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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I've been contemplating upgrading to the Hirsch performance springs for a more fluid ride and better body control, but at £480 for the parts plus 2-3 hrs labour to get them fitted it's not an easy decision! So, considering Abbott Racing have a set of springs for the latest 9-3 for £300...
  2. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi guys, I've trawled the posts and there is much discussion on this very topic - but I thought I'd raise it again to get the latest feedback, as many of the posts are a few years old now. My beloved 2002 2.3t auto has suffered turbo failure. I was very lucky and managed to get it the few...
  3. Saab Recommendations
    Hi all. I am considering using the above outfit in Waltham Cross to carry out my 72k service on my Saab 9-3 Aero Petrol. Would really appreciate your recommendations. I've used the search function, but most of the recommendations are for parts, and any that are for servicing are at least 2 to...
  4. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I own a 1999 9-3 automatic transmission with about 105000 miles on it. I want to do everything to keep my saab running clean and strong. Anyone have any good experiences with Lucas?
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I am new to Saab, bought a 55 plate Vector Tid Sportswagon approx 1 month ago with 50K on the clock. So hello! Whilst investigating things to look out for (when buying) I noted a multitude of problems etc on various posts and various sites so entered ownership with some trepidation...
  6. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hey I would like to know what your experiences are on ventilating the original 9000 2.3T discs? I mean drilling the holes to a bigger bore? Has anyone had cracked or warped discs by doing this?
  7. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Thanks to this forum I successfully changed the fuel pump in our 95 9000 CSE today. Nothing broke or cracked. Liberal use of boiling water probably helped there. A pair of multigrip pliers spread out into the locking ring and a large screwdriver worked a treat in getting to the pump. Had a few...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Two months into my first Saab ownership has not been without some glitches: - On delivery (the car had 7k miles on the clock & 4 months old) the CD player was not working and locks had not been programmed to my requirements. These were quickly fixed by the dealer. - With the darker nights...
  9. Saabscene: Performance
    Currently run BSR stg 1, with full 3"JT. Speedparts stg 3 would just not work on my car, despite changing injectors and ECU's twice. Ive very tempted by the Nordic software (would need injectors and 3.5 bar fuel reg) as shows 250bhp 380/390 Nm (Aero territory on 2.0lpt) Anyone had any...
  10. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My car is now up and running again after fitting its new engine. I travel about 40k per year and my biggest cost by far is fuel, has anyone got any experiences of running this engine on vegetable oil?
  11. Saab Recommendations
    Been reading some views on Economy Saab.There must be another one I do not know about.The one I go to in Shirehampton in Bristol has been brilliant. I live in London and travel to visit my Mother in Bristol.I first encountered them 3 years ago. I bought a 95 SE saloon with 70k on the clock.I had...
  12. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    A new supplier selling 100% biodiesel has just opened near me in Oxford. I am thinking of trying this, or a lower percentage blend. Has anyone had any experience of using 100% or 20% blends in the 2.2 TiD? Any problems with fuel lines, injector pumps, etc. I have been told that it has a much...
  13. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi everyone, A lot of you are aware of the availability of dash and gauge styling kits for more recent Saab models. Up until recently there was still one company making indiglo gauge face kits for C900's, but it appears that company (referenced in the thread on indiglo gauges in the Craig's...
  14. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I went to buy a set of tyres at the weekend and originally set out to order a set of one of the following: - Continental Premium Contact - Contenental Sport Contact 2 - Michelin Pilot Sport 2 A wide range, but, thought I would have a long list to cover any stock outs. The size I should have is...
  15. Saabscene: Performance
    Just when I think I made my mind for Maptun, new experiences come for BSR and I get confused with every new posting. For me why I think Maptun is some member comments who had both and Maptun's being only committed to Saab while BSR is becoming generalist looking at their vehicle range offerings...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I'm considering the Tuning Box mod for my 3.0 TiD Vector but would like to find out if anyone has any experience (good or bad) of the mod before committing most of this year's tax rebate to buy it! They claim +35bhp and +70Nm (that's 20% more !!) - has any one been able to verify this...
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Ok that's it, I am fed up with being ZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPTTTTTTTTTTT! by static electricity when I get out of my 9-5. Has anyone else had this problem. Turn off engine, get out, touch door pilar to close door, ZAP! Any ideas, or do I need to buy those lovely...
  18. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Evening all!! Any of you Saab-ers come into contact with the law at all? And if so, what was it like for you?? Professional interest, you understand! Off out now! Pete
  19. Saab Recommendations
    I bought this car from new in March 2000 from Gordon Lamb in Sheffield. The sales process was great. It’s about the only time when I have felt that I have not been talked down to or patronised by a car dealer. The sales guy was experienced, thoughtful and knowledgeable. No sales speak, no...
  20. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I bought this car from new in March 2000 from Gordon Lamb in Sheffield. The sales process was great. It’s about the only time when I have felt that I have not been talked down to or patronised by a car dealer. The sales guy was experienced, thoughtful and knowledgeable. No sales speak, no...
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