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 Post subject: 9-5 with Hirsch body kit
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:28 am 
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Car Model: Volvo 240 B200F
Hi folks,
very pleased to be here with this beauty.
It’s a 2002 manual 9-5 with new engine b235R fitted in 2014.
Hirsch body kit, abbot racing intake, stainless steel exhaust and Noobtune tuning.
I ll pick her up later today.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:08 am 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Model: 2x 99GL, Jag XF & Fiat 500
Welcome to UKS :D

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:35 pm 
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Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:04 pm
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Location: Berkshire
Car Model: 2002 9-5 Hot Aero Estate
Welcome!

Lovely car, you’re the person who nabbed it then?! I wondered how long it would take to turn up after disappearing from eBay :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:43 pm 
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Car Model: 2004, 9-5 Aero, Noob 3
Now that's a nice 9-5.
Tell us more about it.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:23 am 
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Car Model: Volvo 240 B200F
Adlem wrote:
Welcome!

Lovely car, you’re the person who nabbed it then?! I wondered how long it would take to turn up after disappearing from eBay :lol:


Here I am :)

Been looking for a while to buy a 9-5.
I have seen probably 20 during last 16 months.
HOT aero + Manual 2002-2005 style was my basic requirement.
Sludge was main worry. Last week I decided, sadly, to withdraw the 9-5 from my list of cars to own.
Decided to buy a volvo v70 t5 (I am a volvo fan, I have got a 240 and just sold a v70 xc turbo first series) when suddenly this 9-5 appeared on eBay. All my requirements plus extra bits very appealing:
Hirsch bodykit complete and the very rare and expensive 19” alloys.
Model 2002 I was worried about the engine sludge at 158k miles and the description about the new engine wasn’t accurate. Previous engine died of sludge, always looked after with full synthetic oil but wasn’t enough to save it.
The garage then in 2014 Manage to source a New old stock engine with 0 miles on it in Sweden and it was a 2006 HOT 260bhp.
Car had the original Hirsch intake and stainless steel exhaust which was giving trouble to pass mot gas test so the owner together with the garage decided to remove it and modofy the intake with abbot racing and a new stainless steel exhaust made by a well known expert in Glasgow. After that Mot pass with flying colour.
Of course Noobtune did a proper tune to the engine and since new engine car run for 30k miles when last year after 16 years the owner decided to buy a new Vauxhall VRX. The Vauxhall dealer valued the 9-5 300 pounds at which price Schoneville Glasgow bought it back since they looked after the car trough all its life.
When they got the car they realised there was a lot of rust under both side skirts to require welding and they almost decided to scrap it. Car sat 9 month in the garage and finally they decided to repair the sills and sell it.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:28 am 
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Moving this to ''Your Cars'' which is the more appropriate section for full details on vehicles just purchased or owned.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:22 am 
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Car Model: Volvo 240 B200F
Thanks mate, didn’t mean to break forum rules.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:42 am 
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Car Model: 2x 99GL, Jag XF & Fiat 500
No rules broken, its just that ''Your Cars'' is the better place for telling us ''more'' about the car and any works you have done on it.
Its also the place to update us on any further works or improvements etc... you do on the car.

Introductions is just that, a place to ''briefly'' introduce yourself and your car :D

Not everyone visits ''Introductions'', therefore ''Your Cars'' is also the better place to showcase your car.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:18 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 2.3t Arc Estate
I was watching this car closely but, I knew it when the original owner had it. It has had a lot of money thrown at it and it looks superb.

I was very nearly going to be in competition with you to buy it, but since I have 2 other 9-5s I decided against it.

You will enjoy that car, there is already a thread on here covering it viewtopic.php?f=35&t=111400&start=140

Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:05 am 
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Car Model: Volvo 240 B200F
Great mate! That link is like a Christmas present to me!!!
The car speak for itself. Has been looked after and nicely upgraded.
Wasn’t cheap to buy I admit but who cares? My budget was 2k and I well stretched to 3k to have it. After 16 months of reasearch very satisfied.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:53 pm 
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Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:04 pm
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Location: Berkshire
Car Model: 2002 9-5 Hot Aero Estate
mentepazza wrote:
Great mate! That link is like a Christmas present to me!!!
The car speak for itself. Has been looked after and nicely upgraded.
Wasn’t cheap to buy I admit but who cares? My budget was 2k and I well stretched to 3 to have it. After 16 months of reasearch very satisfied.


