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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:46 am 
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Car Model: 9.3 2t Vector Sport auto
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Does anyone know if Dextron 111 is suitable for my 2006 2.0t 5 speed auto box.
If not, what option would you recommend ?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:28 am 
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No it's not. You need something to Mobil 3309 spec.

The Saab price from specialist parts people is often competitive, but also look at the same part number via a Vauxhall dealer as the same box is used in their models, including the Signum. I think it's also available as a Totota fluid. Something like T-IV. I'm not near my info at the moment, so I can't do an exact check.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 am 
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Found this: https://www.partsforsaabs.com/product_i ... ts_id=3454

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:00 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero 2001,1.9TID x 2
You will need about 8L to do a nearly complete flush(3 drop and fills)
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10L-MANNOL-A ... 0b3a6d4462


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:33 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero Estate and 9-3 TiD
I use the Toyota IV fluid in mine which is usually well priced for genuine Toyota

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:12 pm 
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Car Model: 9.3 2t Vector Sport auto
Thanks for that useful info. Would anyone know the actual capacity of g/box in litres?
Most U.S tutorials only show it in quarts!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:37 pm 
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Car Model: 9.3 2t Vector Sport auto
Sorry guys meant also to ask if ATF should be fully synthetic or not !
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:40 pm 
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That is a controversial subject. Saab originally specified mineral but some say synthetic is also compatible. The Toyota IV appears to be closer in spec to mineral 3309 than the synthetic 3309 is. I am no expert however!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:38 pm 
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Saab specified mineral only age the gearbox was introduced. But that was 18 years ago. I’m sure that synthetics have changed a lot since then. There are people using synthetic with no reported problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:17 pm 
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I think this is the same FA57 Aisin Warner box as the 9-5. Just to note that when the drain plug on the 9-5 is undone 4 litres of oil comes out (don't ask me how I know!) so you need a large container. I used a large 4 l plastic bowl from Wilko (very cheap) and it filled to the brim each time. A triple change needs 12 litres of 3309. You may also need the aluminium washer for the drain plug.
Not sure the later ones had a dipstick tube for filling, if not make sure you can undo the filler plug before draining!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:06 am 
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Thanks for that. Is it always necessary to flush out the box when changing the fluid?
Seems like a lot of effort & expense !


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:08 am 
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The drain plug is not at the bottom. So you only change about half. If you do it that way, you need three full drain and fill cycles to renew around 85%.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:05 pm 
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Doing a full change via the cooler pipe is pretty easy if you have a helper.


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