, then shut it off and let the oil drain back into the pan. Wait a few minutes and check it again. You'll probably need to add a touch more.

...and just be careful with the drain plug. Make sure to use a 6-point 13mm socket, not a 12-point, because you don't want to round it off.

good luck!
04-06-2006 06:56 PM
rage22 yea when i changed mine on my 99 9-3 back in dec i think it was 4/5
04-06-2006 06:56 PM
griffen nut feel like an idiot for asking this question--what else do i need to do this, that blue saab oil filter? anything else? ive never done this before...
04-06-2006 06:50 PM
griffen nut
Quote:
Originally Posted by StX221
4 quarts on my 9-5. dont see why it would be different on your 9-3, but its in the owners manual

Nick
o ok...thanks man, didnt even think of looking there..duh
04-06-2006 06:48 PM
StX221 4 quarts on my 9-5. dont see why it would be different on your 9-3, but its in the owners manual

Nick
04-06-2006 06:43 PM
griffen nut
Oil Change Question

I have a 2000 9-3...I'm going to attemt to change the oil tomorrow (if I can get the oil drain plug out-seems people have trouble with this...) and I want to know how much oil to buy. I'm going to use Mobil 1 full-synthetic...

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