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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:37 pm 
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Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:27 pm
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Location: Weston-super-Mare
Car Models: Saab 9-5 Aero
Replaced the intercooler outlet hose as it had not 1 (that I knew about) but 2 splits in it! Think it must've been like it for a while as is like having a new car!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:05 am 
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Location: Maidstone
Car Models: 9-5 Aero
Limped it very sedately yesterday over to Saabflight....... seems all is not well with the engine mounts (diagnosis tbc) and the CV on the donor axle is fubar.....


On the plus side, the replacement engine is lovely and smooth, and the lightweight flywheel has made a nice positive difference even at partial throttle.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:23 pm 
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Location: Queenborough, Kent
Car Models: 9k, 9-5 & a Jaaag
ah yes, forgot to update ... replaced the steering rack on my 54-reg estate. It was leaking from the N/S boot, but upon removal and inspection it was leaking from the O/S as well ... just not as much and/or the clamp on the boot was sealing it better. The metal pipes on the donor were much less crusty too. Steering seems to feel a bit lighter now, too. Horrible job to do on your drive, though ...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:53 pm 
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Car Models: 1992 9000 cs carlsson turbo ( gone a few years back:( )
Just picked up my 9-5 estate battle cruiser and fitted new battery when picked up as the old battery was fubarred and fitted a new front indicator lamp as the original flew off on the test drive and was absolutely chucking it down as I was doing all this as you’d expect

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:18 pm 
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Car Models: 9-5 SE
So I wanted to look at fault codes, as I have lost my own OBD reader (god knows where it's got to), I've borrowed my mates snap-on reader. :D
After a couple of hours trying to get it to communicate with the 9-5, I've had to admit defeat, they're just not talking to each other. At all. :wall:

Symptoms:- Lots of smoke, it threw out a big cloud of white smoke, followed by clouds of brown smoke, and has today settled for bluish grey smoke.
Water has dropped, oil has dropped, but no oil in the water.
My diagnosis... Something's wrong under the bonnet.

Hopefully the fault codes will help me with a slightly more precise diagnostic, but I'm thinking it might be a head gasket. I also vaguely worry about the turbo oil seals.

I was hoping to borrow a compression tester off another good mate of mine, but that's hiding as well.

Still, at least the new battery in the key was a success, remote central locking now working perfectly again.

I currently have a set of aftermarket alloys (rota grids) to go on, to give me room for the planned Brembo caliper upgrade. And a car that' I'm increasingly concerned about. :|


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:18 am 
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Location: Victoria, Australia
Car Models: 1974 99LE Combi Automatic
Juggling the ignition timing, the idling mixture control, and the air bypass screw to get a reasonable warm-up idle on a D-Jetronic Saab with a slightly duff auxilliary air valve. I think I've just about managed it. D-Jetronic is complicated, but it's analogue, and with a bit of thought it's possible to fool it into working properly.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:40 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:19 pm
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Location: Apache country
Car Models: 9-5 2.3T Wagon, 986 Boxster
Well, yesterday, TBH.
Noticed the wagon's headlights were doing the uppy-downy and stopping at the bottom. No warning light.
Recently had the O/S CV changed when the reluctor ring rotted to bits and fell off, with too much rust on the joint to fit just a new ring.
Thinks...spanner man a bit careless with the lower suspension arm...?
Crawl under back just to be sure - nope - levelling lever still attached.
Lie down next to the O/S front wheel, preparing to shove a torch under, and there, seen from between the spokes, is a little drop link dangling free from the levelling sensor.
That's the sort of diagnosis I like.

Oddly, I'd driven all the way from Heathrow to home in the dark without noticing it, then spotted the issue on a trip back from the shops.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:36 am 
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Location: Victoria, Australia
Car Models: 1974 99LE Combi Automatic
Rebuilding my spare distributor, just in case something's sticking in the advance mechanism on the original; the 99's warm-up idling is good now, but the hot idle is variable. I haven't found any air leaks that might explain that.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:59 am 
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Location: Medway
Car Models: 9000 x 3, 900 & a '75 Beetle
My rather sausage fingered MOT inspector pushed the hazard switch into the dash on my 9000. I can't blame him as the switch is of such poor design. I set about removing all the plastic around the button with a dremel, so the button is exposed completely, then found a spare switch with a broken latch & removed the button. 30 mins of fiddling and a small screw later to hold the switch body, Voila!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:30 pm 
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Car Models: 9-5 Aero
Trying to chase down a knock on NSF so got the car on stands to attack the subframe and replace with polybushes only to discover the rear two were already poly. So that isn't the problem then...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:29 pm 
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Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:31 pm
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Car Models: 9-3 1.9Tid Vector Sport An.
Oil and filter change on the getz. Which designer thought it was a good idea to out it under the bulkhead and upside down needs shooting.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:31 pm 
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Location: Bucks
Car Models: Saab NG 9-5 Aero
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Oil and filter change on the getz. Which designer thought it was a good idea to out it under the bulkhead and upside down needs shooting.

So sticking the filter underneath air filter behind the front bumper is a good idea?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:26 pm 
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Car Models: 9-3 1.9Tid Vector Sport An.
GeoffR wrote:
Dirtyleeds wrote:
Oil and filter change on the getz. Which designer thought it was a good idea to out it under the bulkhead and upside down needs shooting.

So sticking the filter underneath air filter behind the front bumper is a good idea?


Nope not at all


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:04 pm 
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Car Models: 9-5 Aero
Still chasing the knock. Having previously checked that my NSF top mount was good I then replaced the bearing, drop link and the wishbone assembly to discount all other components...but it still knocked.
The only thing that hadn't been changed was the top mount; I've literally just got back from a shakedown having replaced it and all is good with the world. Why spend £40 when you can spend £80 and then spend the £40 anyway?
Moral of the story is it may look ok but it probably isn't :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:19 pm 
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Location: SW Herts
Car Models: 2007 9-5 Aero est. 300hp Hirsch. 9-3 2010 9-3 Carlsson
If you lever the two halves of the top mount apart, you can see what causes the knock!! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:53 pm 
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Car Models: 9-5 Aero
Just fixed my ACC display for £4 (have two spares just in case- £12 total) and a hot metal spoon handle :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:31 pm 
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Location: Essex
Car Models: 95 Aero Estate
Fresh ticket on the 2006 93 rag top (the wifes). No advisories, although its only completed 1200 miles over 13 months tho..


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:39 pm 
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Location: Kent
Car Models: og aero,Viggen,TTID wagon
Nothing exciting, fitted a new pump in the washer bottle for the window screen washers on my 2010 TTID aero estate


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:28 pm 
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Location: 'Ull
Car Models: DE 9-5 Aero Saloon Stg0 (9-5 Aero Auto Est Stg 1 Noobed-RIP)
Stop The Press!!!

I drove my recently purchased 06 Aero from work to the shop, then back home!! :mrgreen:

Yes, it may seem insignificant but, yesterday I had to drive an M-B 220CLAd from Hull to Ealing Broadway (W.London) and back.

Around 380 miles and around 9hrs in a car with seats designed for someone about 5'2" short, when you're 6' is not the most comfortable of days.

This afternoon, I got back in my Aero, and just thought, Aahhhhhh, comfort. Saab seats are the best!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:52 pm 
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Location: Birmingham
Car Models: 2011 9-3x ttid
Wow, That’s exceptional, I moved mine back a couple of feet to give the mobile hairdresser more room, then popped the drivers door mirror off, recrimpted the heater connectors and clipped the electronic down arm back on so I have full RH wing mirror control:)

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