I was all prepared to put a bit on it, got home from work Thursday and it was gone :wall: Teach me to wait! :lol:

Looks a lovely car, I did hear that the seller had it for a while. I was looking at around the same price wise in my mind. I’ve got a ‘52 plate 2003MY cosmic blue manual wagon on 133k with a good spec. Saab spoiler, sunroof, ventilated seats waiting to be wired up but i’ve always liked the hirsch kit, even better in the same colour!

Hope you have a good time of ownership with it, if you have to move it on in the future do let me know! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:10 am 
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Location: Maidstone
Car Model: 9-5 Aero
Looks lovely 8)
Almost my perfect car........ not a huge fan of the grille, but each to their own. Needs bigger brakes too :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:11 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 2.3t Arc Estate
mentepazza wrote:
Great mate! That link is like a Christmas present to me!!!
The car speak for itself. Has been looked after and nicely upgraded.
Wasn’t cheap to buy I admit but who cares? My budget was 2k and I well stretched to 3 to have it. After 16 months of reasearch very satisfied.


You have done very well at 3k, the wheels are worth half that, the engine has only done 25k and much of the major mechanics has been replaced in the past 4 years. Also with the under body repairs that car should serve you very well.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:10 pm 
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Car Model: Volvo 240 B200F
Didn't use it much over the weekend. Wet roads and bad weather not the best to drive this 9-5 :)
Done in total 128 miles.
Car has been sitting around for 9 months and I am not gonna take it to the limit yet.
Overall it's a big smile!
Engine pur like a kitten when wafting along.
Over 4500 rpm jet acceleration.next mode: Wings :)
There is not enough road to let this engine breathe.
Very responsive and immediate.
I am used to car with 300+bhp, this is actually my lower powered. And it's fun to drive.
Very surprised by the comfort. Lowered and 19" and still very comfy.
Over the Weekend developed a whining noise coming from the left side car brakes, didn't understand yet where.
when tcornering left, steering 20% angle at any speed feels like brakes pads at the end of their life scratching the disk.
It is not coming from transmission, not from engine bay, not a bearing.
If I apply brakes when cornering the noise disappear.
What should I look at in your opinion?
And another question. I never driven a 9-5 before intensively but feels like brakes are not very powerful. the lever feels woody and not grippy and needs to be pushed hard.Is this normal?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:15 pm 
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Car Model: Back in a 9000 #4!
Greetings!

This might make for interesting reading - it is the Projects thread that the last owner (and his dad?) did on their matching 9-5s

https://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic ... e10a83fb50

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 pm 
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Car Model: 95 Aero Auto Est Stg 1 Noobed
brooklands wrote:
Greetings!

This might make for interesting reading - it is the Projects thread that the last owner (and his dad?) did on their matching 9-5s

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=111400


Keep up at the back there :wink: .............

Magrew wrote:
I was watching this car closely but, I knew it when the original owner had it. It has had a lot of money thrown at it and it looks superb.

I was very nearly going to be in competition with you to buy it, but since I have 2 other 9-5s I decided against it.

You will enjoy that car, there is already a thread on here covering it viewtopic.php?f=35&t=111400&start=140

Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:47 pm 
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Car Model: Volvo 240 B200F
Today removed all the wheels to check calipers, disks and pads.
Can’t find anything wrong.
Then drove the car a few mile and the noise appeared again.
Sounds like this (not this loud nor for so long):
https://youtu.be/NQxUTR91gHs


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:02 pm 
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Car Model: Volvo 240 B200F
Afternoon off today. Spent the afternoon cleaning the interior, not detailing yet.
Quick oil and filter change and general cleaning including leather.
Didn’t washheadlining. Don’t know yet how to.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:07 pm 
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Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:21 pm
Posts: 571
Location: Scotland
Car Model: Hirsch Wagons
Hello there

I used to own this lovely 9-5 Hirsch wagons I am happy to see it has went to a good home.
Over the 13 years I had the car I probably spent over £20 grand.
Things I would like to have done respray the 9-5 upgrade the interior to 2006 Aero and put a set of 4 pot brembo brakes.
I wish all the best and hope you enjoy owning the car as much as I did.

From David Jnr & David Snr


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:34 am 
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Car Model: Volvo 240 B200F
Hi mate! Very nice of you posting your reply.
I can honestly say this car is better than schoneville pictured it.
And clearly you loved it very much over the years.
If I may, why did you move on from Saab?


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