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 Post subject: '06 9-3 2.0T Aero oil.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:50 pm 
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OK chaps, second question! I've done a search, to no avail. The handbook says I must use 0w-30 or 0w-40 that meets GM-LL-A-025. A lot of suppliers, Opie included, show 5w-30 that meets the GM spec, as being the right one. Is that because the handbook's 10 years old?!

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Most advise fully synthetic and in the spec table below taken from the WIS for the 2006 9-3

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:28 pm 
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Thanks for that. Presumably, Saab had a change of heart at some point - the only mention of 5W-30 and 5W-40 in my handbook is that it mustn't, on pain of death, be used! :shock:

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Looking at the service history, that's what's been used previously, so that'll do nicely. Ta! :)

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Thanks for that. Presumably, Saab had a change of heart at some point - the only mention of 5W-30 and 5W-40 in my handbook is that it mustn't, on pain of death, be used! :shock:

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From the 2006 owner manual....although it could be a USA print anomaly for some reason..........

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From the 2006 owner manual....although it could be a USA print anomaly for some reason..........

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It was the mustn't be used bit I was hoping to see.

0w oil may well give better fuel economy and emissions as a result and therefore be recommended for newer test regimes.

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These are the pages from my handbook -

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Well, well, well. I had never heard of that before.

I imagine that they changed it for a reason, I don't have a clue what it is though. I'll check my MY2004 manual in a minute.

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Interestingly, the older manual for a car with the same engine says the opposite.

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Sounds like someone from the marketing department who knows nothing about oil was let loose with a typewriter. At -10 degrees C you might see a difference when cranking the engine over, but otherwise the difference will be no more than what you would see as between early and mid morning (ie just a few degrees). On a warm engine the difference would be much less - less than between the 0-30 and 0-40 weights.

Admittedly it can get chilly in Sweden, but we don't get anything like that here. I use fully synthetic - I'd have to check, but I think 5W 30 or 5W 40. I'd buy 0W 30/40 if the price was good, but I'll happily top up with 10W 40, especially in the warmer months.

Having said that, what's the price difference between 0W30 and 5W30 if they're both available ?


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I've heard that SaabTec, Nr. Manchester use something like 15w/60 on older engines to stop oil use.

As long as it's fully synthetic, it will be OK. It's just oil!! ;)

There's an element of swings and roundabouts. Thinner oil will pick up quicker, but drain down quicker too. Thicker oil may stay where it's needed longer.

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I'm using 5w 40 oil for my car. That was what Opieoils recommended.


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