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  1. 08 Saab 93 ttid MOT fail

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi guys my 08 saab 93 ttid 180 failed its mot tonight with terrible idle hunting and smoke but only when it gets up to around 45 degrees runs beautifully when cold iv tried everything carbon clean forced regens nothings worked no fault codes nothing would really appreciate any help and advice as...
  2. Another MOT passed

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Failed first time on emmissions, £128 for a new Cat and all ok. Not bad for 270,000 miles.
  3. TTID owner wanting to remove Bad MAP for MOT

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello All A Newbie to this forum but not to Saabs. Over the years I've had a 99, a 900 Turbo & a 9000 both in 2.0 turbo & 2.3 High pressure Turbo. My current car is a 2008 93-TTid Vector Sportwagon. I have had it about 4 years. It had 175,000 on the clock when I bought it, & now it has over...
  4. 9-3 ttid MOT Fail due to emissions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My 1.9ttid failed the MOT due to emissions (SOOT), I have posted on here before about theseemingly lack of any DPF regens on my car althouigh I do mainly motorway driving and it was thought it was doing the regens during my long trips understanable. However, I now think it may have been remapped...
  5. MOT passed

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    2001 Griffin, 260,000 miles passed with no problems. Looks like another years motoring for the old girl.
  6. MOT - New Smoke limits from May 2017 Goal Posts move again

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    As I discovered today when my 2009 1.9 TID passed the MOT the limits are dropping by a factor of six in some cases from May this year. My understanding was the new limit would be 1.5m currently 3.0m WRONG the new limits will be the plate value as shown on the passenger side door pillar label...
  7. Ref New MOT tests

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    just a little light reading for all And please don't shoot the messenger It's here for all to look and digest . Happy reading ! Major changes to the MOT test on 20th of May 2018 Some of you may have already heard that there are big changes coming to the MOT test this May. Here are just a...
  8. Mot

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Well for the sixth year running, the Saabillac passed the MoT, no advisories. I take it to the same garage every year and he does a proper MoT, not some half arsed job with a quick word in one ear and some palm greasing. My car still has a Dpf and once again, recorded a 'zero' reading on the...
  9. MOT Pass

    Chat
    Yep car passed MOT no advisories , But the worst hour of my life waiting . Worse than waiting for a job interview :crazy: Thank gawd,or my little Chinese fire breathing flying one , would of thrown the car at me .
  10. SID MOT Issue

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi all, My 2003 93 is due its MOT. My SID is constantly showing a left brakelight failure even though all rear lights are working fine. Question is will this be an MOT failure. Does the SID display even have to work? Davycc
  11. Mot

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Well, as the title indicates, MOT. Put my Saabillac through yesterday one calender month early and it sailed through, no advisories and once again, zero emissions on the smoke test, DPF/EGR all intact. So, a full 13 months on the MOT.... They were very impressed with my stainless braided brake...
  12. 120k Service Looms - Should I Sell Up?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I took my '07 9-3 SE In for an MOT today and it failed on one count - the power steering fluid leaks. Given that I've been topping it up with CHF for a while I didn't realise it was a failable offence... Anyway, it's also due a 120000 mile service. Am I going to end up shelling out more cash...
  13. mot hell!!!!

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    car has just failed for its mot. they noticed that my dpf has been removed. what options do I have anyone.
  14. Dang! - ABS light on just before MOT time

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    I've got a 1993 900 and the ABS light is telling me that there is a problem. I have checked the static resistance of the sensors and they are all within tolerance. Next guess was the ABS pressure reservoir but I've swapped that with one from a working car and the light is still lit. Is there...
  15. MoT failure - DIY fix or let garage do it?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My 2007 9-3 Anniversary 1.9 TiD saloon failed the MoT today. Two things, a broken rear NS spring and a front anti-roll bar drop link. MoT garage have estimated 'about 200 quid mate', but will be confirming their price tomorrow. I checked with GSF's website, and a spring is £48 and a drop link...
  16. MOT emissions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Not bad for a 12yr old car..:D
  17. epic pre mot fail

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    got my cousin to check my car out before its mot. heres the damage. front left suspension arm (been hearing a clunk and rattle coming from that side). rear pads and discs shot to ****. rear right spring broken. rear left caliper seized. god i just love my saab.
  18. MOT passed

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    234,000 miles, spent £51.98 this year, hopefully good enough for at least another year !
  19. Mot dpf removal

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Car has just passed first MOT since they have changed dpf laws. Very pleased no issues with emissions or dpf removal.
  20. DPF removal - has anyone failed the MOT because of it?

    Chat
    Just wondering if anyone knows if anyone has been failed on the MOT due to a missing DPF.... Seems after talking to a few MOT testers, that they don't have a hard and fast list of what cars did and didn't have them and if there was any doubt then the regs state pass it... Makes sense...
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