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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:23 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
A few bits and pieces as I revert this to 'normal'

56,500m Titan Grey 2008 9-3 Aero TTid with Business pack, Executive pack & Convienience Pack

Without spending loads...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:26 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
As of today:

Fly eye rear light gone
Stick on windscreen sun strip gone (that was really annoying!)
Heko side window wind deflectors gone


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:31 pm 
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Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Todo list left:

Get OSF locking wheel bolt off (tyre is worn of the edge too)
Find out what causes the drone/whine in low gears accelerating some of the time
Find a DPF to fit and recode ECU for it! Annoyed by this!
Remove red paint from front calipers
Remove cross drilled and grooved front discs
Fix centre arm rest box hole and missing accessory 12v socket :-(
Fix dash button pack (nightpanel and dash brightness) as they don't work
Find an uncracked battery cover.
Sort door mirrors out as they both adjust together. Not sure auto dim glass has been fitted either, looks very clear.
Sort OSR window which takes 3-4 goes to raise from bottom (sticky).
Fit Genuine Bonnet and boot badges...
Fit my Hirsch CF leather dash.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:41 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Might be easier to get a new centre arm rest / cubby store.

the 2 USB ports are kind of handy, except between them is a red LED battery voltage readout which is a bit distracting.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Someone has also gone LED mad in the car, number plate lights (which flash when the car is unlocked and off), footwekk light setc.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:54 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero est. 9-3 Carlsson
Those ALU79 wheels would go over 345mm Turbo X brakes...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:07 pm 
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Those ALU79 wheels would go over 345mm Turbo X brakes...


:-)

But my alu51(?) 17" 5 spoke winter wouldn't

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:09 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero est. 9-3 Carlsson
That wheel is the spare in the Carlsson. I tried it and it just goes on... :)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:11 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Nightpanel and dash brightness fixed.

Someone ham fisted had removed the switch cluster, and in doing so had split the pack losing the button push rods, putting a button in upside down and refitting the rubber pad backwards.

I have managed to find 3 of the 8 pushers, just enough for brighter, dimmer and Nightpanel.

Bottom 2 unused button are flopped in, bit so be it.

Working for now.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:14 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Have to say, I'm not in love with this one like my previous Saabs, too tinkered with in non sensitive ways. cut up dash, centre cubby etc.

It's fast, I'd guess mapped, but no idea by who, pulls hard to 5000rpm!

May well trade it quickly if a NG9-5 ever comes up.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:04 am 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Well that's the locking wheel bolts sorted

And wheels rotated back to front.

Drop link next.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:57 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
4 new (well old age appropriate) wheel bolts fitted to the 4 holes where locking bolts used to live :-)

Also, I've worked out why the speedo is over reading by so much (6 or 7 mph at 70mph)

car is set to 225/45*18 wheels, so 2072mm circumference
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the car is fitted with 4 225/40*18 tyres, so 2001mm actual circumference....

I've updated the car via TechII to 2000mm and it's looking much better.
Guessing the tyres were cheap or cheaper, it has 2 GY Eagle F1's and 2 Contisport5's.

As to tyres:
225/40*18 = 2001 GY Eagle F1's about £83 (currently on but too small really)
235/45*17 = 2021 (my 17" winter set and 17" standard size)
235/40*18 = 2026 GY Eagle F1's about £96, close size match to my winters
245/40*18 = 2052 GY Eagle F1's about £106 fairly close to 18" standard diameter
225/45*18 = 2072 GY Eagle F1's about £121 (18" standard size) Quite Pricey
235/45*18 = 2100 GY Eagle F1's about £122

Which size to choose in Spring, non standard sizes are cheaper :-) i.e 235/40*18 and 245/40*18

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
And now I've swapped the 'HD' dashcam for my old one which is HD and about 4* the quality, even though it's 5 years old, and mine does GPS location, speed, sound and 3 axis g-force etc.

It's also 3 times smaller and very discrete.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:07 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Investigating the 3 fault codes today:

B2570 04 Trunk Light Circuit, Open

Fault symptom
Luggage compartment lighting, faulty function.

On-board diagnosis
Type of diagnosis:Continuous
Enable criteria:Luggage compartment lighting is lit.
Fault criteria:Current consumption is below 20 mA.

I think the muppet has put LED bulbs in....

and TPMM
C075B-03 and
C075C-03

Looks like 2 wheel pressure sensors have low battery's

Sometimes does not catch when starting from cold.... will check glow plugs, but no glowing errors. May try changing starting torque.
Also, injector compensation is:

running at 2000rpm for a minute and dropping to idle and allowed to settle:
cyl1 +1.14 mg/com
cyl2 -1.35 mg/com
cyl3 -1.03 mg/com
cyl4 +1.25 mg/com

I think that is OK, but can't remember..

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Looking a lot better without the barry boy gear fitted!

Shame about the bodgery.

Regarding tyres, 235/40 is what you want. That's what my Hirsch 2.8T always had on it, from new. Good grip, good ride, good handling, no issues with rubbing etc. Not convinced about 245/40, but if you're willing to try...

I put the BBS RXs off FB2 onto it for a while with 225/40s and it looked weird, also didn't handle so well. Not a fan of 225/45, too tall. Plus very few cars use that size, hence the extra cost.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:50 am 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Yes, 235/40*18 was what I was leaning too, not too expensive (about the same price as 235/45*17's), and the size is comparable, so no wheel diameter size changes needed to be set swapping between summer and winter wheels.

Also sorted some of my lighting oddities last night when I found the car was set to US/CA lighting, now reset to Rest of World...

Doh!

Need to sort myself Security access now, to change the rolling (TSL?) locking and unlocking which is set.

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