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Here is the maintenance schedule for my 9-3 CVT...
Posted by REM in Seattle [Email] (# 4) [Profile/Gallery] (more from REM in Seattle) on Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:31:34
In Reply to: 2007 Service recording, Mattias.se, Fri, 12 Mar 2010 06:11:43

REM in Seattle
2005 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible; Steel Gray metallic; 5-speed; 27,000 miles
1998 Saab 900SET; Silver metallic; 5-door; Automatic; 113,000 miles
1984 Saab 900T; Cherry Red; 3-door; 5-speed; 242,000 miles (RIP)


Maintenance schedule for 2005 9-3 Aero Convertible with 2.0L turbo engine and 5-speed manual transmission. Based on usage of approximately 5,000-miles per year.

Every 2 weeks:
- Check engine oil level.
- Check power steering fluid level.
- Check brake fluid level.
- Check coolant level.
- Check tire pressure (35 PSI Front & Rear).

Every month, in addition to the above:
- Check spare tire pressure (60 PSI).
- Check wiper blades and clean glass.
- Check all exterior lights (headlight, brake, turn signal, back-up, etc.) for proper operation.
- Test windshield washer system and top-up fluid.

Once a year, in addition to the above:
- Check engine, drive belts, all hoses, and all vacuum lines for signs of damage or leakage.
- Check engine cooling system, hoses, and cap.
- Check coolant freeze point.
- Clean battery case and check battery terminal connections.
- Check headlight, fog light aim.

Every 7,500-miles or 1 year:
- Change engine oil and filter using Mobil 1® 0W-40 Synthetic motor oil every 7,500 miles, or when the oil monitor reads 50% life, whichever comes first.
- Rotate tires.
- Add 1 bottle of Redline SI-1 Complete Fuel System Cleaner or Chevron Techron Concentrate fuel system cleaner to fuel tank.

“Intermediate Service” when signaled by Service Indicator (8,000-miles minimum to 15,000-miles maximum or 2 years:
- Replace cabin ventilation air filter.
- Change engine oil and filter using Mobil 1® 0W-40 Synthetic motor oil.
- Check headlight alignment.
- Check underside of car for damage and fluid leaks.
- Check brake pads.
- Check tire pressure, tread depth and wear
- Check battery condition.
- Check condition of drive belt and tensioner.
- Reset service indicator.
- Road test. Check performance of drive train, steering, and brakes, and verify tire balance. Check function of instruments and controls, including horn, windshield wipers, cruise control, and climate system. Note any noises or problems for correction.

“Main Service” every 30,000-mile:
- Replace engine air cleaner element.
- Check shock absorbers and bushings.
- Check inner and outer drive joint boots.
- Check ball joint clearance, outer and inner steering joints and rubber boots.
- Check exhaust system.
- Check brake lines and hoses.
- Check fuel lines and fuel tank.
- Check parking brake function.
- Check lock cylinders, lubricate hinges and door stops.
- Check safety belts; operation and visual inspection
- Check airbag system, SRS warning lamp, visual inspection.
- Reset service indicator.
- Road test. Check performance of drive train, steering, and brakes, and verify tire balance. Check function of instruments and controls, including horn, windshield wipers, cruise control, and climate system. Note any noises or problems for correction.

Every 48-months:
- Change/flush brake system with new brake fluid, and bleed air from brake system.
- Flush the cooling system and refill with 50/50 mix of anti-freeze/coolant.

Every 60,000 miles, in addition to “Main Service”:
- Replace spark plugs.
- Change manual transmission fluid.
- Change power steering fluid using Pentosin® CHF 11S synthetic hydraulic fluid.

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