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  1. Can't check transmission oil level on 2010 Saab 9-3 TTID

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi everyone. I have a 2010 Saab 9-3 TTID Vector 180bhp and I just bought the car. I lifted up the car but can't seem to find a way to check the transmission oil level. It's different than the Z19dth engine code because there was a little window to check oil level that I can't find on the z19dtr...
  2. 1998 9-3 ran on only 2.5 litres oil 😐

    Saab Forecourt
    I run a 98 9-3 lp turbo manual hatch. Due to only clocking up on average 140 miles a week in two journeys my oil level rarely needs topping up and normally stays near top level until annual oil change at 5-7000 miles. Thanks to complacency I only check the level every few months. I've noticed...
  3. 2.2 TiD oil light coming on when slowing down...

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Chaps, I'm looking for a few hints/tips/pointers etc on an issue that occurred today. On the way home today from work in my 2002 2.2 TiD 9-5 Estate with 149K on the clock, when I came to slow down for junction/roundabout etc the oil light on the dash came on with the accompanying 'bing-bong'...
  4. Blown Turbo? Lots of white smoke and oil in tail pipe.

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi fellow Saab lovers!! I've owned a 2000 9-5 3.0 V6 petrol for 5 years now. Recently my drive belt snapped while in a cold spell resulting in the radiator blowing. I replaced the belt, tensioner, radiator and fluid etc with no issues. However after a week or so the car is blowing an...
  5. Total Oil Loss

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Having finally got my 3.0 TiD back after the garage I bought it from fitted a new waterpump (following the car freezing up over the Winter) I now have another MAJOR issue on my hands :( Accelerating past some slower traffic on a dual carriagway I was alamed to hear a sudden, loud 'clonk'...
  6. occasional 'chirp' on startup from cold + oil consumption question

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    starting to scare myself reading posts looking for an explanation on this as people who have had similar issues have said its an oil strainer issue and the engine is about to go pop!? i can only describe it as a quick chirp sound just at point of engine starting, only happens when cars been...
  7. Oil leak at the rear of the engine

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    9-5 estate 2.3 lpt 1999 auto. ave 3-4k miles a year. I have a small oil leak at the rear of my engine, at first i thought the oil had come from a loose banjo joint on the autobox, but i've fixed this, and i cleaned off as much of the oil as i could. When i put on the new pcv kit today, the...
  8. OIL LEAK FROM SUMP PLUG

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello guys, I have just changed tho oil and filter on my 1998 9-5. I requested a fibre washer for the sump plug from North City Saab and got told they use a copper washer. Bought new sump plug and copper washer but its still leaking. Not happy... Any of you guys had a similar problem??
  9. Engine oil

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Try this company for good brands and value Nielsen CDG http://www.nielsencdg.co.uk/ I bought castrol edge 0w30w turbo diesel at a very good price!
  10. engine oil

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi Sabb 9-5 2ltr eco yr2000 Im thinking of changing my oil to Comma Syner-G 5w-40 as my car has covered close to 100K any thought on this ?? Thanks Des
  11. OIL WARNING LIGHT

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    crazy question while driving my 93 the oil light comes on when I am idiling or braking.Once I accelerate the light goes off.This only happen when the car is running after about 1/2 hour.I just had the oil pump replaced
  12. Oil capacity

    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
  13. Engine oil grade

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Heres a site worth looking at,tells you about oil grades www.worldsbestoil.ca/which-30-weight-oil.php Cheers
  14. Another oil change question.

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Is anybody using MOBIL 1 ESP in their 1.9tid. It isn't approved for GM-LL-B spec but its approved for BMW,Audi,Mercs...ect If its good enough for them it must good enough for us. Is there a reason why GM havn't bothered. Im gettin oil(MOBIL 1 5W-40) tommorrow to do a change. Is this better...
  15. Oil Change

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Ok as the title suggests I am now due the 6000 oil change on my 03MY Aero Estate which has just under 125k miles on clock. Last oil change sump had full clean and bearing shells replaced. Do I really need to do an engine wash? She hasn't used any oil. Also there has been some discussion about...
  16. 1.9 tdi oil filter

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello, Can anyone advise where the oil filter is on the 2007 model, & how to change it.
  17. how to check oil level correctly

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi guys i no this seems a stupid question but on my 93 the oil filler cap pushs down on a spring to close it' should the oil level be read at this point
  18. saab 93 oil pressure warning light

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  19. saab 93 oil pressure warning light

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    i own a 51 reg saab 93 2.0 ltr low pressure turbo with approx 80 thou miles on the clock .. since changing the oil to castrol magnetate 5/30 .. the oil warning light flickers on jsu as the emgine gets warm and is ticking over the electronic alarm also sounds .. as soon as i get moving again the...
  20. Getting the oil lines to seat in the oil-cooler

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Just drained my oil cooler for a complete oil change today. Upon re-fitting the oil lines to the cooler, are the o-rings supposed to be on the lines, or inside the entrance for the hoses to the cooler? With the o-rings inside the cooler, I can only get one of the lines to seat and the other...
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