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 Post subject: Mossy's 9000 Adventures.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:37 pm 
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After a 2 year affair with my c900 I felt the old urges returning to get back into a 9000, especially since I cannot really transport the family comfortably in the rather lowered and stiffened 900.

Bit of a gamble I thought to buy a car with a service book showing the last stamp in 2004.

But since 2006 the car has only done 11,000 miles.

All the dash warning lights go out, drives ok, all electrics work and the last MOT (April 26) had no advisories.
Since 2007 the only advisories have been for tyres and windscreen washer function.

After throwing money at my last 9000 before seriously examining the structure, I shall let the experts examine this one before doing the same with this.

I might be able to reclaim my custom made 3 inch stainless downpipe.

Plan is to make it reasonably rapid, but without sacrificing comfort.

Silver with a black interior has always been my preferred choice, the 2.0t engine I will have to live with.......well maybe only for a day :D

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This next pic shows the small dink in the drivers door

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And this shows a scabby end pipe......rest of exhaust looks pretty good
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:40 pm 
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If David at Saabflight thinks it is a good 'un this could be the quickest project ever.
Car bought Monday
Saabflight Tuesday :corn: :corn: :corn: :corn: :corn:

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Looks great to me! With the gearing on the 2.0 box should be pretty rapid with your plans for her! So lovely to see sooooooo many 9K projects all of a sudden! 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero & C900 t16 vert
Excellent stuff! Looks tidy - and a very nice colour combo too!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Very nice looking motor these are starting to make me think about getting one as a daily driver..


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Excellent! Are you thinking of dropping a b234 in?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Nice! I've got to stop looking at 9k's!!!
If I had the space I'd buy another one tomorrow :park:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Looks very good at that money, they really are cheap as chips at the moment.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Espin99 wrote:
Looks very good at that money, they really are cheap as chips at the moment.


Stupidly so...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:58 pm 
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Very nice looking motor these are starting to make me think about getting one as a daily driver..


*cough* Do it! :D *cough*

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Excellent! Are you thinking of dropping a b234 in?

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No need

2.0 is higher revving and good for up to 400bhp anyway

the low pressure eco engine is not at all stressed.
I hammered it on the motorway today and it gently surged towards the ton....I can't think how you could thrash these engines in their factory form

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:03 pm 
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ruscoid wrote:
matt-m wrote:
Very nice looking motor these are starting to make me think about getting one as a daily driver..


*cough* Do it! :D *cough*



Hell yes!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:18 pm 
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mossypossy wrote:
farmershort wrote:
Excellent! Are you thinking of dropping a b234 in?

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No need

2.0 is higher revving and good for up to 400bhp anyway

the low pressure eco engine is not at all stressed.
I hammered it on the motorway today and it gently surged towards the ton....I can't think how you could thrash these engines in their factory form


Agreed! It will likely have had half the hammer/stress of an Aero: it will be barely run-in! 8)

I had a 2.0t Anni 9000 about 7 years ago and in ultra-standard spec (I didn't touch the thing!) it was surprisingly fruity: just enough to feel that I could make decent progress if I needed to (but Oh, SO MUCH tuning potential you have right there for, erm, about 23p!) :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Car Model: 1998 2.0lpt 9k Anni - stage 3
mossypossy wrote:
farmershort wrote:
Excellent! Are you thinking of dropping a b234 in?

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No need

2.0 is higher revving and good for up to 400bhp anyway

the low pressure eco engine is not at all stressed.
I hammered it on the motorway today and it gently surged towards the ton....I can't think how you could thrash these engines in their factory form


Preaching to the choir honey ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:54 pm 
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Just filled her up.
Probably never had super unleaded in
The wife likes it too

Still had rear seatbelts all buckled from last MOT (in April)

Even though service book was last stamped in 2004, that was still only 30,000 miles ago.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:08 pm 
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mossypossy wrote:
Just filled her up.
Probably never had super unleaded in
The wife likes it too

Still had rear seatbelts all buckled from last MOT (in April)

Even though service book was last stamped in 2004, that was still only 30,000 miles ago.



Nice car....especially in silver........amazing value :loco:

Coincidentally my wife loves our 9000 and keeps saying you can't sell that one :D

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Ooh hello! Is that coming to the meet?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:25 pm 
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It would be a good excuse to drive it.

BUT I have just had the red one tweaked by Saabflight, and it now boosts waaaay into the red so is a bit of a hoot as well!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Being a nosey sort I thought I would cyber stalk the previous owners houses

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2nd, clearly a Saab man
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3rd, the actual car is lurking in the bushes in the middle of the picture

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Never mind the engine, has it got all the wooden interior bits?!!!! :lol: :lol:

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