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    For the oil change interval, does it make a difference how much oil the engine holds? The current 9-3 2.0 has a capacity of 7 liters and the 9-5 2.3 is only 4 liters. I imagine almost twice the amount of oil should last longer and longer intervals are possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave 37 View Post
    Similarly, an oil leak does so, too. If oil is slowly dripping out of the car at a rate of 1 quart every 2 weeks, you may never need to change oil but should get the leak fixed.
    My old Mercedes burned through a quart of oil every few thousand miles.. There wasn't really a need to change the oil at all.

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    What's the opinion of having an oil analysis done? Blackstone Labs does it for $25 so it's not a huge cost.
    Standard Analysis

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    The manual for my 9-4X shows it needs oil with the new Dexos spec. I had no idea what that was so searched around a bit.

    GM dexos information center

    dexos1™ is designed for use with gasoline engines and replaces GM-LL-A-025, GM6094M and GM4718M
    I have seen it on Mobil 1 synthetic 5W-30 which is available at my local discount store. It basically looks like they took the old GM specs and combined them into a fancy new brand name and logo.


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    I use dexos 2


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    Cool New boy wi a sense of humour (SCOTLAND)

    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Demontague View Post
    But it was a valid idea. I put together a draft FAQ thread for oil questions that you guys can check out and tell me what you think.

    Let's talk OIL...for the last time
    If any of you guys are looking for a good cheap reliable oil then visit
    Scotland,the fish suppers served in Glasgow are absolutely fabulous
    & the oil they use does wonders for my athritis & keeps my digestive
    system regular!!! I,ve been running on it for sixty three years & never
    had smoke coming out my rear end

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    Anyone with a 2.3L 9-5 use a Bosch 72161WS oil filter? It's a brand I trust, and it costs half as much as an OEM filter.

    Set of Twelve Bosch Original Oil Filters 72161WS | eBay

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    I have used Bosch oil filters before and wouldn't hesitate using them again.

    That link shows shipping is $33 which seems quite high. eEuro sells Mann oil filters (Saab OEM supplier) for $60 a case and Saab OEM for $86. Free shipping is US only, not sure what they charge for shipping to Canada.

    Saab Engine Oil Filter Case (10 Filters) | MANN-FILTER Part Number W71280CASE | Free Shipping
    Saab Engine Oil Filter Case (12 Filters) | Genuine Saab Part Number 22340020CASE | Free Shipping

    Autohausaz.com sells the Bosch filters for $3.80 a piece.
    http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...20Oil%20Filter

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    eEuroparts charges $50 for shipping and uses UPS which would add a ridiculous "brokerage" fee for paying import duties (~$20-30). Autohausaz doesn't ship to Canada. Even with the $33 shipping, I'll be paying $7.78 + duty (no more than local tax) versus ~$14 + tax at my local dealer.

    When you say you've used Bosch filters, have you used the Workshop series before? I don't know if they're of comparable quality to their other lines.

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    i used the DistancePlus filter and I don't know how that compares to the Workshop series. It's so difficult to judge the quality of oil filters. I usually choose a mid-ranged price filter and stay away from the cheapest or most expensive filters.

    AutohausAZ does ship internationally and one of their options is USPS. I don't know how much they charge though. https://www.autohausaz.com/html/freight.html

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