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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello All, I have 2006 9-3 Aero with the 2.8 V6 and was wondering which ignition coils to buy. I can't really afford the Saab ome ones but maybe the next ones down, the Bosch would work fine. I have 106k on the car with a small misfire. It is a 6 speed manual shift. any help would be...
  2. Chat
    Last Friday had my 2008 93 tid estate in for the mot,broken front spring,not to bad ,I bought the spring £34 from ECP and got it fitted for £40 ,the guy only wanted to charge me £20,but I thought £40 was a fair price. The car was in for a full service today,needed discs and pads on the front ,so...
  3. Saabscene: Performance
    Saab 9 5 Aero 3" DP and cat.. Which is the most cost freindly V's quality option?? Hi, Been looking online for best options regarding a 3" downpipe and sport / race cat for my 2004 9 5 Aero and must say Im not overwhelmed with choice; I'm seeing a lot of home made jobbies in the States and a...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have been having boost issues with saab 1.9 2005 120bhp. So far I've checked the vac lines,etc. cleaned map, maf, replaced boost solenoid. I have an egr and dpf delete. How much would it cost roughly for a garage to pressure test my air intake, intercooler,etc. or is there a diy for this. any...
  5. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Dear fellow Saab owners, from my position of mechanical ignorance, I appeal to your superior knowledge and experience. My 9-5 is coming up to 5 years, Oct '14, and the timing belt replacement seems to be on the cards as at ~67,000 miles now, it will be knocking on for 70K by the time of the...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Good evening, I got a 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t and I take note of every penny I spend with it. I know it is not the cheapest car to run, but its my baby. I got it low mileage in like new condition and I expect to drive it for a few years. The sum of all costs (excluding buying it) comes to £...
  7. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My local Saab specialist has advised that I need the breather kit fitted. Ive done 105k so Im not surprised by that. It sounds like it should reduce problems further down the line so an essential fix. Now my knowledge is limited but from what Ive read its a £70 kit and takes less than an hour...
  8. New Saab 9-5 (2010 - on)
    Hi Guys, Can anyone give me an idea of how much a main service would cost for my 95 Aero Turbo4 (petrol, manual, 2010)? It has covered 24000 miles and its second service is due in November. Thanks Ian
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I stupidly chose not to have the cambelt done at my last service on my 9-3 tid vector (62000 miles, thought it would last one more year) . At 65000, the cambelt slipped but didn't snap. I took it to a local garage who say there is a lot of damage and are quoting £1600 for repair...
  10. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I have a 2006 19 tid 150bhp it has done 53k and i have booked it in for the work as per the title. ( i can cancel) i have been quoted all in £350 +vat for the work with genuine parts etc and full replacement coolant. is this a fair price it is booked in with carlsons saab in...
  11. Wash and Brush Up
    Thought you might like to know about my successful & cost effect re-proof of a 2002 93 convertible. My hood was lightly faded with a smidgen of green in the odd crevice so i deceived to de-grease. I bought a £1 nylon shoe brush from the pound shop and filled a bucket with hot water. The best...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I've got a 93 2.8 that requires rear discs and pads and would like to know if anyone in the Birmingham area can tell me what they have paid for this same job and where did they have it done. I'm looking to get the best deal I can, locally. Thanks.:)
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all - 2004 2.3 Vector Auto LPT My turbo failed on the way to Derbyshire yesterday - loads of smoke, but drove fine(ish) for next 20 miles. Had it recovered today from campsite - it emitted a hilarious amount of smoke whilst it was loaded onto the van. It's managed to burn its way through a...
  14. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Check Engine warning Light: Saab convertible 2.0T SE (1998-2003 Model) I recently took my car to a local garage to have a water leak repaired. On the way home the check engine light came on, thinking something may have been disturbed during the repair I returned to garage who read the fault...
  15. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi Folks...looking to pick up a clutch for my 2.0 conv' however..two kits are available, the difference being the two different engine numbers. My engine has no number on the block, I know where it should be and I have dug right into the rust and there is nothin there. So my question is...how...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have got a MY09 9-3 Vector Sport petrol, it is due for its second service in a couple of weeks time so I thought I would ring around and get some prices. As the car is still under warranty I thought I would see what price the main dealer was charging first. Dealer Number 1 £404 Dealer...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    had a battery not charging error on new years eve and took my car to local dealer and was quoted £330 for a new alternator fitted, so left car with them they call back today and say it is an earlier alternator and will now be £665 ? can anyone advise if there are 2 different types and if...
  18. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi all, I'd be really interested to know what people have paid for new discs and pads (just front) to be supplied and fitted all in (Inc vat) by a Saab specialist. My car's an original 900 lpt. Many thanks
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