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    For Sale 9-5 Estate SE - Not Drivable

    9-5 T-Reg (1999) 2.0 SE Estate 189K miles.

    Turbo blown and possible timing chain tension issues so car is being sold as is for parts.

    Stage 1 upgraded ECU fitted by WMSS
    Spare DI cartridge...
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    For Sale 9-5 Estate SE - Not Drivable

    9-5 T-Reg (1999) 2.0 SE Estate 189K miles. (not 9-3 - thats a typo)

    Turbo blown and possible timing chain tension issues so car is being sold as is for parts.

    Stage 1 upgraded ECU fitted by...
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    OK I'm confused...

    I've got all the classic signs of turbo failure... blue smoke on start up, small amount of blue at tickover and lots of blue when you back off the accelerator, but none when you accelerate Well I...
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    End of the line

    Well my T reg 9-5 with 188K on the clock has basically reached the end of its life. The turbo has blown (last one lasted 40K) and there is noise coming from the top end of the engine (mechanic not...
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    I think that maybe Koenisegg could really make...

    I think that maybe Koenisegg could really make this work. Saab as part of GM just weren't given the "headline" that they should have been. GM had a premium brand and just failed to sell on it. Look...
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    The pump on mine is very quiet and when the bore...

    The pump on mine is very quiet and when the bore was blocked it was just about impossible to hear it. It was only after the pipe blew off that the pump motor could be heard and even then it was hard...
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    You can also check for washer fluid running out...

    You can also check for washer fluid running out of the tailgate. On mine the rust blocked the nozzles and the pipe in the tail gate blew off. But I could hear that if I operated the washer with the...
  8. Thread: CEL

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    I checked the level and it was low. Topped it up...

    I checked the level and it was low. Topped it up and started the engine and the CEL stayed lit for maybe a minute and then went off.

    So thanks for that
  9. Thread: CEL

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    Today the CEl came on wi no pinging noises. Rev...

    Today the CEl came on wi no pinging noises. Rev and temp guauge dropped to zero, fuel guauge stayed Ok. Before I could stop both came back on. Engine seems to be fine and is running ok and I can't...
  10. Thread: 9-3 Turbo X

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    Anyone else had an email from Saab offering them...

    Anyone else had an email from Saab offering them a 9-3 Turbo X for a mere 24,994.33?

    If I wasn't unemployed and short of cash and I had a garage to put one in I might even consider it!
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    I did use the blue hose from Elkparts and on the...

    I did use the blue hose from Elkparts and on the whole it went on fine but a couple of them were a bit tight
  12. Thread: Vacuum hoses

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    I think mine came from a split breather hose and...

    I think mine came from a split breather hose and I've just never washed the throttle body off
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    Well here a few pics of what was on there. These...

    Well here a few pics of what was on there. These disks and pads got through an MOT less than 1500 miles ago:

    Outer face of disks showing grooving
    ...
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    And here we go ...

    And here we go

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_caqQWENJB2c/Sa06kvV2tuI/AAAAAAAAABw/uJer_xjBZ_o/s720/img_3895.jpg
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    Check the oil trap hoses down the back of the...

    Check the oil trap hoses down the back of the engine, its surprising how much oil can vanish that way, but you do tend to notice a slightly hot oil smell if its come off.
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    Chris I just wanted to get the disks and pads...

    Chris

    I just wanted to get the disks and pads on yesterday so I'm going to leave the problem with the locator bolt until some other time. The disk on mine came off with a few gentle thumps with a...
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    Check your oil level

    Check your oil level
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    Well its done, had to drill the locator bolt out,...

    Well its done, had to drill the locator bolt out, there is a little stump left which allowed us to locate the disk in the right place but sometime I guess I should get a tap kit and try to pull the...
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    That's just what I suspected. The cats have...

    That's just what I suspected.

    The cats have returned the Haynes manual so after a few beers this evening down at the Motor Club I'll be attacking it with renewed vigour tomorrow.
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    OK we'll try that tomorrow. Got the drivers...

    OK we'll try that tomorrow.

    Got the drivers side out with no problems at all and got the carrier bolts off too. Now just can't get the caliper off the disk!! But am feeling a lot more confident...
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    Steve's brother here. We're making progress -...

    Steve's brother here. We're making progress - we needed to get an 18mm socket (they weren't torx, but both our sets skipped 18mm) and put a long bar on it, but got the carrier nuts off, but on one...
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    I have meths, somewhere I intend to keep the...

    I have meths, somewhere

    I intend to keep the IPA (the beer) until this evening when I can justify rewarding myself.
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    Well I needed some brake cleaner to clean the...

    Well I needed some brake cleaner to clean the disks before I put them on and Halfords are out of stock of it. Is there anything else I can use?
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    Hmm, I think I have a set of torx drivers and...

    Hmm, I think I have a set of torx drivers and sockets in the box in the shed.
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    Well it can't be as bad as changing the cylinder...

    Well it can't be as bad as changing the cylinder head gasket on a Hillman Hunter ;-)
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