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#3389739 - 06/05/14 12:39 PM Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 1098
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, In brief; I have just put a beauty of a car back on the road.
It's my departed mother's 1999 Saab 9-5 SE w/the 2.3L 4 cylinder engine, a bit of a rarity. I had been maintaining the car during her decade of ownership.
It's a great vehicle with a complete maintenance and repair history.

Alas, emotions were involved. The car was run only occasionally for the past two years; but it was run.

I just got it inspected yesterday. At 92,000 miles; we're back!
The last oil change (Mobil1 0W-40 always) was 32 months ago at 89,500 mi.

So I ask you all, do I squeeze out a month or two of service from the 2.75 year old oil or do I change it immediately? Kira

ps Glad to have it back so strong!

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#3389745 - 06/05/14 12:46 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: Kira]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 25908
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Kira
So I ask you all, do I squeeze out a month or two of service from the 2.75 year old oil or do I change it immediately? Kira


It depends on how it was driven. If the car was always driven a decent amount to allow oil to get up to temp and stay at temp long enough to burn off moisture/fuel, then that would be good.

Still, at close to 3 years, I'd just go ahead and change it. What's stopping you from doing it now?


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#3389748 - 06/05/14 12:48 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 05/18/08
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Loc: DuQuoin, Illinois
If it were me I would change it.
Just an old truck driver's opinion.
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#3389750 - 06/05/14 12:49 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: Quattro Pete]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: Kira
So I ask you all, do I squeeze out a month or two of service from the 2.75 year old oil or do I change it immediately? Kira


It depends on how it was driven. If the car was always driven a decent amount to allow oil to get up to temp and stay at temp long enough to burn off moisture/fuel, then that would be good.

Still, at close to 3 years, I'd just go ahead and change it. What's stopping you from doing it now?




+1. Is the 2.3 the turbo or was that the 2.0? If turbo, change for sure.
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#3389756 - 06/05/14 01:01 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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I`d change it.
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#3389764 - 06/05/14 01:10 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: aquariuscsm]
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Registered: 02/24/13
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I`d change it.
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#3389777 - 06/05/14 01:29 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 06/15/03
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Loc: ME
How was it stored? Condensation could have rusted your oil filter, if it's in a can, not an element.

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#3389852 - 06/05/14 02:56 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: Kira]
bigt61 Offline


Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 1197
Loc: Virginia
2500 miles on M1 0W-40? It's fine, leave it alone. Change it at 5000 or whenever you feel like it. My buddy went 8 years on his rarely driven Lincoln w regular M1 5W-30...no problems, it didn't care.
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#3389893 - 06/05/14 03:44 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 47
Loc: PA
Change it and enjoy the memories. I bet she'll be riding right there next to you!

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#3392456 - 06/08/14 07:18 PM Re: Weigh in: Seriously or jocularly [Re: copcarguy]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 1098
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, Changed it today. Smelled worse than it looked.
Funny, I had used a Purolater 20195 instead of the time honored 10241. People here or more likely the Saabnet, posted about the 20195's larger capacity, so I went with one 32 months ago.
The long filter was "barber poled" with drips of oil. I'd NEVER seen that before ever.
I went with a regular length filter I had in my stash. Kira

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