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    Yipeee no under tray

    No doubt I am going to attract criticism over my deep joy at discovering my under tray is none existant..
    Earlier I parked the 2 nearside wheel up on a generous curb so that I could have a nosey as to what was involved at removing the under tray..
    Well it looks like someone has thought **ck that and disposed of it....
    No doubt some of you would be rushing out to buy another.. But to be honest I dont feel inclined to do that..
    The car hasnt come to harm and its pretty clean under there (though there is surface rust on the cross members)...

    I crawled pretty deep under the car and I still cannot see the god damned oil filter...
    Can someone tell me if its on the drivers side or passenger side (UK)?

    Talk about well hidden !!!

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    Re: Yipeee no under tray

    Drivers side, back of engine. Quite high up if i remember correctly

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    Re: Yipeee no under tray

    See this link and scroll down to post with photo and click on the photo for larger picture. Right near alternator by the looks of it:

    http://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=100829

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    Thank you both..
    Thats very informative...
    I doubt they could have made it less DIY friendly if they had tried !!

    Thanks again,

    S.

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    I got words ...... Yeah I know far too many of em' for some ....... BUT! ...... If its a 1.9 Tid...... & as yas in Lancashire (As I am) ........ If Ya willing to nip over, I'll do this ......

    1. Give you a replacement undertray for "F00k all" .... I don't have the screws ...
    2. I will show you how to change the oil filter from the top of the car (No lifting of the car required required) ........
    3. Bring some, Wynns Engine Flush (Or equiv)
    4. Enough oil to replace she shit we's taking out (4.7 lit)
    5. A new oil filter
    6. Ya Brain .... I have tools etc ....I have a serious back injury ..... I can'rt swing spanners ..... It gererates massive pain ........ So I have the tools & the know how ...... Just no ability to stress my torso at all .....
    7. Some cans of Guinness (The ideal number varies from 6 & 12)
    8. Yeah I'll loose yas old oil for ya, just cost I'm a nice guy (I'll paint my fence with it)

    Up to you now
    Last edited by J..M; 02-12-2017 at 07:08 PM.

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    Hi J..M
    My car is a TTid
    Thanks for your offer of a replacement under tray, but as I hinted in my opening comment in this post i don't really want one at all!
    Secondly I have bought a pair of ramps which will be delivered in the next day of so (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290931309483)
    Also I have only done 3,000 miles since my last major service from a Saab specialist so I am not ready yet to change the oil / filter..(Even I don't change oil THAT often).
    I have quite a lot of experience with servicing cars / motorcycles so I am pretty confident about doing the servicing..
    My initial issue was that I could not spot the oil filter.. I have to say that is one heck of a crappy place to hide a service item!!
    I don't have garage, only a driveway so I really don't want to slop old engine oil (via the oil filter housing) all over the place. Thats why very reluctantly I have decided that the ramps will be needed..
    I have actually been in touch with a Vauxhall main dealership today to order an alternative oil filter cover.. The TTiD model does NOT have the 32mm hex nut on the top of it.. The filter cover from the Vauxhall 2.0 Biturbo Diesel does!! It is a direct replacement...
    I got this suggestion from this forum (Caddyman), via a link to the other forum ahem.... (Thank you for that)..

    I am quite OK with a meet up at some point.. In fact I am rather hoping there will be some sort of forum meetup at some point. I used to go on quite a few of these when I was a member of the Mercedes forums.. There were some great venues and I met loads of really great people (some of which I am still in regular contact with).

    Once again, thanks for your kind offers of help and parts,

    Simon
    Last edited by sspeed; 02-13-2017 at 02:22 PM.

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    Re: Yipeee no under tray

    I think there is a real benefit to having an undertray. When I take the undertray off of my car for oil changes, the engine area is really quite clean. It stops a helluva lot of water from spraying up under the car protecting the sump and the ancilliaries such as the alternator/drive belt, starter motor etc. It's not even really a pain in the arse taking it on and off, for me, just once a year.

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    Re: Yipeee no under tray

    A quick tip for you, do not buy your oil filter from halfords. The one they have listed for the ttid is actually for the tid and will not fit. I found this out when changing mine and wasnt happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by c2kev View Post
    A quick tip for you, do not buy your oil filter from halfords. The one they have listed for the ttid is actually for the tid and will not fit. I found this out when changing mine and wasnt happy
    Thanks Kev..
    Oil and Oil filters I don't skimp on..
    On previous Diesel cars I was a big fan of Millers engine oil.. But the TTiD seems to be soooo strict on which oil to put in it that I daren't risk it!
    Caddyman has just contacted me with the same advice re oil filters..
    I think I shall but 2 or 3 whilst I am at it via the link he gave me..
    Thanks again for your advice mate,

    Simon

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    Re: Yipeee no under tray

    millers do oil for the TTiD either Dexos2 or GM LL-B-025 spec..
    My 9-3 audio,2 x cd changers,aux-in & Bluetooth audio streaming..

    Is still running Factory oe coils with a tune..

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    Re: Yipeee no under tray

    Not cheap stuff any of the 0w40 oil, but if you want Saab packaged oil, then here it is.....

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-Engin...-/400706694719

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerojon View Post
    millers do oil for the TTiD either Dexos2 or GM LL-B-025 spec..
    Hi Aerojon..
    You are correct...

    http://www.millersoils.co.uk/automot...992&sector=Car

    Will post a true story V soon (after my tea) about Millers oil and a VW Golf Tdi I owned...

    Thanks again

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    Re: Yipeee no under tray

    Quote Originally Posted by sspeed View Post
    Hi Aerojon..
    You are correct...

    http://www.millersoils.co.uk/automot...992&sector=Car

    Will post a true story V soon (after my tea) about Millers oil and a VW Golf Tdi I owned...

    Thanks again
    Thats the wrong grade, you need 0w40 for a ttid

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    Quote Originally Posted by c2kev View Post
    Thats the wrong grade, you need 0w40 for a ttid
    Hi Kev,
    I put my reg number in on their website and that was what was recommended...

    http://www.millersoils.co.uk/whichoil.asp


    To be honest does it really matter in a relatively mild climate like the UK if its a 5W rather than a 0W
    In fact my log book has one or two services where a 5W-30 was used..
    Also if its being changed twice as often as recommended then again, does it matter?
    I am not being funny (or gobby).. Just wondered if the engine will seize on a high quality slightly heavier oil.. ?

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    Re: Yipeee no under tray

    Hence my link for the Saab packaged oil, you know that's the right stuff.

    I understand the TTID engine does need a very careful oil selection, unlike the Tid engine in which you can shove any old brand of 5w30 ACEA C3 Dexos 2 in without issue. Hence why I'm happy to spend around 20 quid on 5 litres of supermarket branded oil rather than fork out 35 upwards for stuff that is essentially identical.

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