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Old 02-01-2009, 02:01 PM
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so i am the proud owner of a 95 saab 9000aero
there are many saabs but this saab is my own
i wwant to take the best care of it as i can
yet there are many like it
this one is mine
and i want to know what i should do to help "her"help me
saab is to driving as chocolate is to taste.
so id like to see a true matinence section from true owners not what the comp says but with real life experiences included
i want my saab to be its best ive owned it for only 3 years and have not done much work to it
the time is now and i want to reward my saab for its flawless record aside from the standard tune up issues what can i do to keep her healthy? upgrades are encouraged but a laymans descripion is encouraged as we all are on different pages of saabizm
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:12 PM
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end goal?
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:11 PM
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personally i change oil every 3000 miles flush radiator 4 times a yearpower steering once a year i put a little atf in it to stop any leaks i change the transmission fluid every 3000 miles as well i change belts every year at every oil change i use seafoam engine degreaser
some say im ****
i say it still runs 200,000 miles on the automatic transmission
200,000on motor
never had to replace water pump its still original
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:34 PM
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personally i change oil every 3000 miles flush radiator 4 times a year power steering once a year i put a little atf in it to stop any leaks i change the transmission fluid every 3000 miles as well i change belts every year at every oil change i use seafoam engine degreaser
some say im ****
i say it still runs 200,000 miles on the automatic transmission
200,000 on motor
never had to replace water pump its still original
Hey, if it works... [sm=drlove.gif]

You put automatic transmission fluid in your power steering reservoir to stop leaks? Am I reading this right?
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:25 AM
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yes this is an old drag racer trick to condition the rubber seals in the power steering
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yes this is an old drag racer trick to condition the rubber seals in the power steering
Well, I'll be! Does it have to be atf or would mtf (0063) work as well? About how much do you put in, a couple of ounces?

Also, do you use a particular type of antifreeze? I recently had my 2nd water pump replaced and hate the thought of doing it again if using a certain af might prolong its life.

I'm all about preserving the life of my car and little tricks like this are just the ticket!
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i only use a tablespoon of atf in the ps no mtf will not work is the antifreeze
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