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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So probably for about 2 weeks now I've had this issue on start up. If I let it idle for too long, the engine will stop. It also did shake on startup the first few times it started doing this for about 15 seconds. After running for about 2 minutes, the smoke does not continue to expel. I am not...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Sorry if this is the wrong forum or if this has been posted before, I haven't found any posts that answer my question I found two 2008 Saab 9-3 Aeros (GCC spec) and one has a photo of under the hood and the engine says SAAB turbo, but neither have a boost gauge inside. I noticed that images of...
  3. Chat
    Hello guys, I’m after some much needed advice if possible please. I have blue smoke coming from exhaust after about 20 mins of driving car. If I stop and turn ignition off then start the car again it goes for a short while. Can also smell a burning smell when the smoke starts. Have been told it...
  4. Chat
    Hey, does anyone have any thoughts on a 2008 SAAB 9-3 V6 Turbo Aero saloon. Thanks in advance.
  5. New Member Introductions.
    Hello to everyone. I have a 2005 saab 9-5 arc sedan.just installed turbocharger. My problem is the oil feed line banjo bolt.i can't find a wrench or tool to fully tighten the banjo bolt and as a result I have an oil drip down onto the top of oil filter.i used an 11/16 wrench to tighten the bolt...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Bad month for my car...:mad: New oil pump Breakdown on motorway because of dirty throttle body Now dead turbo? After having replaced my oil pump I found the engine was whining a bit and I put it down to the new oil pump. It is very difficult to locate where the sound comes from but it is...
  7. Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Wanted. 93 Turbo X chunky steering wheel. Must be in good condition.
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi everyone, I've just bought a Turbo X manual wagon which I am veeeeryyy pleased with but I have one little annoying thing going on and that is a squeak/creak from the front seems like LHS when driving. I'ts an eee-e-e-e-eee-e-e-eeee-ee type noise (said fast!) it happens when driving ordinary...
  9. New Member Introductions.
    Hello Everyone, My 2007 Aero Convertable's rear view mirror is losing it's silvering around the edge, and whilst this doesn't effect the view rearwards clarity wise, it does look a bit tatty. Recently I had cause to visit a SAAB recycler for a battery cover and found Auto dimming mirrors of the...
  10. New Member Introductions.
    Hi all, haven't got a Saab yet but will be looking at getting a 9-3 2.8 around 2006 year. My question is anything common on these to look out for or pay attention to when viewing? Also what are parts like to source in UK? Many thanks, Jake!
  11. New Member Introductions.
    'Have long been coveting the 9-5 HOT aero's. I had 900's years ago and am pleased to to have found an old jalopy of a 9-5 now which will require a bit of tinkering with. Moving house in he new year and I'll have a garage! Yay!
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi I’m very close to buying a 2008 9-3 turbo x manual sportcombi is there anything I should watch out for? It’s got 98,000miles Thanks heaps!
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all My ttid only boosts to middle of the gauge now and is missing power like the big turbo is being bypassed. No obvious leaks so my best guess at the moment is the boost control solenoid for the big turbo is not working, meaning the waste gate is open (by default)? Question is which of the...
  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Just become the owner of a high mileage 1991 2.3 Carlsson manual gearbox with TCS. When I got it the turbo was burning a little oil but still boosted OK.....I've had it a week and last night the boost stopped working.........it wont go beyond the yellow and is as flat as the perverbial...
  15. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Anybody into auto scavenging will find a met. green one ripe for the picking!
  16. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I just bought a 96 2.0 CSE, and after having it for 2 days, the turbo has gone out. The car drives fine, albeit a little sluggish, but other than that, there are no indications of a problem. The boost gauge is inop, so that doesn't help. Any suggestions on trouble shooting this? Thanks.
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    hi all ive just seen that my in dash turbo gauge stays on the edge of the yellow when the engine is off ...? vac leak or gauge sticking
  18. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I know the answer really - but since I'm in a hurry to repair it, any opinions gladly received. The story tonight...worsening misfire on the way home. No1 plug oiled up. Replaced plugs and fitted spare DI unit...just got it fired up when smoke from turbo area under the bonnet.....oil dripping...
  19. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    My 96 Aero ( manual ) has started to make a sort of high pitched screech when i start to accelerate hard and am well in boost. I am certain that the noise is from the Turbo and it sounds more like an air leak than anything mechanical. The car still feels fit and i cant see any loose pipes after...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Can someone tell me for certain if the 2.3 LPT and FPT 9000's (NON AERO) use the T25 Turbo. Someone said they use a T3 fitment but i was under the impression it was a T25 and not a T3. Also if these models do use a T25 what is the normal A/R figure on both the exhaust housing and the outlet...
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