UKSaabs

THE site for UK Saab people!
It is currently Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:52 am

All times are UTC



Forum rules


The place for you to start a thread about and show us your car.

(Please stick to one thread, rather than starting several threads for the same vehicle).

Your Cars is the place for telling us about your new cars, minor upgrades and mini projects.
Full on restorations & major rebuilds should be posted in Restorations & Major Projects.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:23 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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...

The start:


Attachments:
IMG_0855.jpg
IMG_0855.jpg [ 411.92 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]
IMG_0864.jpg
IMG_0864.jpg [ 197.64 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]
IMG_0859.jpg
IMG_0859.jpg [ 423.67 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Last edited by wrighar on Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:26 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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


Attachments:
IMG_0863.jpg
IMG_0863.jpg [ 270.45 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]
IMG_0866.jpg
IMG_0866.jpg [ 168.62 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]
IMG_0867.jpg
IMG_0867.jpg [ 340.63 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:31 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
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.

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Last edited by wrighar on Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:41 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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.


Attachments:
IMG_0870.jpg
IMG_0870.jpg [ 184.16 KiB | Viewed 677 times ]
IMG_0871.jpg
IMG_0871.jpg [ 154.39 KiB | Viewed 677 times ]
IMG_0872.jpg
IMG_0872.jpg [ 302.5 KiB | Viewed 677 times ]

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:42 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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.

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:54 pm 
Offline
UKS Encyclopædia G-M
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:39 am
Posts: 39704
Location: SW Herts
Car Model: 9-5 Aero est. 9-3 Carlsson
Those ALU79 wheels would go over 345mm Turbo X brakes...

_________________
.
.
.
.
Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:07 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
sgould wrote:
Those ALU79 wheels would go over 345mm Turbo X brakes...


:-)

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

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:09 pm 
Offline
UKS Encyclopædia G-M
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:39 am
Posts: 39704
Location: SW Herts
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... :)

_________________
.
.
.
.
Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:11 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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.

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:14 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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.

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:04 am 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Well that's the locking wheel bolts sorted

And wheels rotated back to front.

Drop link next.

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:57 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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
but
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

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:46 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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.

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:07 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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..

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 pm 
Offline
Put a SOC in it!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:48 pm
Posts: 21684
Location: Fliptop Towers, North Yorks...the flat bit.
Car Model: One or two...
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.

_________________
S6 Avant 4.0 V8T 450bhp/550Nm
9-5 Aero 600Nm FB3
900 T16S track hack
96V4s


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:50 am 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
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.

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:29 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Cleared the drain vent today, it was full of mulchy leaves and poo, job well in need of doing. Cabin filter is filthy too, so have swapped for the new one I too out my old car :-)

Stereo sound a bit unbalanced, so went looking....
And found more bodgery which I will need to look into:

Not sure what to do with these yet...

From the blurb they sound 'quality' https://uk.gearbest.com/car-dvd-player/pp_443536.html
Guessing I can just move the wires back to the old speakers.


Attachments:
IMG_0894.jpg
IMG_0894.jpg [ 341.84 KiB | Viewed 461 times ]
IMG_0896.jpg
IMG_0896.jpg [ 263.74 KiB | Viewed 461 times ]
IMG_0898.jpg
IMG_0898.jpg [ 233.63 KiB | Viewed 461 times ]

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:49 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
I Don't think the from dash speakers are original either...
"Pyramid 328GS"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SPEAKERS-DIFFU ... B00N01RHYI

They really have replaced standard with 'some quality kit'....

Although the door and centre ones look normal.

Also, I assume the 2 6*9 parcel shelf ones not connected are original, but I'm not sure. They are co-axial pioneer's.


Attachments:
IMG_0909.jpg
IMG_0909.jpg [ 315.65 KiB | Viewed 458 times ]
IMG_0911.jpg
IMG_0911.jpg [ 323.52 KiB | Viewed 458 times ]
IMG_0913.jpg
IMG_0913.jpg [ 274.37 KiB | Viewed 458 times ]

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Last edited by wrighar on Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:09 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:50 pm 
Offline
Luger Lout
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:00 pm
Posts: 21271
Location: Swindon
Car Model: Estella. 2008 Manual 9-5 D
Wriggler, I know what you mean about missing the love.

The last three or four 9-5's have been delivered here. I never felt the love for any of them.

Estella is the exception to my own rool.

1, She is a diseasel. I never thought that I would buy one of these.

2, I like her so much, I bought her twin sister to provide spare parts she needs.

3, Slightly disappointed with the lack of MOT bits on PC. I'll live with this.

4, I bet that Martin likes Estella as well. I have spent some beans getting her sorted..

5, Driving home yesterday was WELL worth all the recent hassle.

_________________
Si.

Dancing on a Highway Somewhere..


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:28 pm 
Offline
UKS Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Posts: 14515
Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
Who does this and thinks they are improving their car though..... sigh...

_________________
What we need are more people who specialise in the impossible


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

follow UKSaabs on Twitter



UKSaabs silhouette logo images by Mark Green www.greenphotos.com
"subsilver2" slightly bodged by UKSaabs for our own use.

:: Disclaimer ::
Comments posted here are the views of their individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the owners of this Web site.
Authors assume all responsibility for comments posted here.

UKSaabs The biggest and best privately owned UK based independent Saab forum for all SAAB enthusiasts.
Whilst we encourage our users to support our advertisers the site wishes to remain independent and therefore does not endorse any particular advertiser(s)
UKSaabs is not affiliated with Saab Cars UK or Saab Automobile AB