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    Re: Another MOT passed

    Worth a try next time Paul, nothing to lose. It's always easily passed in previous years.
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    Another MOT passed

    Failed first time on emmissions, 128 for a new Cat and all ok. Not bad for 270,000 miles.
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    MOT passed

    2001 Griffin, 260,000 miles passed with no problems. Looks like another years motoring for the old girl.
  4. Re: 3.0t V6 coolant loss and cooling system issues

    Have you checked oil cooler ? it's in the middle of the 'V'
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    MOT passed

    234,000 miles, spent 51.98 this year, hopefully good enough for at least another year !
  6. Thread: 200K Club

    by Griffin Dave
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    Re: 200K Club

    Don't think I'll be beating that mileage, will take me around 20 years if I do.
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    Re: sorting out which saab to get

    I have a V6, it's been and still is a fantastic car, I still enjoy driving it even after all these years.
    Just the oil cooler to watch out for, I replaced mine at 100,000 miles, car is on 232,000...
  8. Thread: 200K Club

    by Griffin Dave
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    Re: 200K Club

    Oil leak fixed, 50 including parts and labour. There's a mis-fire on cylinder 2 now so I'll check plugs and DI.
  9. Thread: 200K Club

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    Re: 200K Club

    .... any other 200,000 + miles 9-5s ?
    I'd love to know what happened to the 9-5 that was on 367,000 miles
  10. Thread: 200K Club

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    Re: 200K Club

    I had another look through the 100k thread.
    There are 16 9-5s with mileages between 200,000 - 367,000 miles plus 7 900s and 9000s with mileages between 200,000 - 248,000 miles.
    I wonder how many...
  11. Thread: 200K Club

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    Re: 200K Club

    Yes, I've seen that post Paul, they haven't posted on this thread though, so was guessing they're not still around.
  12. Thread: 200K Club

    by Griffin Dave
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    Re: 200K Club

    .... looks like it's a fairly exclusive club bluebossa !
  13. Thread: 200K Club

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    Re: 200K Club

    I have a 2001 Griffin on 231,000 miles.
    It's had new oil cooler at 100,000 miles
    Turbo at 147,000 miles
    Gearbox recon at 186,000 miles
    Part exhaust at 190,000 miles
    2 petrol pumps, alternator...
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    Re: Hood Mechanism out of Synch

    This is the 9-5 section Tony, you should get a better response in the 9-3 section of the forum. However, I also have a 9-3 convertible that got out of sync, I had it re-synced this morning. It took a...
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    Re: 2002 9-5 for parts???

    A similar thing happened to me Shorerider, my gearbox went at 186,000 miles and I had to weigh up if it was best to repair or scrap my 9-5.
    The rest of the car was in good shape and the bill to...
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    Earth to Moon

    225,622 miles = shortest distance from earth to the moon
  17. Re: Saab 9 5 griffin 1999 service and sound system

    Sounds like a great buy Steve, I've really enjoyed mine.
    Makes good progress if you press the sport button.
  18. Re: Saab 9 5 griffin 1999 service and sound system

    I have a 2001 Griffin on 224,000 now.
    The main item to check on this engine is the cambelt, I've heard different recommendations for when to change varying from 36,000 to 60,000 miles.
    I've changed...
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    Re: 222,222 miles

    It's a 2001 Griffin - 3L petrol
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    Re: 222,222 miles

    Most definitely planned on the trip !
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    222,222 miles

    222,222 miles
  22. Re: "standard" cause of startup whining? on a 95

    Could also possibly be alternator bearings
  23. Thread: 100K club

    by Griffin Dave
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    Sticky: Re: 100K club

    MY 2001 Griffin now on 211,000 miles, uses a bit of oil but drives almost like new and doesn't look too bad if I wash it.
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    It was a recon Saab alternator fitted by a Saab...

    It was a recon Saab alternator fitted by a Saab specialist.
    Fingers crossed for the journey.
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    The alternator went on my Griffin a few months...

    The alternator went on my Griffin a few months ago, cost £270 to replace including labour and VAT.
    I was charged £90 for labour.
    Good luck with the journey, 28 miles without an alternator sounds...
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