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  1. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Dunlop Tyres / Car / Dunlop BlueResponse SP Sport Dunlop Blue Response - 205/50 R16 87V TL (Fuel Eff.: B Wet Grip: A NoiseClass: 1 Noise: 68dB) has anyone got these on a saab 9-3 (mine is 2001) ? . thats a good price and the noise is very low and wet grip is really good. also they are a...
  2. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all, i got a 1meter of 8mm o/d 4mm i/d sillicone vacume boost/ hose today and replaced , my vac lines from old rubber perrished ones , and what a difference , like my car on steroids , so remember when upgrading turbo, injectors etc etc , remember the vac lines , they will make...
  3. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Took the Carly for a rolling road run with a group of fellow Alfisti, I'd taken my 156 V6 last year and since I've done no modifications to it (it'd had a major belts and braces service just before it's run), I'd thought I'd take the Carlsson instead. As last year there were quite a few...
  4. Saabscene: Performance
    Had a fun day putting our Saabs on the dyno here in Melbourne Australia on Saturday 1 August at Swinburne Tafe Automotive School. The guys running the day were really impressed with the numbers put down of the Saabs – they didn't expect the numbers we ran at all! We had 9 cars run on the dyno...
  5. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I am about to embark on changing my HG (loss of coolant and misfire at idle when hot) so i tested the compression and came up with the following 180psi 185psi 170psi 200psi I did this on a warm engine and throttle open and cranked the engine until the reading reached its max, it...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    The repsonse from VOSA in realtion to the coil spring situation. Further to your request for an update regarding the above concern. The Vehicle Safety Branch (VSB) works within the terms of the Code of Practice on Vehicle Safety Defects (the Code). One such term is that the...
  7. Saab News
    [ Saab France ] DETROIT General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) today announced its fourth quarter and calendar year 2008 financial results, which were affected by the dramatic deterioration in global economic and market conditions during the year ... View the full article
  8. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    :confused: Just tried the Mp3 hack on my 93 cd headunit with mixed results.. I used the switched socket method, so i can maintain the use of the in dash headunit. I can play cd,s faultlessly, but as soon as i put the jackplug in, i loose all audio, however if i insert the plug halfway, i...
  9. Saabscene: Performance
    I know there is a lot of hype on the net over HHO but has anyone had any info, trials, results or links? Any info is good info. Gareth
  10. Saab News
    [ Saab France ] General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2008, reflecting rapidly deteriorating market conditions in the U.S., slowdowns in other mature markets around the world, and continued losses at GMAC Financial Services...
  11. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    My car has a myriad of problems. I am trying to test various sensors so I know which ones are fine and which ones need more investigation. I have a Mitchell WIS manual that gives some great detail on how to test pretty much all the sensors I care about in the engine compartment. I am having...
  12. Saab News
    There were a couple of interesting outcomes from the Saab 900 poll today. For me as a blogger, the fact that there were only 100 respondents (less than third of the usual amount) was interesting, but that’s a side issue. The main outcome was that 50% of respondents have either never owned or...
  13. Saab News
    The vote is in. With nearly 500 votes counted, the winner has been decided. Saab - be advised - you’re going to need some more black paint. Not only is there growing demand for people to buy remakes of UrSaab in the future, but the most popular color for the 2008 Saab 9-3 is Jet Black...
  14. Saab News
    The comments to the post about a possible V8 for the Saab 9-5 were brilliant, save for one rant that I don’t think was called for and was out of place here. Regardless, there’s a lot of good thoughts there. FWIW, some ongoing Djup Strupery leads me to believe that due to interest from the US...
  15. Saab News
    [ Saab Global ] To qualify for 'Top Safety Pick', a maximum 'good' rating must be recorded in each of three demanding tests involving frontal and side impacts and an evaluation of seat/head restraint protection in a simulated rear-end impact. ... View the full article
  16. Saab News
    These are the results of the latest Warranty Direct survey for cars between 3 - 9 years old. Here is the entire list… 1. Mazda - 8.04% 2. Honda - 8.90% 3. Toyota - 15.78% 4. Mitsubishi - 17.04% 5. Kia - 17.39% 6. Subaru - 18.46% 7. Nissan - 18.86% 8. Lexus - 20.05% 9. Mini - 21.90% 10. Citroen...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Finally got a chance to put my car on the "local" dyno, now I was only going for a base reading as a bench mark before I change the down pipe & remove the CAT, i,m laughing because I had memory,s of the high tech set up down at Dalgety Bay a few weeks ago, not quite the same in Huntly!, what we...
  18. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, Did a compression test as part of an ongoing investigation into an uneven running problem. Already put in new plugs and substituted the DI. Just wondered if these are typical of a B234R? cylinder 1. 162psi 2. 155 3. 160 4. 165 The guage is a...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have just done a 200mile round trip stint from Inverness to Perth. Cruise was set at 60mph with no hold ups or brake applications. The Trip Computer (which was reset at the start of the journey) brought back 41.1mpg outbound, 40.9 inbound. Remarkable really. Perhaps a little too good? My...
  20. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I was well chuffed with the results from a session on the Rolling Road yesterday, the 9000 3.0 V6 puts out 210bhp as standard, but with some mods to the inlet manifold by oversizing the two throttle bodies and fitting bigger throttle disc's, changed the cams and cleaning everything out and...
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