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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 am 
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Car Models: 96 V4 & 9-3 Turbo-X
Look at all the other upgrades youve removed and you have your answer.

Its all about the bangin tunes innit!


Didnt you pick this car up in Essex? EDIT: checking again, not quite. Kent?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:16 am 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
OK, think it may have been tuned as well as DPF deleted (although EGR is still there/working)

Coldish day, brisk acceleration up slip road and I'm seeing 721Kg/hr air intake.

my old car was 660Kg/Hr max, for 210bhp tuned stg1 and 565KG/hr for standard stg0 / 180bhp

If the 720Kg/hr numbers are to be believed, then this car is ~230bhp

It does feel quicker than the wifes, and does pull to 5000rpm hard!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
Next fix:

Front end rattle has been expelled

Tried a new (supplied with car) drop link on NSF but made no different.

Then had a look at the strut top mount. looked OK, should do it was all apart 1000 miles ago

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Date tested 14 March 2018
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Mileage 55,481 miles
MOT test number 3587 1119 7633
Reason(s) for failure Nearside Front coil spring broken (2.4.C.1a)


Then checked the top nut.. and added 3/4 of a turn before it was tight...

Rattle/patter has now gone.

But I still have some drive chain whine in 1st/2nd...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:17 am 
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My god, that better to drive now, you don't really realise how annoying the rattle is until it's gone!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:13 am 
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Car Models: saab 9-5 Aero HOT 2003
With one remap it is possible to get up to 240BHP in the Twin Turb diesels.

Also tyre wise Uniroyal Rain Sport 3's are really good. Bit cheaper and they wear slightly quicker. But grip in the wet is phenomenal. My friends at Litchfield imports all run them on there daily's and I run them on my 9-5. Never miss a beat!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:21 pm 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
Next minor change:

Removed the broken front ash tray and fitted a Saab Cubby hole.

Much better

The ash tray was missing the ash tray insert, broken around the cig lighter, and had drill holes for extra cables.

And to top it off, Mr Scotch lock had been here too!


Grrrrrr.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Cubby:

I also found a couple more bits of the broken switch pack (the little plastic pushers), so I've put some more of those in too.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:50 pm 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
Been a busy couple of weeks at work, so I've done little.

Today I finally got round to swapping the grooved and cross drilled brake discs from side to side...

Numpty prev owner had put them on the wrong sides...

Glad I did it, as I found 3 loose bolts! 2 Caliper carrier bolts and 1 slider bolt

Also missing are 2 of the slider bolt caps/covers.

Only one moment of panic was when the car was up on axle stands, both wheels off, calipers off and car blocking the driveway to other car.... caliper carriers are on a E20 bolt!!! not a 17mm hex. Grrr I don't have any of those.

Went to my tool box to rummage around to see it I could find anything to bodge then with, and find a years old unopened pack of E sockets from E4 to E24 on a fast clip rail :-) result!


Down to 23 things left on my list.

Before and after


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:17 pm 
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Car Models: og aero,Viggen,TTID wagon
guffers158 wrote:
With one remap it is possible to get up to 240BHP in the Twin Turb diesels.

Also tyre wise Uniroyal Rain Sport 3's are really good. Bit cheaper and they wear slightly quicker. But grip in the wet is phenomenal. My friends at Litchfield imports all run them on there daily's and I run them on my 9-5. Never miss a beat!



Ive never heard or seen a remap only make a genuine 240 BHP , most of the main mappers quote 210BHP I.E Maptune , Hursch and there are a couple of other's that quote 210BHP on a remap only


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Location: Mulbarton,Norfolk
Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
Left to do:

Look at wing mirror electrics as left sometimes moves when adjusting right
Look at wing mirror glass / tinting / heating
look at how OS wing mirror is fitted to car.. gap at top!
Look at OSR window, drops OK, but takes 3-4 goes and cutouts to raise
Change Centre armrest glove box to remove hole
Change passenger centre console trim (by their right leg)
Change passenger kick panel under glove box
Fit Hirsch CF leather dash
Fix / replace centre vent
Replace driver vent
Replace nightpanel switch pack
* Replace Exhaust flexi (just started blowing)
* Change timing belt, pulleys and water pump
* Service (due January)
New Summer tyres (spring time), 235/40*18 probably
Better brake pads.....currently has Eicher pads
Replace led Number plate bulbs with real ones
* Get a 2nd key....
Look for boost leak
Change bonnet and boot badges
Get 2 Brake slider pin dust covers.
Replace battery cover
Fit CTEK quick connect charging cable
Blank EGR
Fix DPF...

Nice to haves:
Look for AFL headlights
Look for 4 new TPMS sensors
Paint brake calipers black

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:50 pm 
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Car Models: saab 9-5 Aero HOT 2003
keeny wrote:
guffers158 wrote:
With one remap it is possible to get up to 240BHP in the Twin Turb diesels.

Also tyre wise Uniroyal Rain Sport 3's are really good. Bit cheaper and they wear slightly quicker. But grip in the wet is phenomenal. My friends at Litchfield imports all run them on there daily's and I run them on my 9-5. Never miss a beat!



