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    Re: engine / exhaust problems

    Unfortunately, cheap fixes can sometimes end up in tears and more often than not, you can end up paying far more in the long run than if you'd just had the correct work done in the first place. As...
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    Re: engine / exhaust problems

    To be honest, a brand new inlet manifold costs 150, that includes a new gasket. I agree, it is a fairly labour intensive job, but when you consider that I had my DMF, clutch and slave cylinder...
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    Re: engine / exhaust problems

    Yup, we can only give you advice. I appreciate you will want to keep costs down, but if the only way you can effect a repair is by taking off the inlet manifold, then unless you have evidence that...
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    Re: engine / exhaust problems

    Yep, I can now see your attachment pictures, not sure why they didn't show up on my computer last night.

    Never seen a bar broken off like that before, so interesting pictures!

    Personally, if...
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    Re: engine / exhaust problems

    I can't see your attachments, but from what you are describing, it sounds like your swirl bar has come off and is probably broken. The swirl bar sits upon 4 plastic ball type fixings which eventually...
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    Re: Rear spring replacement

    Also, depending on just how many miles your car has done and if they've never been changed before, your rear shocks might be knackered. Just because there's no misting or visible leakage from them,...
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    Re: Rear spring replacement

    I just replaced the rear coil springs on my own car just a few weeks back. To be more precise, I put back the original factory springs that I had kept because they were still in really good...
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    Re: diesel additive/treatment for 2008 1.9 tid

    I don't deny premium fuels are more expensive, but I have a Shell Drivers card, so I get money back on that, plus I absolutely do get more MPG using Shell over standard supermarket fuel. It's all a...
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    Re: diesel additive/treatment for 2008 1.9 tid

    Shell Nitro diesel all the way. You won't need to put anything else in if you use that.

    Alternatively, buy a four pack of these and chuck one through every three months.
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  10. Re: Undecided: Do i replace intake manifold OR de-flap? Opinions please.

    jsp, hi again,

    I wish you well with the inlet manifold change. It's not a job I would personally do, mostly because it's beyond my capabilities. Brake discs/pads and suspension is as far as I'll...
  11. Re: Undecided: Do i replace intake manifold OR de-flap? Opinions please.

    jsp, hi, and welcome to the forum,

    Having read your first post, you are probably aware that for what you use your car for, it isn't exactly the ideal vehicle for doing such low mileages, unless...
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    Re: 2008 9.3 tid sportwagon fuel filter

    Really easy to tell. On a 2008 model, the fuel filter should, I say should, be located just under the rear passenger door side. You'll need to get down on the floor and look up underneath. You'll see...
  13. Re: 2007 (07) 9-3 1.9TiD Glow plugs and relay check

    I'm guessing here that your most likely cause is glow plugs, especially if they are the original factory fit plugs. Personally, I wouldn't even bother trying to test them, just replace all four:...
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    Re: Limited performance

    I really hope you enjoy the car. I would suggest though, if you intend using it for just short trips, you might as well consider your options now. These cars need proper runs up and down the motorway...
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    Re: Type of Coolant / Antifreeze for TTiD

    I've already got a brand new thermostat ready to go. I bought it when it was on offer from Saabtech, paid about 45 for it a few months back, genuine GM in a Fiat box.

    Cambelt I bought off the...
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    Re: Type of Coolant / Antifreeze for TTiD

    Sorry, thread revival, but still relevant.

    I've decided to do my second cambelt and waterpump change this year, 4 years from the last change. Just picked up a genuine Fiat cambelt and tensioner...
  17. Re: MOT - New Smoke limits from May 2017 Goal Posts move again

    Sadly, and it's already happening, you've got scrotes that are flogging off their gutted DPF cars or completely removed DPF cars and not telling the poor sod whose buying it. Personally, I wouldn't...
  18. Re: MOT - New Smoke limits from May 2017 Goal Posts move again

    My own car has had six MoT's and has passed the smoke test on every occasion. The car is standard, DPF and EGR intact. About 40 minutes before the MoT, I take the car out onto the M1 and run the car...
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    Re: rear strut top mount

    Apologies for pulling an old thread, but this morning in a far warmer part of the country to where I normally live...I replaced both rear strut mounts. They were the original strut mounts and when I...
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    Re: clutch problem. ?

    If you get a very distinctive rattle when depressing the clutch, that is most likely the slave cylinder.

    You don't say how many miles you have on the clock, but, I had to have the DMF/Clutch and...
  21. Re: Decent budget tyres - ttid estate - jinyu yu61

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    I have only ever bought part worn tyres once, the winter tyres I currently have mounted on my 16 inch alloys. The reason was simple, they are Continental TS830's...
  22. Re: Decent budget tyres - ttid estate - jinyu yu61

    Ok, an old'ish thread, but I went to a tyre shop this morning to have a wheel rebalanced on the wife's car. While I was in there mooching about, I noticed 4 brand new Three A P606 235/45r17 97W's...
  23. Re: Saab 9-3 TTiD STANDARD RADIO CHANGE TO SATNAV TOUCHSCREEN AERIAL ADAPTOR

    I appreciate you undoubtedly have your own reasons for doing what you're contemplating, but you won't be happy with the Saab touchscreen satnav unit unless you can get bang up to date mapping discs...
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    Re: Saab 9-3 Convertible rearended

    Yes, for those who might not be aware, this is one of the new insurance categories:

    https://www.parkers.co.uk/what-is/insurance-write-off/
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    Re: Saab 9-3 Convertible rearended

    You could also try these:

    http://www.volvosaabbreakers.com/

    The next link, I bought a full set of Saab alloys from them and they were sound:

    http://www.salvogroup.co.uk/about-us.html

    I...
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