04-25-2004, 04:01 PM
I need at least the PCV fix, & a service - its been too long - money tight lately.
Who is a good choice in or near South Essex?
[ Or I'll have to get greasy and swear a lot ]
04-26-2004, 03:52 PM
Kevin, I feel bad you've had no replies and I'm in West Essex. I have used Howe Engineering but they are in Herts, miles from you, sorry mate
The PCV and normal oil changes etc aren't too tricky though
04-26-2004, 06:57 PM
I've been busy and paid people on other cars over the past - err - loads of years. So I'm a bit nervous about going under the car. And its now 40miles+ to a dealer for parts... Trouble is its harder to find someone you can trust with SAABs or so it seems.
Abbott Racing isn't too far away but I thought they might be a bit expensive for normal stuff.
I'd hoped to get some advice - thanks for your sympathy though.
05-10-2004, 12:01 PM
Don't know if you've booked your car in with anyone yet. But if not, give SAS cars a call in Rayleigh. They're an independant SAAB service centre who always do a good job and are pretty reasonable and fair with their prices.
Let me know if you need their number
05-10-2004, 02:08 PM
I've also heard good things about SAS. Not tried them myself though. Another possible would be Brian Stabler in Chelmsford. He's been working on Saabs for years. Not sure if a 9-5 is too "modern" for him. I know he mostly seems to do c900's. His number is 01245 421686. I find hima little gruff, but I've never heard a bad word said about his work. I've only used him as a source of parts so far though
05-10-2004, 05:40 PM
Thanks for the help Guys.
I've used SAS for simple stuff but they tend to refer hard stuff on a 9-5 on to the Dealers. Last time it was Continental/Stansted who did a clean throttle body + drill nipple + mend pipes for £50 when SAS were worried it was the T7 and refered me on to Stansted. I'd have expected it to be the other way around.
I didn't want to use a Dealer this time since if it does turn out to be the turbo as they appear to overcharge a lot for that.
I've put the car into Abbott today - I had to want 6 days for a slot. I'll post how it goes.