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Saab Oil Guide

Saab engine oil guide

The maintenance intervals in Saab manuals are provided with the assumption that you will be carrying out the work yourself. If you wish to keep your Saab in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often. If the vehicle is driven in dusty areas, used to tow a trailer, or driven frequently at slow speeds (idling in traffic) or on short journeys, more frequent maintenance intervals are recommended.

The engine oil level is checked with a dipstick that extends through the dipstick/oil filler tube on the rear of the cylinder block and into the sump at the bottom of the engine. The oil level should be checked with the vehicle standing on level ground with the engine still warm, between 2 and 5 minutes after the engine has been switched off.

Always maintain the level between the two dipstick marks. If the level is allowed to fall below the lower mark, oil starvation may result, which could lead to severe engine damage.

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Saab Original engine oil

Regardless of whether you are changing the oil yourself on your car, or whether it is done by professionals,  it’s important to regularly check and change the engine oil. Regardless of whether you use synthetic, synthetic blend or conventional oil, don’t skimp when it’s time for an oil change. Change the oil and filter both, right then!Changing your oil is an essential part of ongoing car maintenance to keep your Saabrunning safely.

But you’re probably wondering what oil goes to your car?

To the satisfaction of all the owners of the Saab car, the company Orio North America has created a guide to help you determine the right motor oil and oil filter for your Saab to keep it running at peak performance. We hope that this guide will help you in the regular maintenance of your car.

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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