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  1. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Having just done an oil & filter change,the haynes manual states 5.5 ltrs,having put this amount in it does'nt even reach the bottom of the dipstick.:confused: Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.:thumbsup:
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi guys, A friend of mine is replacing the gearbox on his 1.9td.He has the gearbox out and new(2nd hand) gearbox nearly ready to go back in.Its the 6 speed auto box made by Aisin Warner.AW-1 oil to be used. Ive read so many different things on oil etc and processes that I think I have all the...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a 2006 1.9tdi 93 with a damaged air con condensor. I am going to replace this myself, vacuum the system and re gas with the required amount of R134A. The only problem i have is the oil capacity for the system. Ive been told to remove the compressor and empty the oil out and replace. Does...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Further to my prep for the sump drop on my 2000-registered 9-5 at Easter- just want to check - A) what the oil capacity is B) what's best to use for a gasket sealant? Loctite 518? I'm embarrassed to say that this will be the most modern car I've worked on. Do I just need the sealant, no paper...
  5. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I was told by a dealer that the manual transmissions hold about 3 litres :confused: . I don't think that's right.Now he did say that it varies.Still the W/M says drain and refill 1.5 litres, and total from dry 1.8 litres.Anyway he quoted 7.?? euro for a litre, but they don't sell in larger...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Ok - found supplier for Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 for my 03 Aero. How much do I need for a change 4 or 5 litres? thanks guys
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Merry Xmas everyone !!! Now the question.... On the manual which came with my MY02 9-5 Aero, it says 2.3l engine has a tank capacity of 70l. On the day I picked up my car, I had filled it up to 71l+ which makes me think it may actually has a 75l tank. Anyone has a definitive answer?
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Would anyone be able to give me the actual boot capacity with the seats up - Parkers says 419 Litres which is exactly what they say for the 9-3 sportwagon. Surely this can't be right? They state the Skoda Octavia is 580 Litres and having my car parked next to one right now, I can tell you that...
  9. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    does anyone know if a u-haul trailor be hooked up and would it damage the transmission please let me know im moving and cant really afford movers for what i have its not much at all just wanted to know if anyone has an idea....thanks for your help.Luke
  10. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, Strange as the question may seem, would anyone be able to advise me the volume of the boot on a MY00 2-0 saloon 9-5 ? Thanks in advance Dave
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm wondering how the SportWagon stacks up against the VW Passat estate(not the current one but the model range that ran to 2005) for boot space. The last Passat isn't by any means a large estate. Having had the 93 in the family now for a bit I'm thinking when I sell the Passat I may buy a Saab...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Anyone know the capacity of the screen wash bottle, I use mine sparingly but seem to be forever filling it up. My last car (Mazda 6) seemed to last all winter without a top up.
  13. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi, Can anyone tell me the difference between the VDA and the SAE method of measuring luggage space. The VDA for the Saab 9-5 Estate is 416 litres but the SAE is 890 litres. What do these figures mean ? These are figures before folding the seats down. I have looked on google etc but cannot find...
  14. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    No particular reason for this...I was just wondering. Is the capcity of an engine calculated as the displacement volume of an engine from lowest point of piston travel to highest....or is it the total volume of the cylender when the piston is at its lowest point of travel? Cheers Kev
  15. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hiya, I've recently bought a 1989 900i which I love but I didn't get an owners manual with it. Can anybody tell me what the fuel tank capacity is ?? I'm thinking about 45 litres ?? I'm also getting about 32-33mpg from it....does this sounds about right ??
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    There was a post a couple of days ago about the Distance to Empty (DTE) value shown on SID suddenly jumping from around 50 miles to 120 miles. All sorts of things have been suggested about changes in driving style, hills etc. BUT today it happened to me!! Not only that but the mileages...
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Does anyone know the volume of oil required to take the level (on the dipstick) from minimum to maximum? It's a 2.3 engine. Thanks.
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Has the size of the screen wash reservoir changed between 1998 and 2002? Are the jet holes smaller? On my 98 2.3 I was refilling the bottle every month. I've had the 02 Aero for 3 months and its still on its original fill.
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have been looking at numerous publications trying to work out the fuel tank capacity. Some say 70 liters, some say 75. Some say the models vary. Saab swore mine was 70 - when the other day I got 77 litres in and I could have gone more. I then made an official complaint about the garage - as...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    i want to change my brake fluid to ferodo dot5.1. i cant seem to find the braking system capacity for fluid. does anyone know how much i should order? thanks.
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