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 Post subject: SAAB 9-3 Aero
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:59 pm 
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Location: Stockport, UK
Car Models: SAAB 9-3
Hello.

Planning on keeping a thread with updates of my recently purchased 9-3 Aero.

The car has covered 123k miles, and has an Abbot Motorsport subframe brace and steering rack brace, as well as a noobtune 250.

The rear arches have some rust I'll probably get sorted, for now I'll treat them and keep an eye on them. It's also booked in for a sump clean, and an oil and filter change.

Planning a couple of upgrades, the car came with a few bits that weren't fitted such as spares and some upgrades.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Car Models: SAAB 9-3
Sump was cleaned the other day, fresh oil and filter as well. PCV kit is here with all pipes for the update, plan on fitting that this weekend.

Had a wheel alignment and tyre today, nothing special just bits to create a solid base for any tuning!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:25 am 
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Location: Crewe, Cheshire
Car Models: 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero Estate
Welcome to the forum, nice looking car and will look much nicer once it's washed and cherished :), are you certain it does not have the PCV kit already, seems unlikely that the Abbot bits and the Noobtune would have been done without doing that first (sump drop too).

Good luck with your purchase

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:17 am 
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Car Models: SAAB 9-3
It strangely is still on the old PCV kit.

I'm thinking of splitting my B204 down and building a hybrid. My 204 has a rebuilt head and bottom end. My understanding is I can have 1.1mm taken off the T5 pistons and run 204 bottom end and everything else 205, ancilleries, head, keep the t7 loom on, and run 204 sump?

Any advice would be great, but I think that's how it's done. Be a shame to split the 204 down but I think it would be better used as a hybrid engine than in the Vauxhall conversion it was originally built for. That is the better option than just putting the 204 in as it retains the T7 management that way.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 9-3 Aero
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:27 pm 
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Location: Stockport, UK
Car Models: SAAB 9-3
PCV update fitted. 3 way firewall delete. Evap delete. Car is running smooth and a split in a hose that was deleted seems to have fixed a slight boost leak I found it had yesterday. Pulls well and pleased to have the update kit fitted.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 9-3 Aero
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:52 pm 
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Car Models: SAAB 9-3
Set of BCPR7ES fitted yesterday, seems to pull harder, no idea if it actually is but it certainly feels better for it. Next up is brakes. Also have rocker cover gaskets, cam cover bung and some new bolts to fit, which should tidy it up a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 9-3 Aero
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:12 pm 
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Before going balls in be sure to check chassis legs and suspension mounts thoroughly and often.

Apart from that be great to see more 900/9-3 kept alive.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 9-3 Aero
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:50 pm 
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Good point, will do. There is a bit of rust creeping through on the rear arches at the front, near the sill. I actually cleaned the arches and coated them in ACF 50 today to try and give them some protection from corrosion.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 9-3 Aero
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:31 pm 
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Been under the car, nice and solid. Clutch started slipping a couple of days ago when it's loaded up, I've spoken to the local SAAB specialists who've worked on my NG and this OG and they're going to fit a Viggen clutch kit I had that never got used! Might look at going stage 3 next.

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