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 Post subject: 2002 9-5 2.0t Linear
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:25 pm 
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Car Model: 2002 9-5 2.0t Linear
We picked this up to replace my wife's GS430 which is off the road with a cooling issue and in need of tyres. Our other car is an E61 520d which is OK now but has caused no end of grief in the time we've owned it. We wanted something cheap, petrol engine for shorter trips and with poke to overtake on the country roads where we live. Not going to do a huge amount to it, just get it nice on a budget and keep it that way.

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108,500 miles, 12 stamps from supplying dealer up to 82,000, two specialist services since then and a couple of receipts after that including rear TA bushes, 4 brake hoses. Engine light on for service theft alarm.

Jobs done so far:

Bonnet badge
Headlight polish
Service: oil, coolant, oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, cabin filter
PCV kit

To fit:
Karl ECU

But before that:
Vac hoses

Before and after of the headlight polish. Wet and dry 600, 1500, 3000, machine polish with wall filler for first cut, then AG Paint Renovator and SRP. Finish with BH AutoBalm.

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Pleased with how these came up, and no longer blinding oncoming drivers by have a massively diffused beam. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 2002 9-5 2.0t Linear
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Location: Down Sarf'
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Get that sump dropped and cleaned if not done before first.

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 Post subject: Re: 2002 9-5 2.0t Linear
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:00 pm 
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Car Model: 2002 9-5 2.0t Linear
Yeah I know mate, the guy I took it to bottled it, started talking about subframe drop and corroded turbo bolts :roll: :haynes:

Got to go back to my regular guy (who was too busy)

I'm not that worried about a brief delay as it's always had fully synthetic but still want to get it done


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 Post subject: Re: 2002 9-5 2.0t Linear
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Car Model: 2002 9-5 2.0t Linear
Just had the sump dropped and cleaned, strainer had a lot of gunk so glad to have got it done.

Also had:
coolant leak, so new water pump
front torque arm poly bush (the square one) - has improved shift feel and reduced shunt on pickup
front brake pads

Running nicely now.

Next steps are:
turbo hoses as one has worn thin from friction with another pipe
vacuum hoses
ECU swap
Stereo overhaul with old kit from the loft (HU swapout, 4ch amp, front components, rear sub)

Will get some pics as I do that lot.


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