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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:24 am 
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Location: West Dorset UK
Car Model: 96TT/900S Cabrio/9-3SW Aero
Took the 9-3SW for it's MoT yesterday - 121k on the clock - pass with no advisories & good result on the free acceleration smoke test, 0.01 against limit of 0.5 . Happy with my decision to put a few tanks of Shell V-Power through it prior to the test. Still need to get the oil pickup O-ring changed but that's not a job I plan to do myself. The part costs about £9 but it's a 4-hr job to remove & replace the sump!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:10 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen Stavanger Offshore ou Le Giraudet
Car Model: Most of them!
Put another 1000 miles on the 9-3 since new year, but with some expense this time. I fitted a new battery :D as the one that came with the car nearly 8 years ago had started to fail to start the car on frosty mornings. The old one will continue to do service on something else I am sure!

Left Sheffield and drove to Gatwick, cruise at 72 satnav speed, averaged 52.3mpg. From there to Folkstone, then 300 miles of French motorways at 85mph satnav speed and averaged 47.0 mpg. Happy with that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen Stavanger Offshore ou Le Giraudet
Car Model: Most of them!
Today I nipped out to fetch a friend and his pushbike who was stranded. Trouble was he was stranded in Germany! Across 3/4 of France, a bit of Luxembourg and into Germany, picked him up and returned. 857 miles, average speed including all stops of 66mph at 45mpg. Not bad for an 11 year old car with 147k on the clock! :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:07 pm 
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Location: South Yorkshire
Car Model: 9.3 Aero
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Left Sheffield and drove to Gatwick


You could have stopped for a cuppa. I'm 10 mins from Sheffield. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:15 pm 
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Location: Leicestershire
Car Model: 1992 3dr 900i
Changed the rear trailing arm front mounts and replaced the wash/wipe stalk on the blue 900. Mounts made no difference to the knocking at the back but now the washers wash properly 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:19 pm 
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Location: south west Scotland
Car Model: 2010 9-5 2.3T Turbo edition
Fixed my mirrors took a punt on a mirror on ebay for £45 my passenger side memory and reverse drop had stopped working and drivers side was only folding half way so thanks to the parts from the second hand mirror and the information on this forum I now have two working mirrors :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:54 pm 
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Car Model: 2010 9-5 2.3T Turbo edition
since the mirrors were a quick fix I gave it a wash and quick buff with wax
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:14 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 HOT Aero convertible
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Fitted 20mm from wheel spacers & 25mm rears on the Aero, fills the arches lovely now on the o.e. rims. :D

Pm’ed you re’ this. Please see inbox. Thanks :)

Put my new 9-3 Aero convertible away for the rest of winter. That is until I start tinkering....... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 TiD auto
Fitted the Bluetooth aux in, pairs with phone really quickly and I have a physical remote which has buttons, meaning I can change tracks without looking at a screen.

Music quality is no different than plugging in with a 3.5mm jack.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:13 pm 
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Location: South Oxfordshire
Car Model: 9-3ss Aero 2.0T; OG9-3 vert
Today I removed the following from my black 9-3ss Aero:

Ecu, Gearbox turret, coil packs, ashtray delete cubby, heated seat element, all 4 Bilstein B6 shocks + front springs, Jetex exhaust + flexi, rear disks and pads, front 314mm discs with pads and calipers on carriers, wheels, 6x9 speakers, spare wheel, tool kit, rear lights, mats, alloy wheels, front splitter, all my personal effects.

Tomorrow it will be scrapped, for tonight it sits on breezeblocks. :(

Over the next few weeks much of that will go onto the new 9-3ss Aero!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:20 pm 
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Car Model: 9k, 9-5 Aero & a Jaaag
Adjusted the Jetex exhaust on the 9-5 Aero estate, because it had sagged at the join between the centre silencer and pipe to the back box ... again :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:38 am 
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Re-fitted the wings to the 9000 Aero.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:05 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen Stavanger Offshore ou Le Giraudet
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After the Germany trip which included a short autobahn section where I saw 112mph on the Satnav 8) before an idiot in an Audi pulled out causing some heavy breaking, now the rear pads are down to the metal :evil:

Awaiting replacements from BillJ at Saabits....

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:28 pm 
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Adjusted the Jetex exhaust on the 9-5 Aero estate, because it had sagged at the join between the centre silencer and pipe to the back box ... again :roll:


Could you get a short length of pipe ever so slightly larger than the OD of the exhaust. Slit right down the length and slide over the join then clamp both ends.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:41 pm 
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Car Model: 9k, 9-5 Aero & a Jaaag
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Adjusted the Jetex exhaust on the 9-5 Aero estate, because it had sagged at the join between the centre silencer and pipe to the back box ... again :roll:


Could you get a short length of pipe ever so slightly larger than the OD of the exhaust. Slit right down the length and slide over the join then clamp both ends.

I’ll show you next time you’re round :lol:

Seems my options are to try and bodge a support using steel cable ties and a rubber mount, or get it aligned and tack welded in place ... poor design though, really ... shame as it’s a good exhaust system otherwise.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:44 pm 
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Car Model: 95 Aero Turbo4
Looked back it with a sad face as it sits in the work's car park waiting for the windscreen.
2 years ago to the day I collected it from Slater's Colwyn Bay

15 years ago today I picked up my 9-3SS Aero from Autohaus Luzzi & Luzzi in Munich - she was registered M Y 2287 and is now LF53TNZ, still going...

14 Jan 2004 and 14 Jan 2017 I played Madame Helga in the cars as I collected them, the NG is called Madame Helga in honour of the track - why I chose the Stereophonics track I can't explain


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Not a car specifically, but spent two hours in the garage sorting a large box of assorted electrical items (fuses of all types, bulbs, spade, bullet and every other type of connector, switches, small leds, a million short lengths of shrink wrap and numerous other items) into a large compartmentalised box.

Very nearly finished when my jumper hooked on the lid and pulled the whole lot off the table onto the floor.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:14 pm 
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I feel for you bro. Did that with a 35 compartment case of screws last year.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:00 pm 
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Car Model: 95 Aero Auto Est Stg 1 Noobed
Mark_A wrote:
Not a car specifically, but spent two hours in the garage sorting a large box of assorted electrical items (fuses of all types, bulbs, spade, bullet and every other type of connector, switches, small leds, a million short lengths of shrink wrap and numerous other items) into a large compartmentalised box.

Very nearly finished when my jumper hooked on the lid and pulled the whole lot off the table onto the floor.

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I feel for you bro. Did that with a 35 compartment case of screws last year.

cc


At least you have something to set your mind to. Just think of the enjoyment of finally sorting it all out, again. :lol: :oops:

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