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BTW! That page is killingly slow to load. About engine- and gearbox oil, I can give you some pointers that'll give you a loooooong living engine(gearbox). Use Mobil-1 Fully Synthetic 0W-40 engine-oil and change it EVERY 10,000 miles. Gearbox: Use Saab's own ATF-gearoil or Mobil's Fully Synthetic ATF-oil. In any case, this oil should have a red color, like hydralic-oil. In fact it is the same as an hydralic oil! The gearbox-oil should ALWAYS be changed once a year!

My local mechanic has another 9000 owner, who has been using Mobil-1 oil and that 9000 has now driven 285,000 miles, without ever having the engine opened!

Good luck with your 9-5.
 

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You're welcome Philip!

Actually the ATF-oil IS an automatic oil (ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid!). Saab is using ATF-oil for both their automatic as well as their manual gearboxes. They started to do this around 1996, so yes, you can use it in your autobox!

Cheers!
 
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