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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.http://www.volvoosad.com/Manuals/940_1993.pdf#190

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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 http://www.ipdusa.com/. 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! http://www.swedishautoparts.com/940/Volvo-940-parts.html

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