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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:07 am 
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Car Model: All of them.
In addition to my other query here, what oil do you all think I should be using ?

Since I bought the car I have put in Castrol Edge 5w-40. When I took the car in for the replacement turbo to be fitted I had difficulty finding that at the local garages. Tesco only had their semi synthetic and the local Esso had Comma. I went to a local factors and they said their screens told them I should be using their 10w-40 semi.

A Castrol site I've just been on tells me that I should be using 0w-40 Edge.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:29 am 
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5/30 Dexos 2

Plenty in stock if required.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:51 am 
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It is worrying that the factors screen is saying semi.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:56 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero 2001,1.9TID x 2
Magrew wrote:
It is worrying that the factors screen is saying semi.

I dont tend to believe anything from the search engines but rely on the official specification set by Saab.
I always use 5w30 fully synthetic and buy it every Xmas during the Halfords Oil sale (about £15 for a fill)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:59 am 
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Car Model: '03 9-5 2.3 Vector Auto Estate
Oil must be fully synthetic. GM Dexos is pretty cheap from suppliers on here (Jamsaab, Saabits, Neos etc). Never had a problem with ECP Triple X or Halfords GM oil in the 9k's but more expensive unless on special offer. Look for one meeting the Dexos 2 standard. Semi synthetic does not tell you how much of it is synthetic and does not stand up to turbo temperatures so not good.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:26 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero 2001,1.9TID x 2
Most use fully synthetic but Saab specified either Semi or fully synthetic...note page from user manual 2001
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:23 am 
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That was only until the sludging issue became apparent, then there was a service bulletin or the like whereby the spec for all cars was upgraded to fully synthetic.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:53 pm 
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McVities wrote:
That was only until the sludging issue became apparent, then there was a service bulletin or the like whereby the spec for all cars was upgraded to fully synthetic.


Although the cause of most of the low oil pressure issues turned out to be the wrong material used to make the breather hoses. I have seen some places that say 18K between oil changes is perfectly fine too.

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