Unscrew it counter-clockwise with a six-point socket. If the J hose is plugged inside the valve cover I also remove the oil pan and clean it out. Fill the engine with oil slowly they take 4. You can change the oil filter during this time as well as put away tools. Remove this and let all of the oil drain into a bucket or other container dispose of this correctly , refit the sump plug with a new washer and tighten up. Good luck and happy oil change. Hope this is not more info than you wanted.
I'm looking to do a class action lawsuit agaist the firm but since the government now owns 50% of Saab well I guess I would be suing myself. Even though we are quite conservative we think that 5000 mile oil changes will prevent major engine issues. Refill the car with oil. However, you should not use synthetic blend or conventional oil long term, and if you must for some reason, your drain interval should be short. I tried to buy a 5th wheel for use as a full sized spare tire but couldn't find a source. It is important that the different requirements for each model is understood.
If you can't do this, see our page to find a Saab 9-3 oil filter wrench. . Make sure you don't over tighten these bolts as it can be very expensive to fix what breaks if you do. Overtight cambelts are probably the biggest cause of water pump problems. In my old 900Turbo with 150K+ on it, I use good old Valvoline 10W-30 dinosaur juice, and it's fine. I am not certain about an Aero. Here is a step by step instruction to replace the filter on your car: 1 You will need a screwdriver.
Next lift the oil filter off the oil filter bolt you may need to turn it back and forth a little to get it off. A bad filter alone will not cause an entire engine to sludge up, but would amplify the effects of another problem, or a bad crank vent system, ex that of the 1999-2003 9-3s and 9-5s. Open the hood before you begin work to make sure that the hood is not stuck shut. We also provide inexpensive and guaranteed 3 day, 2 day, and Overnight shipping options, so if you need your Oil Pressure Sensor tomorrow, eEuroparts. I've never owned a car that is so bad. If it's an '04 - '10 you must remove the passenger's side trunk liner which entails removing the front liner and the trunk to top partition.
Remove the three torx bolts and the plastic will come off. The old design is meant to fit with the old oil filter cap so those with 2003-2004 model cars might consider changing the plastic oil filter cap to fit the new filter. There is an aluminum hex nut located in the front mid-right of the engine. By that time whatever triggered the mil will show up again. My 32 mm socket is tall so I must first loosen the cover, remove the socket, then finish unscrewing by hand. I suppose they can and do make 0W oils out of non-synthetic oil, but most of the 0W's you'll see on your local auto parts store's shelf are going to be synthetic or blends. Oil will shoot out about 6 inches 15 cm rearward.
Incidentally, Mobil 1 in the 0W-30 weight in the U. For 2003, the 9-5 and 9-3 Convertible requirements remain the same as for 2002. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our. They are trying to get help. The item must be new and in its original manufacturer packaging to be eligible for a cash refund. The only oils that are readily available that meet this specification are Mobile 0W40 SuperSyn and Saab 0W30 Turbo Long-Life Fully Synthetic oil.
Just click the edit link above to personalize your username. I put some newspaper under the oil collection pan to insure that no oil drips on the driveway. These instructions are for the 2. Some go to Semi-Synth, which is worse than just using conventional in terms of sludge. Also, I agree that lower quality oil filters could theoretically cause sludge, but there has to be another issue as well. Create your own Saab flair! In the 9-3, if you pour oil into the oil filter compartment, it drains away so I think it is unnecessary to pour oil here. Also clearing the codes without making the repairs will not get you to pass emissions as the system will need to go through a series of system checks before an emissions station can check it, a 2003 vehicle needs to have 6 of 7 tests complete for an emissions test to go through and it may take several days of driving to accomplish this.
I found that about 5. If your 9-3 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your 9-3. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. I found that the engine is not too hot to touch if I drive 2-3 miles and wait 2 hours. There is a rubber gasket which can probably be re-used. When you slide your new filter onto the filter bolt it will drag a little as the rubber on the filter goes over the threads of the filter bolt. Put everything back in reverse order.