Avagen 8, Trollhättan, 46177, Sweden
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SAAB oil filters, made in Germany (left), France (
oil drain plug to the left (with a paper sticker a
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Oil Changes Made Easy, part 3
2. The best position to lie down is shown. (see photo: map on the floor keeps clothes clean). I did not find it necessary to use jacks or Rhinoramps. If you use a jack, use jackstands. Working under a jack is considered dangerous and potentially a fatal error (causing death).
3. A 15 mm socket wrench or perhaps a box wrench is the best.
4. After oil drains, replace the oil plug, change the rubber washer on the oil plug. Tighten slightly more than finger tight (18 ft. lbs. of torque or 25 Nm). Saab reports cracking of the crankcase with excessive tightening in the classic 900. The oil plug was not excessively tight or difficult to remove during the first oil change. It seems that gorillas do not work in this part of the assembly line in Trollhattan.
5. Remove black plastic engine cover (says “SAAB turbo”) by unscrewing the 3 Torx screws. The factory WIS service manual recommends removing the atmospheric pressure sensors and manifold absolute pressure sensor connections and moving the cables. However, I do not have any access problems if I don’t disconnect these wires.
Foreign visitors sometimes visit Trollhattan because of the SAAB car museum. There is more to see than just the car museum.
The city grew as locks were built on the Gota River which allowed boats to use the river for industrial use.
Trollhattan has about 50,000 people and neighboring Vanersborg has about 40,000.
In recent years, Trollhattan has become an important city in Swedish film production. It is said that half of all film production in Sweden is in or near Trollhattan. This has help the local economy. In the mid 1990's, unemployment was as high as 19% but it is now about 5%. Dogville, staring Nicole Kidman, was among the many film made in Trollhattan.
Besides the SAAB car factory, there are also other industries. Locomotives were made in the building that now houses the SAAB car museum. It was enlarged to fill an order for 1,000 locomotives by Lenin decades ago. The order was later reduced to 500.
Volvo Aero (formerly Volvo Flygmotor AB) produces jet engine and rocket components in Trollhattan. It produced the engine for the SAAB Viggen fighter jet (ordered or operated by the air forces in Sweden, South Africa, Hungary and the Czech Republic)
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