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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, My 07 93 Tid has about 180kmiles on the clock. It has been using a bit of the oil the past year and I suspected the turbo for some time, oil around the intake pipes and pipes out of the turbo. It got progressively worse so I changed out the core of the turbo for a new powertec part...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I am not sure whether they are related or not but a week earlier I could smell a burning rubber / plastic smell from the front passenger side from either console side or under the seat (saab 9-3 2.0t petrol) after I had driven it. I could not work out exactly where it was coming from...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I was hoping someone could advise on whether I need to get this check out by a specialist - I've noticed that there's a strong burning smell coming off the car. This happens only for the first 10-20mins after starting it up and (I think) disappears after that. The smell is noticeable mainly...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm in the UK and I've joined to try and help my partner who has a 2009 93 1.8T petrol convertible, 17,000 miles. She took it to have an annual oil and filter change (before actual service due) and had an air filter fitted too. All done at Kwik Fit. After driving away, there was blue smoke...
  5. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hey everyone new guy here. Im not new when it comes to working on cars but im new to Saabs. I have a 1993 9000CSE auto with TCS and 141,000 miles. This is my everyday run around car so I dont have to drive my truck everyday. Anyways 2 weeks ago I did an oil change used 10W-40 somehow I over...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi folks, i have noticed a burning smell coming from one of my rear wheels. now, when i say one, i mean one smells one day and the other one smells a few days later. then there will be a period when none of them smell. the other day when i began to wash the car, the water hit the wheel that...
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Looks like the Linear 2.3t turbo is starting to show signs of oil burning. Pulling down the water pump saw a few tell-tale signs, with oil build up in the pipe to the intercooler, and engine oil level dropping faster than it normally does. Worth doing the seals in the turbo? There is a slight...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My wife had to drive to wembley the other and was stuck in traffic on the north circular and she called me to say she could smell burning?! She said it wasnt overheating. Anyway she got to work and back no trouble. When she got home the inside of the car definitely smelt of burning and it was...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi have a 2003 aero with heated seats, the missis got out of the passenger seat and went it to the shop, when she was in there could smell burning, looked at the passenger seat and where the leather meets the cloth there is a burn mark there.surely there should be some sort of cut out so it...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello Noticed a burning smell when the car comes to a stand still after coming off the motorway or after giving it a bit.Its stronger coming threw the car than outside.If your just doing 30 mph journeys never no smell always seems to be after being at speed.Am gonna take it to my local garage...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi there, I thought i'd join this forum to see if anyone has had a similar experience to me. Just over a year ago i bought my '52' plate 9-3 2.0T Vector Sport AUTO, with 38,000miles. It's ran fine with no problems until 3 weeks ago when it started to burn oil (now 60k on the clock) At the...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Been tootling around doing a few jobs, roof down, dropped the missus of and got a big whiff of burning. The missus said she noticed it the other day. Got home and looked around the brake caliper - all cool so nothing sticking. Looked under the car and there was a heat haze around the exhaust...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All, Think this is the first time I have entered a topic on this form, although I have been a member for some time. I recently bought a 9-5 Aero Est Auto 1999 V-Plate saab with 100K miles on it, it was going cheap as it failed its MOT due to excessive smoke. I bought this 2 weeks ago from...
  14. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Can you help? I am getting a burning smell from the front of the car through the air vents when I stop after rolling for a period in 1st gear in traffic. My car is a 1988 900 FPT & I don't want it to go up in smoke! Any idea why I am getting this? Thanks - jon-c001 :confused:
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Over the last few weeks I have noticed a burning smell from the front of my 1999 9-5 saloon. Sort of like overheating plastic, such as you might get when something electrical is overheating. It has only started I think since I've stopped using it regularly - it relinquished it's "main car"...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've noticed my 2001 Aero has been using a lot of oil recently. Approximately half a litre every few hundred miles. This evening I parked the car on the driveway and revved the engine hard a few times; each time I revved the engine there was a cloud of grey/blue smoke and an alarming pool of oil...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a 54 plate 9-3 Vector sport 1.9tid 150 and recently i have noticed a bit of a wheel bearing (whirring / humming) noise from the back (especially when slowing down). Firstly is this common? also i noticed a burning rubber smell twice today coming from the rear passenger side wheel - could...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've just had my car back into another dealer as it is using some oil (about 3/4 lires per 1000 miles). The turbo has already been replaced by the dealer I bought the car from. This time, the dealer wants to do the PCV mod. I thought this was done when the turbo was replaced, as they replaced...
  19. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I've just had a lot of work done to my 01 Aero Coupe - Various upgrades, Full service, New DI Cassette and a Gearbox Oil change. I also had the garage replace the Cabin Filter and on their advice they put an "anti-bacterial" spray into the AC system - there was a nasty chemical smell coming from...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I just installed a new direct ignition, and there was the smell of burning electronics again. Is this normal after replacing it? Driving home from work one day, my car just stopped running - very bad in traffic. It started up again, and I got home, but there was the smell of burnt...
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