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After 4 months of finding a new gearbox, my car is back on the road.

While it was in the garage it under went a service, and some minor adjustments. I got Rowan (South East Saab) to re-torque the chassis as he had to Peter's car, what a difference, I mean this is such a noticeable difference, that I urge you all to have it done.

It has transformed the road holding of the car, Ok so it is still a long way of an aero, but then this is just an old cruiser at heart.

Just as some evidence, if anyone knows M25 junction 5 Anti-clockwise, which turns on to the A-21, it is a 180 degree clip road, which tightens near the end, the car used to go round at approx 54 mph, but now will merrily go round at 66 mph, it may not sound like a big increase, but you can defiantly feel it.

Also coming from a 3.0 V6 Griffin that I have been driving the last few months, the turbo is just so much more responsive, and is just so much quicker. So glad it is back.
 

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Great to hear you have your mota back .

Very interested to hear what you say about re torquing the chassis. Do you know what is involved and whether this is something that a relative novice with a torque wrench and a list of Haynes manual torques could do? Is it a question of slightly loosening all the chassis bolts so that the car 'settles', and then going round re tightening? Or was it just a case of testing each bolt individually to check that it was tightened to atleast the specified torque?

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Kev
 

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Sounds good. I've got a 10 year old Aero, and following on from Kev would be interested in the idea of tightening everything up. So, does anyone know if there is a simple guide out there somewhere showing where all the relevant chassis bolts are? Or can I just get under the car and tighten everything I can see!

cheers,

Ben.
 

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I am not technically minded so I have no idea what he actually did to it, but on my old 1991 2.3 turbo it made a huge difference.

I have just spoken to Rowan, he said that basically in an easy way for me to understand ! The sub frame on the 9000 is separate "not sure what from" and there are lots of bolts that hold it together, they are prone to creaking under un-even surfaces and normally he just tightens up the front sub-frame and suspension bolts, unless requested. He torques them to what he knows, i.e he has done this so many times he knows how tight.

Sorry if this is not a lot of help to all you DIY specialists but Rowan said anyone can call him on 01892 529000, but bear in mind he is always busy !
 

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My aero is making some nasty clicky noises now. Probably 11 years of abuse on the road, but it was a little worrying at goodwood on Saturday.

Turns out that everything is poly'd except the front front lower mounts, and these are allowing the sub frame to move forward and backwards about 3-4mm....both sides....

Andrew
 

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Have you got the front frame bushes in poly, mine needed doing last year when I had the ARB bushes done, there was a lot of play and probably the reason why my car had so much torque-steer. I guess you'll just need to get it over a pit or on ramps to have a good look at the underside, see whats coming adrift.

Hopefully it just needs tightening up!
 
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