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    Hello chaps Despite my post count I am not new to this forum, I have had to re register as I have forgotten my log on details. I have a real dilemma. I love my 2006 9-3 120 8 valve Linear Sport Diesel. It has 110,000 miles on it now. It's mechanically perfect except for the fact the DMF is now...
  2. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    My loverly goodyear hyragrip fronts have worn out. (they deminished very quickly from about 4mm in only a few 000miles) A local tyre emporium suggested i put either EfficientGrip or excellents on the fronts as their is no direct replacements for the hyrda's, on researching ive found that these...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    The usual dilemma - should i go with what the dealership offered or get the disks/pads myself and pay them only to put them on? Last week I was in my local Saab dealership to check my brakes and apparently my front disks are scored and the pads need to be changed (they suggested that the pads...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    9-3 Vector 150 tdi 2006 Hey, I have a dilemma and need some advice/opinions. I've read loads in this forum about Saab recommending 94 extra load tyres... I find the sporty suspension coupled with Michelin Primacy's extra loads a bit too stiff though - you can feel every dimple in the road...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi guys, Bit of a dilemma here from a student! I'm studying ocean sciences and for the last year or so I've saved up and worked my proverbials off in various part-time jobs. Having decided I missed the freedom of car ownership (and sick of a woefully inadequate transport network in Snowdonia) I...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a 52 plate 1.8t with 120,000 miles. The Hirsch upgrade will take it from 150 to 195 Bhp for £499. I could spend £500 on MANY other things and am concious that the car is no spring chicken !. I know under normal driving the MPG will be slightly better but the insurence is a bit higher. To...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, first time poster. I'm just about to fit a remap box from DTUK - gone for this as my car is still under warranty and can be removed prior to servicing, etc. I've gone for the power increase box - should i be informing the Insurance company or not?
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I drive 9-3SS 1.9Tid which is remaped at 180+ hp... Since I like to drive it hard I was wondering if it is allowed to put 5w-40 Motul 300V oil. There is no doubt that this is great oil, but my main concern is that this oil has no certificate and I don't know how will it influence on DPF or even...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Spoke to a friend earlier today who spoke about how his keys for his Saab 9-3SS Vector have been stolen from out of his van whilst in europe. He has spoken to a dealer who have confirmed to him that the cost is in the region of £600 since he has no spare they will need change all locks, the...
  10. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Good Morning, As you may be aware, Captain don't ever give him a spanner Bentnose has been attempting stuff above expertise level...again! (Mainly discs, pads and bushes) However, I have also noticed that booth CV boot gaiters are split and the track rod end bushes are perished also. As I...
  11. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Recently acquired my second 9000 which is a 2.3t with lowered suspension and a towbar! Obviously the towbar is not much use. My other 9000 is a 2.3T which has standard suspension except for upgraded bushes and strutbrace. Question is do I swap over the towbar or the suspension? Presumably...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've come across some tyres at a local costco at a reasonable cost, since I am toying on buying some 18" alloys for my new beast. Anyway these are 235/45/18, Niel at Reading recommended 235 over 225 for the alloys but I am a little unsure if 45 over the 40 would cause any problems rubbing the...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I'm about to change the engine oil/filter and spark plugs on my 1996 GM900 2.0NA, with 174,000 miles on the clock but I'm unsure which engine oil to use. I had decided on Mobil 1 (only the best will do!) however on reading several posts I'm not convinced it's a good idea. The problem I have is...
  14. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Can I have your thoughts please ... We are very friendly with a couple who have a young family. They both tend to drink "a lot" of alcohol and whilst in theory they endeavour for one of them to stay off the juice (staying off = only having a couple of glasses of wine, apparently) when driving...
  15. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hello all, I've had standard saab replacement bushes in the boot for ages and finally decided to have a pop last night. Managed to get the one out of the engine after a lot of hassle, but now don't know whether to buy a removal / replacement tool from elkparts to do the job, or to buy the poly...
  16. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hello all, I've had standard saab replacement bushes in the boot for ages and finally decided to have a pop last night. Managed to get the one out of the engine after a lot of hassle, but now don't know whether to buy a removal / replacement tool from elkparts to do the job, or to buy the poly...
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hiya, I have recently bought a 9-5 with 69500 miles on the clock and Full Saab Service History. The car cost just over £3K and my dilemma is this: Do I carry on with the service history with SAAB or do I ustilise the handy service plans on Saab.info and do it myself? The reason for the...
  18. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Currently got a 1994 red 900S and although I love it I'm looking to upgrade. The big question is... 900 Cabriolet (1994+) or Cosmic Blue 9-3...beautiful
  19. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    The contract hire agreement on my 95 2.0 SE Estate is coming to an end (not that my local Saab garage seem to be aware of the fact....their heads are so far up their bums they cannot recognise a potential customer if you sit in one of their showroom cars for 20 minutes with a hundred pound note...
  20. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    The contract hire agreement on my 95 2.0 SE Estate is coming to an end (not that my local Saab garage seem to be aware of the fact....their heads are so far up their bums they cannot recognise a potential customer if you sit in one of their showroom cars for 20 minutes with a hundred pound note...
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