: And another 'New Car Post!'
12-18-2003, 02:40 PM
Good evening gents. First post today, just informing folks of my recent aquasition of a shiny red two dr 99Turbo, on an X plate, to replace my 'old mans car' as my friends called it, a 4dr 900 on an E.
I've enjoyed ever minute and mile of driving since I've collected her, and that smile it gives you when you tap your right foot is fantastic!
One interesting thing about this car is the stereo. At the two nationals i've been to I've not seen a box like this. It fits just in front of the gear knob and takes up a huge space going up to the dash. Including a seperate amp, graphic equaliser, tape and radio deck. Has anyone else seen one or owns one. And if so can you help me fix it, its so dodgy at the moment it only works half the time!
(All the other slight problems may well be told later!). Photos and the like will follow soon.
12-18-2003, 02:44 PM
& welcome to saab scene
its good to see another Suffolk saabscene member it makes 3 so far....
me, you & jezzadee..
he is also from Southwold...
12-18-2003, 04:04 PM
12-18-2003, 04:38 PM
Four? Woofage is in Bury StEdmunds http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif
12-18-2003, 05:09 PM
Welcome to SaabScene Tom.
Yet another 99 Turbo owner to the fold. There must be more around now than there were in the eighties. I suspect that someone is remanufacturing them, obviously with built in problems so as not to arouse suspiscion.
Regarding your radio/cassette/amp , I would recommend throwing it away. If it's as big as you say it will only slow you down .
12-18-2003, 05:14 PM
Welcome aboard I reckon there must be enough East Anglians for our very own meet soon. Well, and the now regular rolling road do's.
Looking forward to the pics, and let's have one of that radio - sounds great! Pardon the pun...
12-18-2003, 11:21 PM
oh yes Woofage I forgot sorry
4 thats right
12-21-2003, 09:16 AM
Cheers for the welcome folks, and good to hear there a few us East Anglians about! I also thing the editor of the Saab Enthusiasts Club is in Snetterton, Norfolk?!? A meet of some description would be an excellent, and the sooner the better; theres nothing better than seeing a gathering of Saabs. Keep us posted on that front.
12-23-2003, 01:02 AM
Hi Tom, and welcome - and congrats on the new acquisition
The stereo you mention, could it be that a previous owner has retrofitted a system from a later car? The one you describe sounds like it could have come out of a mid-vintage 9000.
Pics would help identify it for sure.
12-28-2003, 11:08 AM
The stereo is 100% genuine, I've got the invoice for it! It was fitted three months after the car was purchased, at a total cost of £684.25, in 1981, I mean that would get you very good set up these days. The total cost of the car came in at £7779.88. The garage it came from was a bit strange, there headed letter paper states they sold not only Saabs, but also Maseratis, Daihatsus and even Polar Caravans.
Its actually working ok at the moment, but I've probably cursed it now by saying that. What I do have a problem with though is that I'm having to keep topping up the water levels, with it needing about 1/2 a liter each time I get to her. I do only really use it once a week, but even if i do use her more often it still drops about the same. I can't see where it can be going, as there are no leaks under the car. Any ideas where I can try and find out where the leak is?
12-28-2003, 12:01 PM
Besides the usual points for water elaks (rad, pipes etc.) have you looked at the waterpump leakhole? On the top of the engine, to the bulkhead end of the inlet manifold there is a cast alloy cap sitting on top of the engine block. That's the pump. "Under" that is a hole, which if it seeps water, shows the pump is leaking. You can see the hole looking from the passenger side of the car, look below the water pump cover.
12-28-2003, 01:55 PM
Welcome to Saabscene TurboKing
Originally posted by nutcase:
Welcome aboard * * I reckon there must be enough East Anglians for our very own meet soon. [/b]Just suggest one That's all I did on the first Tamworth meet
Originally posted by nutcase:
* I reckon there must be enough East Anglians for our very own meet soon. Well, and the now regular rolling road do's.
[/b]We had a Saabscene East Anglian meet in October 2002 ...Woofage turned up, so did Gassy and Leon. MarkE, Neil and I travelled over to help boost the numbers. I think I have been to at least four SSc meets in EA, now, including the three meets at two different rolling roads
12-28-2003, 05:43 PM
Oh, and additionally to my last post, ther is also the possibility of a leaking head gasket, so the water is going through the engine into the exhaust. So many possibilities really...