06-09-2003, 10:24 AM
my car is on 17 k
the oil quality is 5%
and the service indicator is saying 503 days to service !!!
I reckon it will have done 40 k by then !!
just phoned the dealer an they are saying it is due @ 18 k...
what is other peoples experience ?
06-09-2003, 11:29 AM
Sorry can't answer your question! But a point for discussion maybe.... I don't understand how they can go that long on the same oil without knackered cams, chains etc at 60K+ miles. I know manufacturers are keen to push the low maintenance aspect of their products in a very competitive marketplace but 18k on the same oil...has to lead to 'premature' wear by the time I can afford to go and upgrade from my GM900!!!
06-09-2003, 11:31 AM
In my experience yuor car should already be giving you the Time for service message in the sid display. Services are beeing calculated by one of the 32 ECU's that are in the 9-3 ss But at a maximum of 30000 KM or two years. Depending on Number of cold starts average distence driven after a start and several other factors.
30000 km is about 18000 miles so your dealer is correct. As I believe
06-10-2003, 03:02 AM
the oil quality is 5%
and the service indicator is saying 503 days to service !!![/b]To me that sounds like system doesn't work! When oil is that knackered it shouldn't give you 503 days to service? In my car I have noticed similar symptons: oil quality is only 55% after 5500 kms and 550 days to service. I must say that oil quality seems to be decreasing rapidly.
How is the oil quality determined?
06-11-2003, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by Aero:
How is the oil quality determined? [/b]Look a few Posts back I'd suggest
07-01-2003, 10:05 AM
Haven't had a service yet (only 1000 on clock), but needed to call the service department of a local dealership to try and sort a rattle. Was bemused by the service managers comment that although the intervals are 18,000 miles - he recomends that the car is brought in (regularly)at 9,000 for an "checkup service" - what do you think - something to worry about? or Service managers getting greedy? http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif
07-02-2003, 04:34 AM
My car will be going in next week for its first service ..just turned 18 k....
(service indicator still showing over 400 days to service !! )
matt lloyd gould
07-03-2003, 05:42 AM
cast your minds back a few decades when service stickers not computers told us when to service cars.
now remember what it looked like
it had things like this written on it
next type of service due
next km for brake/trans/coolant
next maximum km reading before service
next maximum date for service
initials of techy
usualy 10k and 1 year WHATEVER COMES FIRST
the km is the old form of oil quality
and the date is well the date
95 and 900 gm 93 had the time distance set in sid and it can be changed or turned off with t2 e.g 365days
then the service style 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
sid did the calculations and set the alarm and warning chime
the new 93 ss has 3 main service styles eu/us/ww
and the km intervals vary from each market
again we set the interval into sid and he does the rest
again the basis is oil quality or time WHATEVER COMES FIRST
look at a car in the showroom and it'll have good oil quality and like 400 days to service(this is our service loan car)as saabs never brake down it only gets driven on the weekends by me
hope this is as clear as mud http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif
07-03-2003, 06:16 AM
checked it this am
oil quality 1 % http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif
days to service 300 + (cant remember exact fig)
milage 17597 or there-abouts
service next week !!
07-03-2003, 07:01 PM
just negotiated an aero for the day while mine is being seviced http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/fawlty.gif http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/fawlty.gif http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/fawlty.gif
Here's some information from Taliaferro Saab in the USA that deals with 9-3SS Service indicator light: http://www.genuinesaab.com/psi/si365-2399enus.pdf