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  1. Chat
    My keys are looking particularly bad, rubber de laminating and tatty, looked on ebay and found a lot of variety. in the end bought two for 5.99 each. this is just the shells, no guts at all. Well they arrived yesterday and they are perfect, even with the little Saab emblem, takes 2 mins to swap...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My TTiD has had a strict diet of V power since I had it. Yesterday I filled up with normal Shell diesel and the clattery sound has been much reduced to the point where it sounds like a normal diesel car engine and not something that you would expect from a bit of plant running on a farm or...
  3. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    As above I live in East London, willing to collect
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Has anyone found any benefits or disadvantages to running the higher priced diesel fuels? I always used the above versions of petrol in my 9000 Aero and in return I got better fuel economy. I am about to take delivery of a 9-3 diesel and I'm interested in any pro's and con's (other than price...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Four litres of Shell Helix Ultra 5/40 for £9.99. Is this cheap ? I've never used this oil but I know some of you do so I thought I'd mention it. I noticed it on sale in a store called "Home Bargains". They have over 200 branches but very few in the south of England or East Anglia. There...
  6. Saabscene: Performance
    Hi I used to use Shell Optimax in the Turbo X and have recently switched to Tesco 99 because it's cheaper but also because it's 99RON as opposed to 98. I have just heard that Tesco fuel is not the best hence why it's cheap, but what do people think? Okay, I know this might all sound a bit...
  7. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    SAAB 9000 Aero rolling shell P reg 1996, sunroof, scarab green with engine and gearbox, minus cylinder head which was scrap, arch trims missing. Bodywork is in very good solid condition would make a great track day car or good base for lightweight street sleeper. I am looking for £200, or...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My car is a little lumpy on tick over at lights and when stopped in traffic.I have read that this is a common fault with this car. I recently put Shell V-Power fuel in and noticed I got about 3-4 MPG better fuel economy and the revs appeared alot higher on tick over and it seamed to prevent the...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi guys, I don't have access to Costco and its cheap Mobil1 and there's a bit of a consensus that older abused engines like the slightly thicker oils so I'm leaning towards the Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 F/S. Does anyone have a recommended source for this? - online or local (south essex)...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all.. Is it possible to get new key without reprogramming ? My key works ok (most of the time) BUT is getting taty so was wondering if the guts can be put in a new shell or is it complete new key and a trip to the saab dealer for open wallet surgery ? Have seen keys on eBay but i guess it...
  11. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Anyone got a spare offside headlight shell? The grey plastic outer bit. One of my mountings had to be cut off to get the light out as the insert was spinning, and I am going to replace the reflector, so a new shell would be useful. Thanks.
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Probably been done before so forgive the newboy, Is there any benefit in our £5 gallon day and age, in running the premium grades of fuel in an HOT engine?
  13. Saabscene: Performance
    Seems to be replacing Optimax. Anyone tried it? Opinions? Marketing nonsense or a real difference?
  14. Saabscene: Performance
    Shell have launched V-Power at the local station. It's an improved version of Optimax which is 99ron instead of Optimax's 98 and a couple of other small 'improvements' I seem to recall someone on here said the Saab T7 ECU could cope with petrol octanes to 98 RON, so presumably it won't benefit...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    23-ML-31615110-ML- Wider audience.
  16. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Is it worth £1.02.9 per litre, or should I just put bog standard 95ron unleaded in my 03 reg 2.0t 9-3 SS (67k on the clock) with a splash of Octane booster
  17. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I have run my 9000 on Optimax since I bought it 3 1/2 years ago. The only time it doesn't use Optimax is when in France, but there every service station sells 98 Octane fuel for only a couple of percent more - if only it was so here. Have had my Speedparts Stg3 ECU fitted last Saturday so my...
  18. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Claimed to be the first generation fuel to use sythetic diesel technology: Gtl. It's available at all Shell stations in NL and many in continental europe. Results in far fewer pollutants, is cleaner and is able to clean diesel injectors of carbon deposits to ensure the spray pattern is as good...
  19. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Story so far... She wants to change her Galaxy. Mostly town driving - so thought diesel. couldn't find a 9-3 locally at the moment. Looked at a Volvo 2,4T SE (see other thread)- boot a bit small for guitars etc. Also - and now we come to the point the $64,000 question: "Does it have a...
  20. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi, Even although Shell is an Anglo-Dutch company, in their wisdom, they do not sell Optimax here. So what are we missing out on ? What is Optimax and how does it compare with Unleaded 98 (which is not branded 97, as it is in the UK, so I assume is still the full strength 98 Octane) ? What...
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