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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys, Was on a road trip this week showing my cousin around parts of the country. Anyway, on my way back up North I had the windscreen cracked by a stone thrown up from another vehicle on the other side of the motorway. I tried to get it repaired the next day but Autoglass couldn't give me...
  2. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    So when I first got the car 2000 saab 9-5 it had a cracked valve cover. I replaced it and when I was torquing it down it cracked. So I finally got around to putting another one on it. Only hand tightened with a quater of a turn after. Went from a drive came back and it was cracked again in the...
  3. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi - I am thinking of buying an 05, 06 0r 07 Saab 9-3 1.9tid automatic saloon or estate and i have been told that some models of the 9-3 have problems with the bulkhead cracking. is this just on the early ones or does this effect the years that i am thinking of buying? Also any tips on what to...
  4. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello! This is my first post, and am aware this issue has been discussed in great detail - but I raelly would appreciate your replies. I have a '99 Saab 9-3 convertible, the Bulkhead went in January 2010 but the car had only done 59k. Saab refused to pay for the repair, I am about to go to...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Ok, I been told my bulkhed or firewall whatever you call it is cracked. Searching the net and reading countless forums, there is a hell of a lot of confussion over this issue. Is it a big issue? Will your car fall to bits? Were do the cracks appear? Is in as dangerous as people say? Were does...
  6. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    I noticed whilst brousing the web that there is a molded component available in the US, which is fited over the top of the original vinal top of the dash. Has anyone bought one are they any good or is better just to get a better dash from a breakers?
  7. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi chaps can any one tell me what the symptoms are with the bulkhead seperation
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
  9. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    how do you check a 9-3 1998 bulkhead for cracks cheers d.s.
  10. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Sorry, don't know if plinth is the right word. Its the bit the goes along the bottom of the front bumber on my 9-5 Aero. Anyway, it happened when I hit a badger last night. Actually its its more than cracked, it is broken right through and the two ends are offset slightly, but still very firm...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi. I've had a warning come up on the display a few times telling me that the coolant level is low. Recently I have noticed a burning smell when I stop and get out of the car. Then, today I noticed smoke/steam coming from under the bonnet after a longish drive. I looked under the bonnet earlier...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All I need the bulkhead repaired does anyone know anywhere in the Newcastle area?? Thanks
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Ok so I have a cracked clutch bleed nipple. Is it a gearbox out job or can it be replaced from above? Any advice greatly accepted. 9-5 Aero 2002 Manual
  14. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Saab 9-3 with the 2.2 diesel. It has suddenly devleoped a serious coolant leak from the vicinity of the bottom pulley, its dry above and i'm stumped. My thoughts where that the only coolant in this area is internally in the water jackets in the block - hence my theory of a cracked block...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Ok so as most probably know i collected my Aero convertible last Friday having bought it privately from a seller in Surrey. The car is superb and very well specced with a full service history and only a couple of small 'cosmetic' issues which i negotiated on. One item that was pointed out to me...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
  17. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello everyone. Second post in 24h and already sensible replies received. Thank you. Still considering buying this 2000 W Reg. 9.3 "S" convertible that has all the "SE" spec on. Car only has 48K miles and is in mint condition. However, i am not too happy to hear about this bulkhead issue and...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, We have a 2004 (54) 2.0lpt 9-5 estate with a cracked exhaust manifold. We're hoping to be able to get the part from a scrapyard - does anyone know how specific these manifolds are to our particular model / engine year? Is this a common part to be failing on a four year old car? I'm sure...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
  20. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    my nearside mirror got cracked, when the mrs went out for a spin, now the heated part and adjuster still works, so not fussed about fixing it but with my MOT due in Dec wondering if this could be a failure??
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