Photo comparison of the Oil Cooler for the Cadillac Catera CTS and the Saab 9-5 SE 6 Cylinder
how-to articles on repairing the Saab 9-5 SE.
Disclaimer: We own a 2000 Saab 9-5 SE 6 cylinder 4-door sedan. This information may not be at all applicable to other Saab 9-5 models.
This is relevant to the 6 cylinder 9-5 only. This has no relevance to 4 cylinder Saabs.
When my oil cooler began leaking coolant, I began investigating alternatives to the USD $460.00 Saab replacement oil cooler. I'd read on the Saabnet Forums that the Cadillac (97-01 Catera and 03-04 CTS) and Saab (~2000 9-5 SE 6 cylinder) use the same basic engine. In an attempt to save some cash, I decided to order up an oil cooler for a Cadillac to see if it would work. The Cadillac part was USD $230.00. I ended up returning the Cadillac oil cooler (part number 93176626) and purchasing the proper Saab oil cooler (part number 4770988). You can read my observations and responses from forum list members on the Saabnet forum.