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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hey folks. Collected my newly purchased 9-5 Aero yesterday, and have discovered an oil leak. Its on the drivers side of the engine (rhd). The subframe had oil all over it and so did the sump. I've noticed oil around the top of the engine as well. Is there anyway I can tell where its coming...
  2. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Just noticed on my recently purchased aero,that many of the early oil changes where made with semi-synth,although the oil changes have been made every six thousand miles.My pride and joy has 71k on the clock,should I get this sorted immediately.Thank you for any help.Oh yeah its a 93 coupe 2001
  3. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi I have an 02 105K on the clock 9-3 Aero convertible and today when I was cornering hard the oil light flashed on, I tried it again on the same corner and it seems to be consistent. Should I be worried? the car has a FSH and I've recently had an oil and filter changed (fully synth) It...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My 2001 3 litre petrol auto has just passed the MOT with no advisories which is good news and the third year in a row with no issues. My slight concern relates to the emission results, most seem fine and well within limts except for one. Results were: Natural idle: CO 0.01% (max 0.3%) Fast...
  5. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi I looked at a 900 today which was in pretty good condition and had very little rust apart from the engine bay which had quite a few rust spots dotted about, including the beams running along the base on the bay. I havnt heard of this being a common saab problem and wondered if it is something...
  6. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Bought the car some two weeks ago with the dent. And ive already got the same quote from two different places to fix it + two small rust scratches. Both places said that just filling it in would not look pretty, considering the car overall shape. so they recommended painting up from the...
  7. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi guys New to the forum and new to saab ownership. Bought a 900 2.0 Turbo Convertible at the weekend 113k almost a full service history needs a bit of tidying but everything else seemed fine ..or so I thought Drove it to work this morning and it was the first time I had started and driven...
  8. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Filled the 9000 up today right to the brim with petrol. When I got home one of my neighbours pointed out a strong smell of petrol. I looked under the car and there seemed to be a slight drip coming from underneath the car.I've just been out again and it's nearly stopped. I presume there is a...
  9. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Guys : Sorry to hog things a bit (you know what it's like when you get a new car & know nothing)... Just bought a '97 9000 Aero, FSSH with 50k on the clock. Took it to the local main dealer for a precautionary 6k oil change plus minor bits... They've reported that the auto transmission...
  10. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Guys : Sorry to hog things a bit (you know what it's like when you get a new car & know nothing)... Just bought a '97 9000 Aero, FSSH with 50k on the clock. Took it to the local main dealer for a precautionary 6k oil change plus minor bits... They've reported that the auto transmission...
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All, When I bought my 2nd hand 9-5 a few days ago, it came with a service. The car was from a garage that didn't specialise in any particular make, just sold and serviced cars. I remember them mentioning that it had been filled with semi-synthetic oil. Just noticed that the Saab manual...
  12. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi All This is my first post so please be gentle!!! I'm looking to get rid of my '02' Punto turbo diesel and buy a 9-3. I am reading a few reliability horror stories but having owned two almost faultless Fiats I don't always believe the hype. What should I be looking out for and which...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Been checking the car to try to get to the bottom of the lack of performance on my 2.0 lpt airflow and lo and behold the rod actuating the wastegate on the turbo was off ! Great thought I, remove heatshield for easier access and simply re-attach. Now here is my problem, the link bit...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My wife's new 2003 9,5 Estate has left a puddle of clean oil on the garage floor after just 1,000 kilometres. I suspect it may be (automatic) transmission oil. I'm a little freaked by this as I have had two 9,3 cabriolets and never had even the slightest problem with either. I'll take it into...
  15. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi All. after trawling through the posts, it has become apparant that the gearbox has given some concerns ( more than most) Now im worried, does this mean that my gearbox will die big time?? what is this whine like? high pitched loud soft intermittant? i can drive in all gears, and can...
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