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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Guys, Easy enough to refurb calipers. Buy a kit with dust cover, piston seal ring, slider rubbers and caps. Get a new bleed nipple. Take the pads out, gently pump out the piston using the brake pedal. Have a poly bag ready to put under the reservoir cap to prevent additional loss...
  2. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Guys, I've just picked up a 1 owner from new 1995 900 for a very reasonable price. Biggest fault is that the paint has gone 'flat' I think the shade is Ambassador Blue, anyway it's a dark blue, non metallic, non lacquered ( I think ) and is very dull. Any suggestions about what to polish it...
  3. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi One of the alloy wheels on my 9 3 vector is a bit of a state - previous owner obviously kerbed it a few times I phoned up one of these mobile wheel refurb companies - they wanted 100 pound for one wheel . Is this something I could have a go at myself? I see you can buy alloy repair kts...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all. I found how to do this on another forum and thought it may help some people out. The top of my gear knob was very worn and in places had worn through the layers of paint and copper all the way to the plastic so I decided to refurb it a little. Now I am pretty terrible when it comes to...
  5. Chat
    I'm going to have a go at refurbishing my 17" alloys on my 2009 Vector Sport, what's the worst that can happen! if I make a mess of it then I will have to get them professionally done but trying to avoid the £60+ a wheel. Anyone have any recommendations on what the best refurb kit is please...
  6. How to
    From the off I will take is as read that you have taken the wheel off & its not so badly damaged that its gone flat..... We are just tidying up the aesthetics here..... A lot of specialist wheel refurb companies will tell you that you need to have the wheels x-rayed & professionally jiggered...
  7. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    From the off I will take is as read that you have taken the wheel off & its not so badly damaged that its gone flat..... We are just tidying up the aesthetics here..... A lot of specialist wheel refurb companies will tell you that you need to have the wheels x-rayed & professionally jiggered...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So i was having EGR problems. I gave it a good clean, but it still didnt work properly, the only thing i hadn't cleaned was the solenoid. I found on a vauxhall forum some great pics of a solenoid refurb. So here is the complete guide. Its easy to do all you need is 13mm socket spanner 10mm...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi Gents. Following on form my turbo failure yesterday can I have suggestions for recommended refurbishers? So far I've contacted CRTurbo's near Southampton and they quoted worst scenario of £395 + £15 collect/delivery + VAT and about 24 - 48hr turnaround. Midland Turbos in Nottingham are...
  10. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi Guys, Anybody recommend somehere in the North East that could repair my 17" Aero alloys. Usual parking wear and tear. I'm based in Seaham but would travel within reason.
  11. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    As the title says really .. I'm looking to get my 16in five spoke alloys refurb'd somewhere around the Glasgow area.. Would travel a bit for the right price.. Obviously i've looked around a bit but best quote i can get so far is £45 per wheel plus VAT which i'm just not willing to pay.. The...
  12. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    I need to get the Aero alloys on my SAAB 95 refurbed, I have been to LAPTAB in Birmingham and they want £370. A local place want £300. Are these prices any good? Does anybody have any contacts for this sort of work in Birmingham / Solihull / Coventry area? Cheers Karl
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Has anyone every refurbished a fuel injection pump? Only an electrical fault. 93 2000 w reg 2.2 TID.
  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    210k miles and after some regular jolts when i hit the go pedal hard, i'm thinking the DI is going. has anyone refurbed one? you can buy aftermarket ones, which i'd be reluctant to try to be honest, and rather than buy another one of unknown heritage, i'd be inclined to refurb it. has anyone...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I've not long have my 2.0T Aero Convertible and im really please with it except one thing, the alloys aren't the best of condition and it lets the car downa a little! So i was thinking about getting the alloys refurbished; has anyone had this done, is it worth it? and how much should i expect to...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, could anybody on the forum recommend (preferably by personal experience) a turbocharger rebuilding service in the Merseyside/Cheshire area? Rebuild required on a Garrett turbo off a 3.0TiD (knackered seals and bearings). Many thanks in advance, Penfold.
  17. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    As above One only 17" 9-3 Viggen wheel (tyre - 215/45/17) (also spare tyre - again legal - but wear at edge) - both tyres mediocre manufactures alot of kerbing and scuffing around edge - but a straight wheel really needs a refurb - but OK as spare tyre is legal - alot of tread over most of...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I know there's a topic here somewhere, but I can't find it. Can I have a steer please? I want to refurb my ALU28 wheels and I fancy having them in sparkly Anthracite........................... any thoughts?
  19. Saabscene: Performance
    Those of you who have refurbed your alloys yourselves what have you used to sort out any kerbing on the rim? Is there a filler of some sort of have you improvised in any way? cheers Zahid
  20. Saab Recommendations
    Anyone out there recommend a good wheel refurbishment outfit in the Cambridge area that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? I don't mind leaving the car with them for a few days but would like a recommendation of good work well done. Pete.
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