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 Post subject: Back in the game!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen
Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
So ...... I have a saab again!

9000 aero in silver with maple dash and door cappings. Time to start ordering bit for her.

Drove 350 miles home, returned 39mpg at 70 with the cruise on so seems to be pretty good. Looks to have a cat back stainless exhaust but that is where the mods end unfortunately

Stuff i have found to need sorting are:
-Front passenger wing starting to rust but not bad (anyone got a solid silver wing going for a decent price let me know)
-boost issue, pretty sure its the apc
-rocker gasket, for some reason theres a binch of what looks like red silicone type sealant all round it
-rear drivers side door intermittently shows as being open
-tyres are both ditch finders and years old so perished and cracked
-alloys could do with a refurb
-brakes are terrible (gonna change front disks and pads, change fluid and do braided hoses)
-gear change a bit stiff and sometimes struggling to go into first so dogbone bushes are shot and likely the gearbox one so change tjem and get it full of redline mtl
-passenger side wheel bearing an advisory at mot so change that

Interior wise it really clean, no rips in seats ect, only slight discolouration on some spots of the leather so get some nourishing shoe polish on them tomorrow.

Other than that i can start getting the stuff that matters sorted, spare ecu and stage 2 map then get the suspension all sorted - not a massive rush for that as feels like the shocks and springs have probably been changed at some point but only to startard items.

Barely run in at 124k and 13 months MOT


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:37 pm 
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Car Model: The Pizza Taxi
Nice.

I've always found the 9000 brakes to be hard work.

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
Also boot release doesnt work.

The brakes on my last one were pretty good so hopefully those few bits will sort it out, will have a lool at the calipers as might just do them for good measure while im there


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Jopo's 1996 9000 aero
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
Hi everyone,

I put up a post about my new aquisition already but cant figure out how to change the title so thought I would start a build thread.

Bodywork is overall very good so not much to do there, the passenger side wing is bubbling so plans are get both wings off, fix the bad one, probably touch up the good one as im.sure its not perfect. Then underseal them.

Want to pressure wash the bottom of the car then use some underseal to help protect the underside, although will stop short of drilling holes and doing cavity waxing.

Going to refresh most of the mechanicals and in the interim run a stage 2 car on standard downpipe but will look to get a 3" downpipe and bigger intercooler at some point to go stage 3 then maybe go to stage 5 next summer with a hybrid turbo and better fuelling but thats on the back burner for now.

Im pretty bad at project threads but will try and get as many pictures as i can and update, if theres any requests of what pics you want to see let me know.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Car Model: Back in a 9000 #4!
Welcome back to the club!

Was this one from Saabtech in Glossop by any chance? I was sniffing around this one before I got mine, if it is.

In any case, looks a nice one. Good luck with her!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:15 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
It certainly is the saabtec one,

Has some issues, mainly age related stuff, already sorted the missing boost with an apc clean.

The engine idles a bit high, going to clean out the iac to see if that makes a difference.

The brakes are really spongy but been ordering bits so stay tuned ....

As the car was sitting for a bit there was a lot of dirt ect up in the rear of the underside where the bumper meets the metal so quite a bit of that is crusty but its not structual so some rust inhibiting underseal after the powerwash should suffice.

The suspension is quite tired and the gear shift isnt very precise but again watch this space ....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
So parts have started arriving now:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:23 pm 
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Car Model: Back in a 9000 #4!
Nice - some lovely editions there!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:16 pm 
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Car Model: MY99 9-3 SE HOT
Looks a good example, keep it undersealed up here.

Dinitrol seems to get good ratings, we are gonna try it on other halfs anniversary 9000


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
Was planning on u dersealing when i put all the parts on it, gonna get the wings off and get the passenger side rust sorred then seal the backs of them and the rest of the car


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:34 pm 
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Car Model: 1993 9000 2.0 cse
do you know the water drians in from the rear hatch hole in the bumper into the wheel well
if the cars parked leaning left right side down the wtaer can go behind the wheel arches then rot away unseen
if you remover the trim across the back of the boot hatch you can see a hole either side and one in the middle in the lock hole
this is not good for a 9000 longterm what a stupid idea eh

nice 9000 by the way looks good in silver i think

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:02 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
So due to a suspected small head gasket leak i have decided to do the head gasket and the timing gear, will do waterpump while there, had toyed with doing this anyway to future proof the car while its all taken apart so only really a few hundred quid extra for some peace of mind. Have ordered genuine bits from jamsaab today, meanwhile more bits have been arriving so pics to follow when i get a chance


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:23 pm 
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Car Model: Leon cupra 1.8t - badger5'd
So thats me started to strip the beast for its overhaul

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Wings came off as the passenger side is pretty rotten, the drivers side hiwever has been changed at some point and is perfect

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And the windscreen surround i hear you ask ........

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:17 pm 
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Very clean. Much more enjoyable working on a solid foundation.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Car Model: Back in a 9000 #4!
It looks to be a very sound base - your windscreen surround is definitely cleaner than mine.........

Watching with great interest! Keep us up to date!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:32 pm 
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There is a bit of crust but its all non-structural so far. Got some bilt hamber underseal brown wax and some bilt hamber clear sealing wax which are both supposed to stop rot aswell as sealing so going to get that on most of the underside and those hidden bits in the inside of the wings ect.

Windscreen surround is a highlight so far, probably cleaner in real life as i havent cleaned it yet so in the pic its a bit grubby.


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