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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello. I just drove about 50000km since I fitted a Pipercross air filter and though it was about time (3 years have passed) to clean it up. When I got if off, this was what I found, although it seems to be working fine. Should I worry? Pictures in attach. In the meantime I cleaned it with C9000...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello! Has anyone tried an engine carbon cleaning using hydrogen? I've found different opinions and even my mechanic, which tested one an a few cars said it was rubbish. Could these hydrogen boxes vary in quality? I'd like to know your opinion, specially on diesels. Thanks!
  3. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    I recently bought some used brake calipers in order to upgrade the front brakes on my 9-3ss Aero (for 302mm discs to 314mm). They are caked in brake dust, and need a damn good clean. Can anyone recommend the best way to clean these, and the best products to use? My intention is to get them...
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  5. Wash and Brush Up
    MR2 left at home this morning Anyhow parked up and looked around the car, its looking a little tired. 2000 w reg 110k miles of back lane commuting in all weathers and the main issue is lazy careless sods who just open their car doors onto it and dent the sides! the headlights looking...
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi there sorry in advance if I've posted this in the wrong section but I've been reading and watching videos on diy carbon cleaning. I've seen people spray water mist into the air inlet pipe whilst the engine is at running temperature and after the maf sensor whilst keeping the revs around 2500...
  7. Wash and Brush Up
    hi guys as the title suggests can i use just standard washing up liquid to clean the soft top as a 1 off. i have just brought a pressure washer and want to clean the car, will me using washing up liquid hurt the soft top in anyway? thanks for any help anthony
  8. Wash and Brush Up
    Hi Folks, I have a 54 plate Saab 9-3 Vector Sport. Inside of the doors, steering wheel and on the gear stick surround is (what looks like) some brushed aluminium trim. It looks ok but its a bit aged and oxidized (not rusty though). Is there anything that you would recommend to clean it up...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello! New to this so please bear with me.. We recently bought a 9-5 2.2 TiD (2005) in Spain where we live. VERY happy with it, but has started puffing out a lot of smoke (low gears, startup) and two days ago the car's power dropped off (<3000 revs) and the engine warning light came on...
  10. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi, I'm working through parts of my car to make it spotless but I've come across a bit of an issue. I have the grey/cream half leather interior. Grey leather, cream cloth. Rear seats and drivers seat immaculate but passenger front had a couple of stains. Bought some cleaner from halfords -...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have just washed the outside of my white convertible, now she's looking rather sexy. I wanted to clean the inside aswel but iv noticed stains on the carpets what's best to use on the carpets and for cleaning the leather?
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Everyone. Has anyone ever used an injector refurbishment company such as http://injectortune.co.uk and did you have any real noticeable improvement? Basically my 9-3 1.9tid 150 is a bit lumpy on idle (slight miss) i have put through a couple of injector cleaners and that hasn't really...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Howdy lads I'm going to look at two aeros in the following weeks, one manual, one auto, the auto has more extras and I've done a backround check on it and it's all good, I've yet to do one for the manual, but the manual has gotten a new clutch in the last month so that's the dmf issue sorted...
  14. Wash and Brush Up
    Hi all, I have had my power steering pump replaced after a long and messy oil leak which has made my engine look pretty rubbish. I cannot find anyone near Durham, U.K. who does engine cleaning including the underneath to remove all the old oily deposits. Any ideas of where and how much. Thanks...
  15. Wash and Brush Up
    Ok so what is the best thing to clean the dash and door panels with? I don't even know what frickin material they are, they aren't plastic as they feel somewhat spongey, hateful material just looks and feels really cheap. Anything I use to clean it with just leaves streaks on it and it's doing...
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 1999 Saab 9-3 and just finished up rebuilding the motor, head and new turbo. All was well for the first 50 or so miles. I did a quick oil change to flush out the break in lube, but immediately after that I now get a cold start oil pump whine. It goes away after it's up to temp. I...
  17. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi all. If you're having EGR valve problems, I found this excellent idiot-proof guide to cleaning it (including the solenoid, which was stuck fast on mine) It's for the Alfa JTD but identical engine: http://www.scribd.com/doc/93700780/How-to-Fix-the-EGR-on-a-1-9JTD Just be careful not to strip...
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all I think the leak on my drivers side rear foot well is possibly the AC drain, or perhaps worse a leaking door seal? Can any one provide me wityh instructions from the WIS on how to clean the AC drains (what needs to be removed to get to them etc.) Thanks Mark
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Has anyone used any of the spray through cleaners for the petrol turbo? I've used them before (10k boost) on my old Seat Toledo derv and Vectra derv, with noticeable difference, and a transformation on the Seat, but I've not done this on a petrol car before. I'm talking about the sprays where...
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