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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:00 pm 
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Espin99 wrote:
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When did they get so expensive??


From the amount of sets produced subtract those that have been scrapped with cars and through damage.
Then subtract those that are now fitted to C900's and non Aero 9000's = not that many left.
Demand is greater than availability so prices rise.


That makes sense.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:01 pm 
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mossypossy wrote:
I have those wheels.
If I upgrade to 4 pot calipers you can have my open lug Aeros for whatever it will cost me to get some 17 inch Azevs.
Will not be until Autumn though.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:31 am 
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brooklands wrote:
mossypossy wrote:
I have those wheels.
If I upgrade to 4 pot calipers you can have my open lug Aeros for whatever it will cost me to get some 17 inch Azevs.
Will not be until Autumn though.



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Sounds like a bargain, well it would be if those Azev 17's were cheaper than the Aero's :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:26 am 
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Espin99 wrote:
brooklands wrote:
mossypossy wrote:
I have those wheels.
If I upgrade to 4 pot calipers you can have my open lug Aeros for whatever it will cost me to get some 17 inch Azevs.
Will not be until Autumn though.



Cheers!



Sounds like a bargain, well it would be if those Azev 17's were cheaper than the Aero's :lol:


Well that is also a good point..........

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Greetings all!

Just a little update.

Some of you guys on here will know what I say when you sometimes feel like only you appreciate your Saab. Most notably (and most frequently) I have 'discussions' with my better half about how I much prefer my 9000 to her XC90. So imagine my delight when last night I pick up our 2 16 year old Italian students (we do a LOT of hosting overseas students) and when they get in the back they both comment on 'how lovely and comfortable' my car is. Genuinely made me week. On the journey home I go to the petrol station and whilst paying the cashier comments, 'what a lovely car - you don't see many of those any more and not ones as nice as that'. Genuinely I drove home with a grin, ear to ear!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:12 am 
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Greetings!

I went to take my son to training last night and on the way the 9000 seemed to have a loss of power and then the following symptoms;

1. Misfire
2. Loss of coolant - not all but is now hovering just above the minimum
3. Blue and white smoke when running
4. Rad light goes out when I re-start having released the header tank cap
5. Did re-start and run fine for literally 100 meters ad then started misfiring again
6. No mayo on the dipstick, but when I first parked up there was steam/smoke from around the dipstick

Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:25 pm 
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So quick update on this one;

Car is being taken to Andy Boorman's place tomorrow to be firstly properly diagnosed (although I am pretty sure it is the head gasket) and then whatever it needs it will get done.

As it is pretty much the holidays, I have told him not to hurry as it usually doesn't get a lot of use at this time of year, so any further updates might not be for a while.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:52 am 
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Greetings all!

I heard back from Andy - definitely a blown head gasket......... :(

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:53 pm 
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be positive it should never need doing again

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