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  1. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi everyone, I have a 2002 9-3 Vert in Cosmic Blue which I've put a re-con head on as it was burning oil and using water (but curiously not mixing...) Anyhow. It's still using water, so maybe it's just a water pump leak? I did a dry and wet compression test today and go these results...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, advice would be appreciated before I spend potentially lots of money:confused:. I have a Saab 9-3 arc 2.2 tid 2003 145000 miles, which is producing excessive amounts of sooty black smoke. My initial thought was another egr valve, so I have replaced it. Still the problem remains, I also have...
  3. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi. My friend filled up his 2.2 Turbo Diesel the other day with Shell V Power and on the way home from the garage the engine management light came on and it went into slow safe mode. He has since topped it up with Tesco Diesel and it now drives totally normal, power the same etc except the...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi. My friend filled up his 2.2 Turbo Diesel the other day with Shell V Power and on the way home from the garage the engine management light came on and it went into slow safe mode. He has since topped it up with Tesco Diesel and it now drives totally normal, power the same etc except the...
  5. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    How sooty should the exhaust tail pipe be on a 2.0t The turbo bit the dust a few months ago (luckily?? it didn't happen at high speed and I hardly drove it once I'd seen the tell tale puffs of smoke). Since then (being paranoid) I've kept an eye out for smoke from the exhaust. but haven't seen...
  6. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    hi all thanks to the couple of people that tried to help .anyway david you could be right with i a c unit,i did a test on my volvo 480 took off electric plug engine nearly died .on the 9000 there is no difference revs stil @1100ish so will get another unit.thanks martin (nitram).....
  7. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    hi all thanks to the couple of people that tried to help .anyway david you could be right with i a c unit,i did a test on my volvo 480 took off electric plug engine nearly died .on the 9000 there is no difference revs stil @1100ish so will get another unit.thanks martin (nitram).....
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