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  1. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 99 SAAB 9-3 SE Hatchback 2.0 I have an oil leak that is pretty bad, it appears to be coming from the oil cooler,the smaller looking radiator located just below the actual radiator. It's leaking enough that I cannot drive it, when i start the engine you can see several spots...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi everyone I am new here. I live in the uk and just bought myself a 9-3 wagon 2.8t auto. I am a mechanic by trade so bought it knowing of some faults for a cheap price. The main fault is the power steering is intermittantly heavy. It is a mechanical system and I believe the power steering pump...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I hate my Saab!!!!!! I've just given her the obligatory 3k oil change and even flushed and renewed the coolant. Whilst under there i realized that the front gearbox mount (torque arm) was knackered which would explain the jolt when she goes into drive. So... 40 quid later she has a lovely new...
  4. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Can anyone please enlighten me as to which of the two transmission hoses on the auto box is the outlet hose? Thanking you in advance.
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Just bought a tidy looking 2004 9-3 linear sport TiD. Never missed a beat on the 125 mile trip home, fuel gauge needle hardly moved. 2 days later, I found a small amount of oil under the car. I took it to a local trusted garage, they told me i will need a new oil cooler. Does anyone have an idea...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi I have a 2003 Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan Linear. Im about to get an ECU tune but I'm worried of the car heating up too much during the summer. I was thinking of getting a Universal Engine Oil Cooler, but I was wondering if I'd be able to install one considering we have a Cartridge oil filter. Has...
  7. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi - does anyone know please if the pipes from the auto gearbox on the 2000-2002 9-3s will also fit the earlier 9-3s? (length / fixing points / fittings at either end?) Thanks
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all just need some help, does anyone now if the oil coolers are the same on the saab 3.0 ltr v6 petrol are the same as the gm/ vauxhalls thay look the same.i can get a new gm cooler for £60 compared with 170 for saab
  9. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    2001 9-3 2.0 lpt CV I need to replace the oil cooler on my Saab and possibly the 2 pipes that run from the cooler to the oil filter housing. Do I need to drain the oil from the engine before replacing these items or will I just lose a little oil from what is left in the pipes and cooler, and...
  10. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    98 9-5 2.3 lpt 150k miles After a short run on Monday I got an oily burning smell from the car, fortunately I was very close to home and on lifting the bonnet lots of smoke was coming off the engine. Actually not as bad as it sounds, it was oil spraying onto the exhaust pipe that was the...
  11. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    need to replace or repair the oil cooler pipes on my 900 one of them is pissing out oil and my nearside drive shaft is very wobley in the diff housing so suspect the bearing is gone. question is are these parts available and best place to buy/
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    1998 9-5 2.3T Ecopower Oil pipe burst where is swerves round the radiator mounting bracket, looks like it has been vibrating against the bracket and eventually crumbled. The pipe is pretty rusty at that point, the other one is not quite so bad, but not too good either. Anybody had experience...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I'm sure the Oil Cooler on my 1995 2.5 V6 Saab 900 has failed. Can anyone tell me if the Oil Cooler sold for the Vauxhall Vectra engine etc is the same. As they are available on eBay for only £99. Thanks
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    How can you change the oil completely when there is an oil cooler? -- About 20% of the oil is in the cooler, which doesn't drain during an oil change.
  15. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Any advice will be very gratefully received. 12 weeks ago I had the heads replaced on my 1994 900 2.5 V6 Convertible after one of the pulley bolts worked loose. Causing a-lot of valve damage. At the same time the cambelt and head gasket were also replaced. This car has always been perfect to...
  16. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    I have for sale a brand new abbott racing boost switch. These switches were fitted so the charge air cooler pump is only operartional when the boost pressure reaches a minimum value. They were £25 new when I bough this replacement so grab a bargainas this is now suplus to requirements (sold my...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Guys, This maybe a strange question but i'm looking for the size and pitch of the unions on the oil filter cover. Basically I'm at the last knockings of installing a 2.3 FPT saab engine into my kit car and i don't want to buy, then chop, a brand new set of saab oil cooler lines when i can...
  18. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Hi guys. Suspect that my 'mayonnaise' syndrome on my '89 16v 2.0i is caused by a faulty transmission oil cooler. (Have done the headgasket etc!) Does anyone have one of these spare? It's the type that sits on the hose that returns from the radiator. Cheers folks
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I was reading with interest that only a 3rd of the oil from the autobox is drained through the plug. I assume the other 2/3rds remain in the torque converter and pipes etc? I have owned several auto cars in the past including various Ford Cosworth classics etc and the associated blogs for...
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