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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:53 am 

Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:26 pm
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Car Models: Saab 900
Hi all, I thought the same about Tyrrell’s, been looking at his YouTube since he re-built Harry’s Garage Lamborghini engine, he has some hi-end cars going through there.

I have to pay Ian Tyrrell so guess he must have owned it or just selling?

Re-watched his video and noticed a green light on the top right of the dashboard, any ideas? He said fuel gauge not working he may have fixed it though.

Thanks for the offer Paul, sure we will have a meet up when things are back to normal.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:47 pm 
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Location: Leicestershire
Car Models: 1992 900i, 1984 T16S “Snufkin”, 1985 T16S "Max"
Green light is probably the headlights-are-on light indication.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:37 pm 

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Car Models: Saab 900
Hi all, tomorrow the car is being transported to a garage near me in Chelmsford that has serviced Saab’s for some time, just been MOT’d with no advisories which is great.
They are going to go over the car a give me a report on anything that needs doing, I haven’t seen any service records, just wondering what may be due at 125000 miles, auto gear box fluid change?

Really quite excited about getting it, obviously one of the most important things is a name, front runner, and popular Swedish girls name, SALLY (daughter’s choice).

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:54 pm 
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Location: Reading, Saabshire.
Car Models: 97 9000 Aero 2.3T
As its been in Tyrils workshop it shouldn't need anything. In theory....

92 9000 CSE 2.0T TD04, Street Terrorist.
97 9000 Aero 2.3T JulesTune Stage 2+
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:42 pm 
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Location: Wiltshire
Car Models: '89 Saab C900 T16S 'Trenty'
Ingrid surely?!

Nothing particularly at 125k, and as paul says below, a garage as prestigious as Tyrrell’s should certainly have done a service at the very least.

The problem, I find with dropping a car of this age off at a garage and getting a report is that, unless they acknowledge this fact, the report will be huge! All these cars waft around with any number of things, often electrical, not working; that’s just how it is. If you want to chase them all down and fix everything you’ll be in for a hefty bill.

The essentials are: functioning cooling system that doesn’t leak too badly. Fresh oil change and filters, check that it’s had the right spark plugs relatively recently - a year or two ago is fine. Check the condition of the belts. Check for any bad oil leaks.
They drive beautifully on relatively fresh suspension bits: bushes etc, springs that haven’t got too soft.
Make sure the tyres aren’t too old. Brakes look ok etc.
Keep on top of any developing rust, especially around the seams at the back and the boot floor and in and around the front cross member and transmission tunnels and door bottoms.

On the whole they are relatively cheap and easy to work on with a pretty bulletproof 4 cylinder engine. I’m afraid I have no experience of the auto box, but as long as it feels good, I’m sure you’ll be fine.


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