Question about 2004 Saab 9-3
2004 saab 93 turbo
First, it ain't easy.
I finally found the oil filter with its screw off top. It is on the right front side of the engine (left of the Battery) and just visible (with a flashlight) about two inches below the black plastic cover. Removing the cover is unnecessary and doesn't help much even if you do.
I slipped a CFA size 6 filter remover cap over the plastic top - I think that you can also use a 32mm ratchet on the hexagonal molded piece on top. In either case, I suggest applying a bit of new oil by finger around the edge of the screw on cap prior to trying to ratchet it off - either with the CFA size 6 or the 32mm fitting.
It comes off counter-clockwise and you won't have much room to work - about 3 inches of play. Once you get it started, remove the ratchet and remove by hand. Have some paper towels to wrap around the assembly when you remove it.
Discard the old inner filter and install the new one. Remember to look at the old one before you remove it so you can install the new one correctly.
Finally, by hand reinstall the filter and cover. Twist the cover on clock-wise until it is hand tight. You can use your ratchet to tighten and extra quarter or eighth turn if you like but I don't feel it is necessary.
Hardly worth doing yourself but a change at a garage with 6.3 quarts of 0W30 fully synthetic oil cost a pretty penny.
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