A Saab 6000 is actually a Saab 9000 that’s only running at around two thirds of its capacity.
Like ours, until today.
I checked the transmission fluid last night and the dip didn’t register a single drop. The car was also making some metallic type noises. Thankfully (and amazingly) it wasn’t running too hot.
I say ‘amazingly’ because after checking the transmission fluid and seeing it registering as empty, I satisfied myself that this was the cause of the problem. Little did I know that as my wife drove her parents all around Hobart yesterday, the turbo oil pipe had detached and left a trail of oil all over the city.
Lucky for us, my local Saab guy wasn’t satisfied with the transmission fluid check. Two litres of tranny fluid and three-and-a-half litres of engine oil later…..
….we have a Saab 9000 again.
And it feels good.
Seeing as there’s not enough photos of the 9000 on this site, here’s one from GM’s stock. Click to enlarge.