Ive never heard or seen a remap only make a genuine 240 BHP , most of the main mappers quote 210BHP I.E Maptune , Hursch and there are a couple of other's that quote 210BHP on a remap only


My dad has his tuned by Celtic tuning and it made 240 on the dyno. I will ask him for the dyno results.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:29 pm 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
New car is getting old.
Added nearly 2,000 miles since 14th September when it was bought.
It's 10.5 years old this month and its yearly average is increasing dramatically!

Nothing been done recently due to weather and being busy.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:58 pm 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
It's been a little while but I've picked up a couple of items off the list in 2019, although most of the year has been revolving around building work/new kitchen:

Replaced Exhaust flexi
Changed timing belt, pulleys and water pump
Serviced
New Summer tyres (spring time), 235/40*18 Goodyear Eagle F1's
4 New TPMS valves to replace the 11 yr old ones with failing batteries
Replace led Number plate bulbs with real ones
Got a second key
Fitted CTEK quick connect charging cable
Fitted Winter wheels (235/45*17 Nokian WRA3's
Looked at OSR window, drops OK, but took 3-4 goes and cutouts to raise, now better.

Left to do:

Look at wing mirror electrics as left sometimes moves when adjusting right
Look at wing mirror glass / tinting / heating
look at how OS wing mirror is fitted to car.. gap at top!
Change Centre armrest glove box to remove hole
Change passenger centre console trim (by their right leg)
Change passenger kick panel under glove box
Fit Hirsch CF leather dash
Fix / replace centre vent
Replace driver vent
Replace nightpanel switch pack
Better brake pads.....currently has Eicher pads

Change bonnet and boot badges
Get 2 Brake slider pin dust covers.
Replace battery cover

Blank EGR
Fix DPF...

Nice to haves:
Look for AFL headlights
Paint brake calipers black


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:50 pm 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
New MOT ticket today, straight though, no advisories.

And a EGR blank this afternoon. Inlet is chocker with oily soot!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:21 pm 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
2 yrs on and another small update:

Finally got rid of the failing or failed interior light LED lamps (1 bright, 2 dim, one off) and refitted the original style lamps at a cost of £3.68.

On the downside, the car has finally reached 85,000m (Covid has saved many miles...) and the DMF has let go.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:57 pm 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
Small update, I was offered access to a 2008 9-3 with dark interior to plunder, so today I have collected over a couple of hours:

Centre armrest glove box
Centre console trim
Passenger kick panel under glove box
Drivers kick panel
Radio and instrument cluster dash trim
Centre vent
Driver vent
Nightpanel switch pack
Battery cover
Right rear reflector
Driver lumbar support mech (for wifes car)
2 floor mat pins for main carpet (for wifes car)

Forgot to get...
Bonnet and boot badges
2 Brake slider pin dust covers.

That lot should get the interior of then car pretty much back to factory without all the butchered holes and smapped plastic the previous owner left.

Tomorrow should be a busy day.
I just need to decide on if I install the dash collected today, or the Hirsch CF leather one I have had in the garage for 7 years....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:22 pm 
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Car Models: White 93 Carlsson 2.8 V6
wrighar wrote:
Small update, I was offered access to a 2008 9-3 with dark interior to plunder, so today I have collected over a couple of hours:

Centre armrest glove box
Centre console trim
Passenger kick panel under glove box
Drivers kick panel
Radio and instrument cluster dash trim
Centre vent
Driver vent
Nightpanel switch pack
Battery cover
Right rear reflector
Driver lumbar support mech (for wifes car)
2 floor mat pins for main carpet (for wifes car)

Forgot to get...
Bonnet and boot badges
2 Brake slider pin dust covers.

That lot should get the interior of then car pretty much back to factory without all the butchered holes and smapped plastic the previous owner left.

Tomorrow should be a busy day.
I just need to decide on if I install the dash collected today, or the Hirsch CF leather one I have had in the garage for 7 years....


The Hirsch dash sounds good; does it have the emblem also..?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:13 am 
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sulaimaan wrote:
wrighar wrote:
Small update, I was offered access to a 2008 9-3 with dark interior to plunder, so today I have collected over a couple of hours:

Centre armrest glove box
Centre console trim
Passenger kick panel under glove box
Drivers kick panel
Radio and instrument cluster dash trim
Centre vent
Driver vent
Nightpanel switch pack
Battery cover
Right rear reflector
Driver lumbar support mech (for wifes car)
2 floor mat pins for main carpet (for wifes car)

Forgot to get...
Bonnet and boot badges
2 Brake slider pin dust covers.

That lot should get the interior of then car pretty much back to factory without all the butchered holes and smapped plastic the previous owner left.

Tomorrow should be a busy day.
I just need to decide on if I install the dash collected today, or the Hirsch CF leather one I have had in the garage for 7 years....


The Hirsch dash sounds good; does it have the emblem also..?


No, no emblem from memory.
I bought it off 'Stevedol' in 2015 who had had it on his 9-3 for ~5 yrs.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:59 pm 
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Car Models: TTid's only now :-(
OK, 3.5 yrs in and finally fixing some cosmetic bits:

Stuff stripped from the cenre console today:

The previous owner was a useless lunatic.

Including 5 40mm chipboard screws to hold panels on, scotch locks, wide nuts, miles of speaker cable for power and a Mini usb lead up and across the A pillar air bag!


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