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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all tonight ive finally solved a mystery problem with ny 2.2 tid. The last few weeks ive been messing with my egr valve and a smoke issue I had. Removed cleaned inside and outside. Put back in and smoked like mad. Reading about making a blanking plate. So made one one and then had a problem...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I'm sick of cleaning mine every 6 months and I've replaced it once already, so I don't want to spend another €250 if I can avoid it. Does anyone know what the implications are of removing the cursed thing and blanking the hole off? Does the ECU need reprogramming? Will I clog up my DPF...
  3. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I quite like my car (it is my first - I might take a couple of pictures to share), and have fixed a few things, some of which include the aircon (regas/hose) and the Idle Air Control valve. Of late I have realised that I have been losing coolant fluid, and have exposed (under pressure) a...
  4. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Don't laugh but I have been given a set of those magic magnets that improve fuel consumption. I thought OK be open minded and at least give them a go before binning them. The thing is I can't tell by looking under the engine cover which pipe is the supply and which pipe is the return. I am sure...
  5. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi Guys, my 9-3 is a little bit rough at idle, it holds constant revs (800-900 rpm) but is a little vibratey. When you increase the revs slightly it is perfect. also I have noticed that when I am at full throttle in it does not pull as well as it does at a third to half throttle, is...
  6. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello fellow Saab drivers New to this forum, but desperate for advise!! Bit of a saga over the past week with my 9-3 2.2 TID. First the intercooler hose went, a very loud hissing noise above 2000 RPM. Got home ok with a lot of black smoke. Hose replaced by my local Saab specialist. Expensive...
  7. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, had the 9-3 about six months now and although I never notice any "smoke" when driving, occasionally (about six times in 6 months) I've noticed there is a patch of soot on the drive under where the tailpipe was parked. Is this a problem and if so what would be the cause?
  8. Saabscene: Performance
    i thinking for remapping my 9-3 2.2 125 bhp , is this a good thing to do and does anyone know for a good place to have it do near doncaster
  9. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Occasionally I’m getting a strange engine stuttering after either a full bore overtake or hard acceleration from a standing start. It happens once I’ve backed off and am on part throttle. It feels like the engine is cutting out about 5 times a second similar to hitting a rev limiter. If I lift...
  10. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, although I've lurked and occasionally posted at Saab Central for a couple of years. I've recently bought a Dec 2000 registered 9-3 SE TiD to replace my 9000 2.3T Anniversary Auto(yet to be sold). I know that the power output was uprated on the TiD in 2000...
  11. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi ive just joined after picking up a 9-3 SE TiD 2001 model with 74,000 on the clock on saturday already done 600 miles in it and quite pleased with it, its got all the toys and i'm getting 53MPG on a run from Sheffield to Norwich and back. I bought it for my wife to replace her MR2 as we are...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Wife had the nasty experience yesterday while ascending a hill calving the clutch under sedate driving (gears 1-2-3-4-5 gone bar reverse). As we say in this part of the world, it is kaput! Car slated for 125,000km service at any rate today. Two questions: is this normal given the age and...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    FOR OWNERS OF 2001on (125HP) 9-3 TiD engines... If you have a problem with hesitation or acceleration surging at around 3000 during a 5th gear acceleration, the following may be a problem.. and should be checked : 1 ) The airmass meter should be checked and may require cleaning or replacing if...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I understand that earlier 9-5's produced 125kw in standard form (2.3 lpt). It appears that this jumped to 136 kw at some stage. How can one tell if there's is one or the other?
  15. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Abbott Racing are now tuning the new 125 engine. Results are excellent - about 160 bhp and research thoroughly carried out. £550 +VAT and yes I think I'll give it a try!
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Have just received word from Abbot tuning that MY 2001 TiD tuning package is now on test. Expect it to be on sale soon. Will send S44B TD - my TiD in asap. Will keep you posted.
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