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What type of oil do I need for a 1993 940 SE Turbo. That was made in Sweden but purchased in Japan. I also need to find out where I can get an air filter, and an oil filter for this vehicle. I would also like to find a maintenance and repair manual for this car.

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Any oil manufatured today will meet the requirments regaurdless of where it was made or where it was purchased.Here is a link to the owners manual.Hope it helps.

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Hello. I had one of these cars from 1995 until 2008. I loved it. It went to 200,000 miles. I used Castrol 20 w 50 because I had a 4 cyl engine. This is a very heavy car for the engine size. I lived in Virginia in the USA. It got hot there and kind of cold at times. You can order parts from You will have to decide if you want after market parts or OEM parts. I always used Volvo oil filters. Here is another website that may help. I wish you the best with your Volvo. Treat her well and she will last!

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