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Many quarts and what type of oil does my 2008 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo use?

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10/6/2009
Auto Mechanic: Mr. EdC, ASE Mastertech replied 12 years ago
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Hello 03 beetle lover. I can assist you with tht question.

The oil viscosity that my databases say are acceptable are somewhat varied, 0w30, 0w40, 5w30,or 5w40 that meets GM-LL-A-025 specifications. It takes about 6 1/2 quarts when changing. At our shop, we would recommend 0w40 synthetic, such as Castrol or Mobil 1However, we are in a relatively hot enviroment, so if you are where the temperature drops to freezing or lower, the 0w30 would be Ok to use.



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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
about ? 6.5 can we get a little more specific?
Auto Mechanic: Mr. EdC, ASE Mastertech replied 12 years ago

The spec is actually 6.3 quarts, but ALWAYS GO BY THE DIPSTCK READING.

7.0 quarts if it has an oil cooler

 



Edited by Mr. EdC on 10/6/2009 at 12:17 AM EST
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
will do thanks for your help the dealer never really want to answer my questions and is taking for ever to order warrenty replacement parts so i think i will at least do the oil changes myself. Again thank you for your invaluable help.
Auto Mechanic: Mr. EdC, ASE Mastertech replied 12 years ago

6.5 quarts will get th oil level to read on the dipstick, and then the amount can be adjusted to get the level to the MAX line on the stick. Without having an exact dipstick in front of me, I can only assume by experienc that there is about 3/4 quart variation between the LOW and MAX marks

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