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Forum: Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring

Help and advice on miscellaneous issues including general Saab and general motoring-related questions, answers and comment

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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: UK Vehicle Excise Duty Rates - a word of warning.

    Around 2005 the VED went up considerably on some bands of cars. When looking at a car from 2005+ i strongly suggest you check here first:...

    Started by the zohan‎, 06-27-2015 02:06 PM
    duty, excise, rates, vehcile, vehicle, warning, word
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 857
    08-27-2015, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: 2014 MOT amendments for Diesels

    Its causing quite a lot of uncertainty for owners everywhere who's cars have DPF's and have had them removed for what ever reason. Below is a...

    Started by kez‎, 12-09-2013 08:35 PM
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    1 2
    2014, amendments, diesels, mot
    • Replies: 26
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    07-19-2014, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: before and after

    Like many of us.. you've been busy transforming a car to your tastes over the years... why not post some before and after photos and tell us the...

    Started by markcanderson‎, 12-27-2005 03:34 AM
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    12-04-2013, 12:01 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Help with choosing HID (xenon lamps)

    here is a Kelvin colour chart for HID lamps, which may help anyone thinking of replacing there existing failed/dimmed lamps it is also advisable...

    Started by kez‎, 11-26-2013 05:32 PM
    choosing, hid, lamps, xenon
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,349
    11-26-2013, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Service/Oil changes

    It is recommended to use only oils approved for your engine according to the table below. Services should be performed at the recommended intervals...

    Started by the zohan‎, 09-25-2013 04:10 AM
    service or oil
    • Replies: 0
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    09-25-2013, 04:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Saabs on TV

    A Saab on TV with some actor chap who also drove a GM900 in the series.

    Started by john‎, 05-21-2003 03:59 AM
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    04-19-2013, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Is your DIESEL SMOKING !!!

    in my job they continualy send us on various courses to keep you update on mechanical and electrical issues..........not a bad thing but wish they'd...

    Started by kez‎, 04-14-2013 02:56 PM
    diesel, smoking
    • Replies: 10
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    04-15-2013, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Saabscene meet

    Hi all, I am thining it would be nice if we arranged a meet for all Saabscene members just wondering if anyone would be interested in this prior...

    Started by deano93tid‎, 08-03-2012 05:39 PM
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    meet, saabscene
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    02-24-2013, 04:12 AM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Saabscene 2013 beaulieu motor museum meet name confirmation only

    Right guys post your name only in this sticky thread to confirm attendance - If anything else is posted it will be removed from this thread. If...

    Started by deano93tid‎, 01-21-2013 09:25 AM
    2013, beaulieu, confirmation, meet, motor, museum, saabscene
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    01-21-2013, 05:27 PM Go to last post
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  1. Power steering issue on 55 aero 93

    Help...recently bought car and power steering leak.... Think it's squirting out from the top of the pump, where the hard pipe comes out the top...

    Started by Foxtonrams‎, 08-31-2015 02:49 PM
    aero, issue, power, steering
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 179
    Today, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  2. 9-3 tid goes like a rocket with the alternator disconected, why?

    hi guys, im a 29 yr old diesel engineer and worked at stratstone saab for 4 years, i now work along side my uncle in our own garage doing general...

    Started by peakbankperformance‎, Today 06:05 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 43
    Today, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  3. How often should I get my 2005 93 aero conv tuned?

    Hi, car runs ok and has good power. Question is there is a vibration and slight rattle when idling. Would tuning help this and get it quieter and...

    Started by Foxtonrams‎, Today 01:43 PM
    2005, aero, conv, tuned
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 57
    Today, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  4. Control arm bushings

    My Control arm bushings are bad in my 1999 Saab 9-3SE Sedan. Do I have to change the control arm also or can I just do the bushings? Is it bad to...

    Started by spngbobis4me‎, 09-02-2015 11:06 PM
    arm, bushings, control
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 84
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  5. Saab phone controls on the steering wheel

    I am sorry folks if this is an old story. I can not get it out of my head as to why there is phone controls on the steering wheel, and you cannot...

    Started by SaJonny5ab‎, 08-30-2015 01:47 PM
    controls, phone, saab, steering, wheel
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 177
    08-30-2015, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  6. steering lock probs

    Hi i have a 2008 93 vetor sport diesel and when driving the other day i got a beep and a message steering lock malfunction , i stopped and then the...

    Started by john77‎, 08-27-2015 03:06 PM
    lock, probs, steering
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 142
    08-27-2015, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  7. end of the road!!

