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  1. '02 3.0t wagon pwr sterring hose HELP?

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello all, my Cassidy II, a 6 cyl autobox developed a leak in the metal portion of the rear power steering hose, high pressure line (w/banjo bolt). I've got a ProParts Swed replacement en-route. Anyone done this? As is true for numerous parts on this, it's in a damnable place. WIS describes...
  2. '02 95 3.0t P1230 code help pls

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Merry Christmas all! I need some help if u can. Made it fine from Oregon to SoCal until 50mi from destination and had power loss and CEL with P1230: "injector cylinder 6 control Module output open circuit or shorting to ground" I'm 800mi from home, I have some tools and obd-2, and part of...
  3. 3.0t V6 coolant loss and cooling system issues

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have a 2003 9-5 with the not so popular tiny turboed 3.0t V6 engine. Ever since I got it had a coolant leak, had to top up occasionally, then more often. Seemed like the coolant was coming out the cabin heater valve, google told me it's a common problem so replaced that. I was still loosing...
  4. V6 3.0T MY2000 valve cover bolt torque

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Valve,cam or rocker...Not sure of the official name, but regardless, one is leaking. I can't find the fastening torque anywhere and I'm hoping someone can help here. On more modern vehicles the gaskets are normally fitted dry although there are some cars, like a BMW e39, I once owned, which...
  5. V6 3.0T MY2000 vacuum tube repair

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    There is a vacuum feed (5mm approx - say 1/5 inch) from the inlet manifold connecting more or less immediately to a plastic Y piece. One arm heads towards the firewall and connects to a small red cylinder, and the other heads forwards over the top of the engine. It's all suffering from heat...
  6. Another newbie just bought a 9-5 3.0t v6 (yeah I know not as many people love them)

    New Member Introductions.
    As per the title a newbie based in Surrey. For the last few years I've had v6 alfa's and whilst I love them, I decided it was time to try something else, so I'm picking up my 99 plate estate tomorrow hopefully. I've read there are a few issues with them to look out for, and i'll be giving the...
  7. 3.0T Griffin Estate

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hello,Long time since I have been on here,not since my son-in-law cooked the gearbox on my 9000. I need some advise,I have seen a high mileage Griffin Estate 188'000,I know this mileage was peanuts to the 2.3 Saab engines,but how does the GM products stand up?The Saab auto boxes used to be a...
  8. Battery for '51 9-5 3.0t

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All, Can anyone confirm what battery would be the correct replacement unit as mine is completely knackered? :confused: Thanks.
  9. Service Intervals - 9-5 3.0t

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All, Please can someone let me know what the normal service intervals for a 9-5 3.0t are and is there a service light that comes on to tell you when it is needed? Many thanks, JesTTer
  10. 3.0T V6 info required

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    HI all :) I am need of a little help. I own a 3.0 V6 supercharged Astra, currently running 320bhp. However I want to mix and match a few parts from your guys and girls cars to see if I can get better air flow. I now have an intercooler fitted which means the throttle body is on your side of...
  11. 2002 9-5 3.0t Arc Estate (auto) for sale

    Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Until Friday this was in regular use as my family car. Unfortunately, on Friday, the alternator belt tensioner failed, shredding the belt. Bits from the belt got wrapped around the crank and I think this might have caused the timing belt to slip. I've removed all the debris and refitted the...
  12. Spark Plugs - 2002 9-5 3.0t Arc

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've been searching around on this site for information on the correct spark plugs for my model Saab. Everything seems to be referencing the 2.3t or 2.0 engine; nothing specific to mine. From what I have found, it seems the manufacturer of choice is NGK with a gap of 0.39mm. The plugs that...
  13. FOR SALE: low mileage 1999 9-5 3.0t V6 Auto

    Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Due to an unexpected (but welcome) change in employment circumstances, my beloved, low mileage 9-5 is now for sale. I have owned it for 5 months during which time it has received a great deal of TLC and some significant financial investment in the form of new cambelts and tensioners (which...
  14. SOLD: 1998 SAAB 9-5 3.0t V6 SE 4dr Auto

    Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    1998 SAAB 9-5 3.0t V6 SE 4dr Auto Saloon Great car - but not big enough for family - need an estate, so its up for sale.... S-reg. 91,000miles. Automatic. Silver. Black leather interior. Cruise Control. Heated Seats (front and back). Air Cooled front Seats. Electrically adjusted front...
  15. 9-5 3.0t V6

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have had a look at one in the local dealer and the price is very good all things considered. whats the general opinion on the V6 cars? I understand the fuel economy issues but any other valid reason to avoid it?
  16. 9-5 arc 3.0t OR 9-5 aero 2.3t

    Saabscene: Performance
    i want to spend several thousands dollars instantly to make my SAAB a perfromance monster, so i have been considering purchasing the 3.0t and emmediately upgrading the LP Turbo to a much larger high performance one. the aero already comes with a considerable turbo, but the 4 cylinders put on...
  17. 9-5 3.0t Griffen

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I'm considering changing my current car a '97 Saab 900se 2.0t conv for a '99 9-5 3.0t V6 auto possibly even a Griffen!. Has any one got any experience of these cars, reliability, niggles, etc. Any advice appreciated