I just did my oil change with Mobil 1R

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I only have 6,000 miles on my 03 SAAB 9³. I changed the factory fill at 3,000 with SAAB 0W-30 turbo oil. I drive 90% city driving, with alot of stop and go driving. My SID shows my average speed as 27 mph. [freaknout] I will be sending in the oil for a UOA tomorrow. I know the SAAB turbo oil can go 15,000 miles or more. A fellow 9³ SS owner has done it. His UOA was pretty good. I just want to see how the UOA will look with only 3,000 miles on it. If it comes back with a really high TBN count. I will probably go to 5,000 OCI. I will put no more then 10,000 miles on my car a year. I bought the Mobil 1R just to try it. I will also drian it at 3,000 miles and send it in for a UAO. I will probably stick with the SAAB oil after that.
 

Patman

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So you're only going to do one 3k interval with M1 R and that's it? What will that tell you? Why don't you stick with it for 3 intervals and see how it performs, then decide if you want to go back to Saab oil? Which one costs more?
 
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Originally posted by Patman: Which one costs more?
The Saab 0w-30 is 17.40 a 4 quart jug . [Smile] I'm told GM is subsidising the cost . I really don't see the 1R outperforming the Saab 0w-30 oil for everyday use in a passenger car . That Saab oil is one of the better oils at any cost it sure seems . Pitted Mobil against Mobil there [Razz]
 
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I drive 90% city driving, with alot of stop and go driving. My SID shows my average speed as 27 mph. [freaknout]
What would you do without the turbo? [LOL!]
 

Finklejag

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I just want to see how it will look against the SAAB oil at 3,000 miles. The SAAB oil will probably have the same wear numbers as the R oil. It is also $2.00 cheaper too. I will have to wait another six months to find out though.
 
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Originally posted by Finklejag: ... I drive 90% city driving, with alot of stop and go driving. My SID shows my average speed as 27 mph. ...
Our Saab Information Display shows a 21 mph average. We'll see how the M1 0W-40 holds up on roughly 4-1/2L of oil.
 
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