    Looks like the time has come to say bye to my 04 93 2.2tid. Had the car 9 years, mostly pleasurable but now sat outside house and wont start! Have...

    Started by cragsmythe‎, 08-24-2015 08:01 AM
    end, road
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 428
    08-25-2015, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  8. Damage from putting car into Drive when it is coasting down a hill?

    I was coasting down a hill in N when I accidentally put the car into Drive as the car was still rolling backwards. The car jerked, I slam brake and...

    Started by powrightinthekisser‎, 08-25-2015 07:20 AM
    car, coasting, damage, drive, hill, putting
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 176
    08-25-2015, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  9. Spare Key

    Hi all I only got 1 key with my 93 tid sport is there anywhere i can get another 1 or if i got hold of a secondhand 1 could it be programmed to my...

    Started by Brett93sport‎, 08-03-2015 05:59 AM
    key, spare
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 843
    08-22-2015, 02:18 AM Go to last post
  10. P1125 - Additive Adaptation Bank 2 - SAAB 9-3 Linear 1.9 TiD 2005

    Hi, My engine management light keeps coming on when I go down and up a certain valley on my local motorway putting me into limp mode, by stopping the...

    Started by Gregwaa‎, 01-18-2012 05:30 PM
    2005, adaptation, additive, bank, linear, p1125, saab, tid
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,128
    08-18-2015, 04:07 PM Go to last post
  11. vAPOR LOCK


    Started by spngbobis4me‎, 08-15-2015 12:18 AM
    lock, vapor
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 142
    08-15-2015, 12:18 AM Go to last post
  12. SID Fuel gauge accuracy?

    Hi recently picked up an old Saab 9 3 - lovely car, im a bit shocked at fuel consumption though. how accurate is the sid fuel readout- one...

    Started by mr turner‎, 08-02-2015 06:11 AM
    accuracy, fuel, gauge, sid
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 412
    08-02-2015, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  13. soft top

    hi could any one please tell me what oil you put in the soft top filler bottle plz many thanks stu

    Started by stusidd‎, 07-31-2015 11:53 AM
    soft, top
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 284
    07-31-2015, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  14. '08 9-3 TTid Master Key/Locked out

    Just went to start my car and neither key fob (both are ok) opens it...battery is completely flat. Problem is i didn't get a master/metal key when...

    Started by Coppen‎, 07-29-2015 03:06 PM
    key or locked, master, ttid
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 335
    07-31-2015, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  15. saab 93 tid vector sport

    Hi all how do I make my 93 sound nice without spending silly money on full exhaust system was thinking of removing middle box has anyone done this...

    Started by wattysaab‎, 04-13-2015 06:17 PM
    saab, sport, tid, vector
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 629
    07-28-2015, 04:50 AM Go to last post
  16. 1996 Saab 900S Wiring Diagram

    My niece bought a 1996 Saab 900S convertible that won't start. After a little investigation we have determined that the issue is with the spark. What...

    Started by lb1569‎, 07-05-2015 10:21 PM
    1996, 900s, diagram, saab, wiring
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 648
    07-10-2015, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  17. 9-3 TiD Is it the best car for the job?

    Currently have a 2007 TiD auto saloon with 175bhp Hirsch upgrade. Next month I start a new job and my daily commute will be 6 miles /10 minutes each...

    Started by Capt Jack‎, 05-18-2015 03:51 PM
    car, job, tid
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,396
    07-09-2015, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  18. steam or not to steam ?

    Hi all I have a 2004 1.8t 2lt vector 93 with 152k. I have an engine oil leak and was thinking about a steam clean to find out where it's coming...

    Started by garfq‎, 06-28-2015 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 284
    06-28-2015, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  19. Front right tire sticking out

    Hello guys, I recently bought a SAAB 9-3 Aero Convertible 2004 and noticed that my steering wheel turn a bit to the right while driving. At...

    Started by Desso123‎, 06-24-2015 06:53 PM
    front, sticking, tire
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 665
    06-28-2015, 03:21 AM Go to last post
  20. Some buying advice for a newbie (on a budget)

    Hi all, I'm new here and yet to own a Saab. Hopefully this will be soon and as such I'm looking for a bit of advice. I'm in the UK and have found...

    Started by JJB‎, 06-19-2015 09:18 AM
    advice, budget, buying, newbie
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 584
    06-26-2015, 03:07 PM Go to last post

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