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Hi everybody. As I mentioned in another thread, I willo be getting a 1991 CS Carlsson auto later this month. The car has SSH upto 75k and it is now at 100k. I will be doing a long trip shortly (2500m),so I would like your opinion on what to do on the car.

I intend to change all fluids,including flushing the auto box.Oh, check the engine mountings as well.

Here's where you come in. Based on your experience, what else should be checked (or replaced)?

Do you think it would be a good idea to take the car to Saab (or a specialist)? Anybody knows what the 100k service involves? And how much it would (roughly) cost?

Thank you in advance.
 

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Welcome to the board Hsolakidis!

I didn't know there was an Auto variant of the CS Carlsson...

Anyway, definately get the car seen by a dealer or specialist. The latter should be a lot cheaper, though I suppose it's finding one in your area. Does anyone know of any good specialists in the Bristol area?

I would have thought the service cost will depend a lot on what has/hasn't been done since 75k miles. Believe a major service would probably be anything from £120 to £175 (more in the South East), but it's all the extras that hurt. My last major service was £460, due to an engine mount, turbo by-pass, and loads of little bits I've forgotton now. Most of the battle is finding a good and trustworthy dealer/specialist.

People tend to change the engine oil every 6000 miles as opposed to every 12000 as per the service schedule. (I change mine every 3000 or less). There are loads of more mechanically minded people on this board than me, who'll hopefully chip in with some advice!

Good luck with the car!

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St. George - the Saab specialist with main dealer prices!

Jamsaab are in Bristol somewhere and have a very good reputation - well worth seeking them out.

Kevin, I think you'll find the service schedule for the turbo specifies a 6000 mile oil change
 

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Originally posted by Julian:
[qb]Kevin, I think you'll find the service schedule for the turbo specifies a 6000 mile oil change      [/qb][/b]
Ah hah - I'm sure the CS 9000's had a 12000 mile interval (must admit to not looking at the manual for my Carly, though it will be more frequent than specified anyway!)
 

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Bit embarrassed because my only other post says the same thing on the Classic 900 board but try The Workshop in Hanham, Bristol.

I have no connection but had the missus' 2.3 LPT serviced there and can't fault them. Check saabtrader for the phone number - I think saabtrader is owned by the same guy. Definitely a complete Saab nut!

If you don't know the car really well get it checked by a pro before a big trip would be my advice.

P.s St George failed to spot a seized wastegate actuator on major service.
 

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>>St. George - the Saab specialist with main dealer prices!
Totally agree with Julian on this.
Also a bit worried as the Finance Director (D.Dodds) assured me on the telephone that he had an invoice for a service and 40 point check from the St Geo Saab workshop when I bought my last car from them a year ago. Having got home and checked the car it obviously had not had the oil changed or a service! I suspect the Finance director was pulling a flanker, but it does raise a question re. the workshop. (They sell reasonable priced cars though, as far as dealers go).

I have used The Workshop, Hanham, and was very pleased with their quality of service.

Also, there is an ex-Saab dealership in Clifton called the Blue Triangle Garage, who still do servicing and mechanical work for their Saab clientel.

Plus, Ecconomy Saab based in Shirehampton have a workshop.

Personally, I would go for The Workshop Hanham, who are competitively priced, and Saab specialists. I live in S-Wales and use them as my best option for a Saab 'stamped' service, etc.
 

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A 102k mile service for a '98 9000CSE (2l ECO) cost me £209 on 15th Oct 2001 with The Workshop (Hanham), and included:

- Eng Oil + Filter
- Fully Synthetic Oil 5W50(Vavlolene)
- Fuel Filter
- Trans (Auto box) Filter
- ATF Dexron II Fluid (Auto Box)
- Rad coolant

I also supplied an air filter, and requested plugs not changed as they were only 10k miles old.
Not sure if the Carlsson requires any other items changed.
 

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Thank you everybody for your prompt replies. Before I started this thread, I had the workshop guys in mind, as I have bought varius parts from them in the past and they were always very helpful. I recommend them to everyone. I'll let you know how it goes after the service.
 
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