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  1. Chat
    Just in case some of you are not aware of what's going on with the new road tax rules that are about to come into force, here's some news for you... for anyone else, a reminder.. How new tax disc rules could cost you £1,000 fine Read more at...
  2. Chat
    Sad day, and such a tragic waste. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25173331 Set up and was involved in a charity, family man and one of the good guys. http://www.roww.org/ RIP Paul.
  3. News/Current events
    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/03/showbiz/michael-clarke-duncan/index.html Brilliant actor and incredible screen presence, damn shame!
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All Just wanted some advice and to see what you think of the following. I have Saab 95 2.3t on a 55 plate with built in Denso Navigation, I have owned the car for approx 1 year and since new has always been serviced my main dealers. Also I took over the extended warranty which just expired...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I am changing my alloys to the following http://www.elkparts.com/product_info.php/c...roducts_id/2453 In the Saab Dealership they quoted me £1200 for 4 and on the Elk website the exact alloys are £699 all in. Thats £500 difference for exactly the same Saab branded alloys. How can they justify...
  6. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    After having my Saab 9000 for 4 years it was time to say good bye. What makes mad is that i crashed it, if the engine had blown or some mechanical problem i wouldnt be as mad. But The car still runs but theres to much cosmeti damage for it to be fixed. Air bags deployed, quarter panel, headlight...
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    After an unfortunate dog avoiding, tree swiping experience my trusty 2001 Aero load lugging family transport has been written off after only 170,000miles (just run in) . I was ok, the dog did a runner and the tree lost a bit of ivy of it's trunk. It was worth double the insurance pay out to me...
  8. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    This B212i engine had ~180K miles, overheated once, and was badly mistreated. Despite this, the only "unusual" wear is on the loaded side of the piston on the skirt as seen here: The small end of the rods look fine as seen here: ------ I'm not sure how many of you have taken apart...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    so how much should this be worth ? 9-5 2.0 Lpt Se Airflow 2001 Y 58000miles Reg. April 12th 2001 + Rear Parking + FDSH. Excellent Condition and Running Well. Everything that can break has already broke and been replaced. Yes that the full list. DI, SID, Shocks etc etc. Under ext warrantee till...
  10. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    If anyone read my previous post, they may recall that Lime Garages were offering a fairly comprehensive service for my 9-5 for £99.00, anyway I spoke to Nick Whale SAAB, who are a little closer and they have decided to offer me the same service with a poly V belt change for £160ish. Now even the...
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I replaced my throttle body recently prior to a long trip to Scotland.I removed fuse 17 and reset ECU,the engine warning fault light then disappeared. It was showing following the car going into limp home mode when I was changing the throttle body. After 500 miles warning light then re-appears.I...
  12. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    /Rant Start/ I have just been told how much the part is for my gear linkage. Apparently there are 2 different types of linkage, mine has the newer one. The older one is about £10-£20, the newer one is £60 +VAT !!! Can someone PLEASE tell me why on earth I have Saab, not a nice cheap...
  13. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    RIP 9000 1990 2.3 CDS 130K went bang on the A40 last night. Had the AA recover it back home. It's decision time... what should I do with it? Interior is immaculate, SAAB replaced the gearbox under safeguard 30K ago. Only symptom is the oil light and a horrific noise if I attempt to start it...
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  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    RIP 9000 1990 2.3 CDS 130K went bang on the A40 last night. Had the AA recover it back home. It's decision time... what should I do with it? Interior is immaculate, SAAB replaced the gearbox under safeguard 30K ago. Only symptom is the oil light and a horrific noise if I attempt to start it...
  15. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I gather the last 'proper' VW Beetle rolled off the production line at Puebla a couple of days ago. I shall shed a tear. James
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Today my Di committed suicide and went to join my original engine in saab heaven , so signs, no symptoms, started this morning, 4 hours later it was dead , and gosh do they stink when they burn! So what is it that happens to Di's after all it's a common fault, so what goes wrong? (the...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Well my fairly recently rebuilt SAABTEC gearbox died on the way home tonight. I was in the rush hour traffic changing from 2nd to 3rd at about 25mph and I lost all gears and the box made a hell of a noise, sounds very expensive the RAC arrived within 30mins and took it to my local garage, I hope...
  18. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Well my fairly recently rebuilt SAABTEC gearbox died on the way home tonight. I was in the rush hour traffic changing from 2nd to 3rd at about 25mph and I lost all gears and the box made a hell of a noise, sounds very expensive the RAC arrived within 30mins and took it to my local garage, I hope...
  19. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hooray I hear you cry except....... Chap I sit next to at work had it serviced 50 miles ago. Started it last night and a short amount of time later the engine had seized. He took it back to the garage who serviced it and thay have said the "oil filter has come off, stripping the threards off...
  20. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Just been to the carwash because the car had turned a [expletive deleted] black colour due to the salty/gritty roads. I know its not good for the paintwork but my own manual carwash man had a week off as he was busy fitting a dashboard. So I decided to go for the most expensive one as...
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