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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 7:45 pm 
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I don't know why I typed that, probably because i was thinking about it not being amaranth red! It is 189G.

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 7:55 pm 
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If it was not for the fact I've owned one in Amaranth I would have probably not been so convinced myself :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:29 pm 
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What spec oil did you use in the autobox please?
I'm having issues with my 99 combi's auto I've droped and cleaned both pans and the filter and adjusted the front band then refilled with
Dextron II mineral oil and it seems a bit better but struggles to pull in any gear !

It had lost all drive through the box and had to be recovered . I do have a very good reverse now !!!

Thanks Mark

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 5:09 am 
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I used the correct spec Comma oil, my local factor had to order it, when i get home later I'll have a look for the exact description for you.

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:13 am 
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Location: REMAINING UNFAITHFUL TO FACTORY STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS SINCE 1988
Car Model: OLD SAABS....NUMEROUS
ELLO DAVE,OVER THE YEARS I HAVE HAD MANY,MANY 900 AUTOS........

THE REAL ACHILLES HEEL,WITH THEM WAS OIL LEAKS ON THE AUTO BOX.....

MY EXPERIENCE WAS THAT THE DIFF OIL LEVEL(SEPERATE,FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR READERS) WAS INFREQUENTLY CHECKED,AND AS SUCH SLOWLY LEAKED OUT.....

AT LEAST HALF OF THE 900 AUTOS I HAVE OWNED HAD,DECENT ENOUGH AUTO BOXES WITH NOISY DIFF'S.....
OF COURSE THE ATF FLUID,ALSO SLOWLY LEAKS OUT OVER THE YEARS,AND IT IS RATHER,CONFUSING TO TRY AND ESTABLISH A SUITABLE ''CORRECT'' OIL LEVEL....

THEREFORE,I JUST DROP THE ATF COMPLETELY,AND START AGAIN,ALTHOUGH THE TORQUE CONVERTER,OIL COOLER.....STILL HOLDS A CERTAIN AMOUNT.

PERSONALLY,I THINK THE COMBINATION OF THE TURBO ENGINE(8V OR 16V),AND AN AUTO 'BOX IS THE BEST COMBINATION.......

THAT BLACK LHD CONVERTIBLE I HAD,WAS 16V AUTO,WITH CRUISE CONTROL.......I LOVED DRIVING IT,BUT IT JUST WASN'T PRACTICAL ENOUGH TO STAY IN A 'MOTORSPORT ORIENTATED' HOUSEHOLD :(

I AM NOT SURPRISED THAT CAR,OF YOURS TURNS HEADS,IT IS OUTSTANDING.......!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:19 pm 
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Is that a front handbrake vert then on the incas? Didn't know they made any. Love it on those wheels.

May well be tempted to put some Incas on mine at some point...

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:49 pm 
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Location: REMAINING UNFAITHFUL TO FACTORY STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS SINCE 1988
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YES ,IT IS........ :wink: THEY MADE THEM '86 ON,I THINK SHIPPING THEM TO JAPAN/USA FIRST....I THINK THE DESIGN WAS BY THE AMERICAN SUNROOF COMPANY?

MINE WAS ORIGINALLY 'SPECIAL ORDER' FOR A JAPANESE BUSINESSMAN,IN LHD.....IT EVEN STILL HAD ALL THE WIRING ETC IN,FOR A 'HOUSEBRICK' MOBILE PHONE......IT WAS IN 'NEGLECTED' CONDITION WHEN I GOT IT(LIKE MOST SAAB'S I END UP WITH!!!).....2 YEARS OF HARD GRAFT,TO GET IT TO LOOK LIKE THAT.....

SOMEBODY HAS SPENT A HUGE AMOUNT OF TIME AND EFFORT TO GET THIS 4 DOOR 900 TURBO AUTO,BACK TO IT'S ORIGINAL CONDITION......

GOOD TO SEE IT,HAS GONE TO A GOOD HOME :wink: :lol: :lol: AND BEING ENJOYED....

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:19 am 
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Car Model: Saab 900 and 99
sweedspeeduk wrote:
What spec oil did you use in the autobox please?
I'm having issues with my 99 combi's auto I've droped and cleaned both pans and the filter and adjusted the front band then refilled with
Dextron II mineral oil and it seems a bit better but struggles to pull in any gear !

It had lost all drive through the box and had to be recovered . I do have a very good reverse now !!!

Thanks Mark


This is what I have used http://www.commaoil.com/passenger-vehic ... s/view/189

I may change it again because there is always a small amount of the old oil left behind.

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:50 am 
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Early 900's need saving, not many left. I would have loved Steve's silver flat front Turbo, but he sold it last week.


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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:18 pm 
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Hi Dave,

found a brochure whilst clearing out with a couple of 4-door 900 pictures. If it is of any interest to you PM your address and I'll stick it in the post to you.

Don't get too excited, it is only two or three pages long and all in Spanish!! Pics are good though :)

Lovely motor in a great colour btw.

Cheers
Mark


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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:49 pm 
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Cheers Mark, much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:02 am 
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Car Model: Saab 900 and 99
Its been a while since I have done anything to the 900T, so I decided to get my finger out and finish off the auto to manual conversion, I'm about finished, just a bit of cable routing and putting the lower dash panel back etc, then new fluids.

This car was delivered to the Swedish car centre in London, does anyone have any pictures of one of their number plates, I would liike to get the original type plates back on it.

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:11 am 
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Dave, I was wondering just the other day how you were getting on with this one :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:23 am 
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Espin99 wrote:
Dave, I was wondering just the other day how you were getting on with this one :D


Its taken longer than I wanted it to, but it needed to be done.
I was under it yesterday and the floor pan is spot on, it really is a good one.

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:36 pm 
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Definitely a keeper :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:53 am 
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Espin99 wrote:
Definitely a keeper :D


That's the problem, I have too many! One or two have to go, the hard part is deciding which :(

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:21 am 
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Very nice car that Dave..
Did you not manage to get the auto to work properly..?
Could be a few after this one now you've converted it.... but I would hang on to it..
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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:46 am 
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Very nice car that Dave..
Did you not manage to get the auto to work properly..?
Could be a few after this one now you've converted it.... but I would hang on to it..
:envy:


It did get better after two fluid changes, but it still vibrated when changing up from 1st to 2nd, I could get round it sometimes by accelerating slowly.....but what's the fun in that :lol:

I want to keep it and the EMS and Turbo Killer and my TME Evo and my 900i.

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 Post subject: Re: New Project :)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:28 pm 
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I've had it running today, up to temp, no problems, so far so good.
Gear linkage needs a bit of fine adjustment.
I should have the lower dash pad etc replaced today and hopefully have the seats back in.
A few pics of the driveshaft tunnels while I was cleaning them out.


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HOW MUCH DO YOU WAN'T FOR THE DRIVESHAFT TUNNELS.....? :lol: :wall:

I THINK THE CONVERSION FROM AUTO TO MANUAL IS LESS HASSLE.....IT'S JUST NUT'S AND BOLT'S !


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