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 Post subject: Hopeful owner
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:21 pm 
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Hi there.
My names Darrell, I’m from north London and looking at buying a Saab 9-3 convertible for a runabout for my wife.


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 Post subject: Re: Hopeful owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:53 am 
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And this is what I’ve been looking at.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224088973414


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 Post subject: Re: Hopeful owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:37 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Hopeful owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:20 pm 
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Location: East Dorset
Car Models: 9-5 9-3SSx2 Sonett T16S 9000
Darrell123 wrote:
And this is what I’ve been looking at.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224088973414


That looks pretty good. You don't have the turbo to worry about and the mileage is low.

If the history doesn't show a gearbox fluid change recently, can I suggest you get that done as a first point. It is a reasonably easy job for you to do yourself. Drain, refill (you get about 4 litres of the 8 out each time) then do that another two times over the next 1000 miles. You will swap 80%+ of the fluid, make the change far sweeter and preserve the gearbox.

In fact, if you can't see evidence, change all the fluids, even suck out the hood fluid if you can. You will leave yourself with far fewer problems in future.


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 Post subject: Re: Hopeful owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:56 pm 
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Hi there,
Thanks for the reply. That’s just the sort of info I’m after. I won’t be able to do that sort of thing myself so any idea of a rough price from my local garage??


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 Post subject: Re: Hopeful owner
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:29 pm 
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Darrell123 wrote:
Hi there,
Thanks for the reply. That’s just the sort of info I’m after. I won’t be able to do that sort of thing myself so any idea of a rough price from my local garage??

Crumbs, that is a bit of an open ended question. Not knowing how much your garage charges will change this answer.
If you are putting it in for a full service anyway, I would think all fluids are going to take another hour to change (£60 labour? plus perhaps £100 in PAS fluid, gearbox fluid, antifreeze etc) I suppose it will probably be about £300 for the service with all the other fluids done. I am really just guessing here.
The hood fluid is special and you can't just put any old rubbish in. It isn't terribly expensive for a litre from Saabits (other suppliers are available! :lol: ) and it will take them longer to undo all the bolts to get to the reservoir than it will to vacuum out the fluid in there. You don't need to flush it through, just swapping as much as you can will help keep everything healthy.


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 Post subject: Re: Hopeful owner
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:03 am 
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Best to post in the Workshop section for advice but the gearbox oil changes are not difficult. However, it does need to be done 3 times to change almost all the fluid. The hood pump can be topped up with Halfords Jack Oil, works fine. Main thing to check, apart from rust as with any car that age, is for a cracked bulkhead. Run the engine and turn the steering lock to lock while stationary with you foot on the brake pedal. There should be hardly any perceptible movement of the pedal felt.

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 Post subject: Re: Hopeful owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:27 am 
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