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I've been getting ready to tweak the Aero, it also needs a new clutch, so would probably be worth having a LSD too. So is likely to cost a £2000.

It's just had all new brake pads and disks, mass's of poly etc and runs really well for a 1993 (but all the brake bleed nipples are siezed).

But...

I've seen a 1997 Aero, low miles, for under £6000. Would it be better to chop mine in and tweak a '97 Aero (swap the brakes across etc) or spend the value of mine on upgrades while not increasing it's value?

Andrew

Or I could buy uncles, but it's only got the baby turbo.
 

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About £3.5k to upgrade, gets me

72,000m less
4 years younger
loose the glove box
loose the TCS
loose wood interia.
loose passenger memoryu seat.
Gain adjustable steering column.

Current aero will need caliper work soon (can't change fluid or bleed them) - not good for Anglesey...
Current Aero needs Clutch.
Current Aero has nasty gearboxy noise on over run.

Either way £851 to be spent on Stage 3 kit (easy on '97, not so easy on '93)
Probably not spending £1000 on LSD on '97 unless gearbox work needed (in which case £3.5k would be a lot less!)

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Originally posted by Scaero owner:
[qb]About £3.5k to upgrade, gets me

72,000m less        - a good plus, however we all know how long Saab engines last...
4 years younger     - more a case of how much better the bodywork is, stonechips etc..
loose the glove box   -oops, I couldn't do without mine
loose the TCS       - no bad thing from what I've read
loose wood interia.    - personal taste really
loose passenger memoryu seat.     - again quite a useful thing for us but it depends on your circumstances.
Gain adjustable steering column.    - a must have for us, but we had ours' added by our specialist at a reasonable cost when we bought our '94 Aero. Have you thought of that Andrew?

Current aero will need caliper work soon (can't change fluid or bleed them) - not good for Anglesey...
Current Aero needs Clutch.
Current Aero has nasty gearboxy noise on over run.

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Personally speaking I'd spend a fraction of your £3.5k on the calipers and gearbox/clutch work and have plenty left in reserve for 'fun' upgrades. See you in Wales..

Nick.
 

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Are the bleed nipples seized or snapped?

If they are just seized get the drill out with a conical wire brush attachment on it and clean up the bleed nipple, it will soon clean the rust off so you can see the threads. A few squirts with wd-40. A few squirts then a thrash to get them hot and another dousing can help to.

Then get a socket (8mm if I remember correctly) place it over the bleed nipple then hit it with a hammer to send a shock through the caliper. The try to undo it.

The worst that can happen is the nipple shears so get an easy out tool or similar.

A hammer, drill and gaffa tape will solve any mechanical trouble every time

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I also hate TCS.. however..

Anyone remember the green 9000 with the flaired wheel arches?

That was the fastest lapping car at Goodwood during the abbott trackday.. guess what.. it had TCS/ETS..

Its amazing what a properly sorted car with a good driver can do!
 
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