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  1. Rust proofing

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I have a 2010 93 vert and I am gonna be holding onto it for some time. What are your thoughts on rust proofing. Is it worth it? If so, what is the best type? Thanks.
  2. Saab 900 Classic door rust

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    This is my first post having just started looking after a Saab 900 convertible (1990 plate). Its in relatively good order, mechanically and structurally sound and only done 80K. There are a few rust areas the main ones being at the bottom (inside) of both the drivers and passengers door roughly...
  3. 2007 9-5 Aero Dame Edna Estate and rust

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi everyone. I'm in the market for a 9-5 Aero estate. I spotted this one on Autotrader so went to have a look: http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201505193585659/usedcars?logcode=visc It ran really well, the was a bit of annoying wear on the drivers seat (the white/cream panel). 1...
  4. spare wheel well rust............

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    are replacement panels available? i have a hole 1x3 inch and a few other bits that dont look too far behind, i could weld in patches (is this ok for mots?) but i think it would be easier and less hassle to replace the full panel if possible. ps car is a 1999 9-5
  5. saab rust warranty

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    has anybody been able to claim from g/m for rust issues on their saab. I have a 2008 saab 9 3 ttdi. it has a number rust spots on it both rear window trims are rusty ,also the left hand roof trim. this on a car thats just four years old. did all saab warranty guarantees go with saab or is the...
  6. Rust under paint and rubber gromet

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I have recently noticed a small patch of rust forming under the paint on the rear quarter panel of my 9-3 ttid just in front f the rear passenger side wheel arch. The is no visible damage to the surface of the paint so can npy assume it is coming from behind. Today while washing my car...
  7. saab 9000 windscreen bottom rust

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi We have just uncovered something of a disaster with our 1995 Aero. Looking for the source of a leak that was making the front carpets wet, we have found that the steel is completely corroded away along the entire length of the bottom of the windscreen - it's one long hole about half an inch...
  8. '96 9000 Aero - windscreen, possible rust?

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Another bit of bad luck with this car ...... have developed a large chip and crack - went to autoglass and the guy said it wouldnt pass an MOT (which i already knew) and that the screen would need replaced (which i already knew). he then pointed to the bottom of the screen which is a bit...
  9. Rusty tank and rust in fuel pipes

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    We have a rusty fuel tank in our 95 V4 1973. We are going to change the tank but will then need to clean out the fuel hoses and possibly carb too (although no fuel seems to have got through to the carb and the pipe was dry). Has anyone had to clean out the fuel pipes before and any advice...
  10. 2007 Convertible rust!!

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Noticed an old thread yesterday that i can't seem to find now about rusting on convertibles under the seals on the rear deck\lid that covers where the roof goes when down. Mines an '07' with 17k miles and in very good condition so i thought it would hopefully be too new for rust?! but after...
  11. Viewing a Saab - bit of door rust

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi Spoke to a guy earlier regarding his 1989 Saab 900 s automatic Has FSSH, 134k mileage looks very tidy although he did say it had some door rust just wondering if its worth the journey to milton keynes to view ( As im in reading) Are the automatics ok ? i could probably treat a bit of...
  12. GM900 Rust

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Just bought na 1995 900 and was wondering what to use on small rust patches
  13. MMT Contamination - Rust Coloured Spark Plugs

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Not a lot of people know this.... :-) Just finally diagnosed a problem with my wife's Rover 220. Its not well known and took ages to Suss, so here is the news. I found the problem after searching on Google and finding a picture of an identical set of Honda plugs which had caused the same...
  14. Rust spots need fixing

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Ive decided I need to tackle the few paint bubbles around the the windscreen and A pilars before winter sets in. What is the best process ? I was thinking of dremeling the old paint off and removing (dremel-gringing off) the surface eruptions, then treating it with a rust convertor like...
  15. 9-3 Rust Bucket

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I purchased my 4th SAAB, first 9-3, as a 6 month old SAAB GB car. It is on a 54 plate and has had full dealer servicing by the SAAB franchise I bought it from in Aberdeen. Had a rash of rust pimples done on the lower section of all four door 18 months ago under warranty after much agro. The...
  16. Is rust on a 9-3 normal?

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    As the topic title says... I've been looking at a couple of cheap 9-3 convertibles. One had a bubbling paintwork on one arch (approx 5 inches long and half an inch deep). I was immediately wary - thinking it was a poor damage repair. But could this be correct or is a 9-3 (early ones 97-2000)...
  17. Scratches, Scuffs and Rust

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi everyone, Just wondering if people have any advice on the best way of tidying up small dents, bumps and paint scratches? T-cut? Touch up paint? Respray? I'm looking for cheap options. Also noticing some rust in the wheel arches, whats the best way of ridding it from my saab? Got some ideas...
  18. 900 frame rust

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    I have a 1987 900 with about 300K on the clock. I recently read a add for a used 900 that spoke about frame rot under the battery. The add said that it was a design defect that happens to all 900's??? The add went on to say that Safe-T-Frame sells a kit to fix the frame rail. I went on the web...
  19. What product do you use for covering rust spots?

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My daughter's GM900 has a few rust spots/patches around the rear wing and a few lines at the bottom of both doors. Nothing quite alarming yet and i will tackle the issue soon. I have found what looks like a great product on a French website www.belles-anciennes.fr the product highly recommended...
  20. Rust protection

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    G'morning all, little question. My otherwise fine '92 iSE is very rusty underneath. Axle, springs, struts, everything. Strange thing is, the door bottoms are fine. I'm intending to spend a happy(!) few days with a selection of wire brushes and stuff to remove it all but once I've done that what...
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