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Just found a 9000 carlsson here in NI that I have missed seeing around the place. A lesson perhaps to some, as I was actually searching for one of you, who seeks a whaletail spolier for a 900. (see Quarryeff, there is value in your suggestion. What you sow, you reap.

A bloke near me had owned it from new, (1990 ish) and had had it serviced by saab until he changed for a 9-5 (Estate/BIG 5DOOR [GORGEOUS]), doesn't just drive; it sings and dances as it goes up the road. Anyway, the guy who has the 9000 now is a real sad case cos he specialises in breaking saabs and has her sitting there intact. She has cloth inside (ie no leather) and the DI cassttee(??) and the fuel pump have been removed and there is a NEW turbo on it. he sold it (apparently) coz one of the hoses went and water went everywhere around the engine. she still runs 'like a clock'. The doors are said to be 'shot' (think I know what he means but the rest is fine. She has the BBS alloys on her and I would like you to tell me these wee questions please.

Is it hard to get/expensive to replace the DI cassette or the fuel pump. How expensive are doors, this guy hasn't got any.

How much should I pay. Maybe I'm being ridiculous - he wants £200 and I'm trying for less!

Should there be different alloys on it like the grey and silver aero 16.5 inchers?

He'll stop any further stripping until Saturday so I have time to get your answers first.

Should I look anywhere in particluar for signs of nightmares ahead?

Thanks people.
 

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What a bargain at £200! If he goes any less, he'll be paying you to take it away!

Can't understand why someone who breaks Saabs would do so to a sweet running car, without first trying to sell the engine intact.. unless the engine has a problem.
But you did say he was a sad case!

I would'nt expect to pay more than £130 for a DI pack these days, from the Saab parts specialists frequently referenced on this site.

Never had a problem with 9000 doors, so can't help on the other stuff.
 

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At www.elkparts.com you can find DI casettes for 160 GBP, they also have fuel pumps but I don´t remeber any orientative price. Try to find some other saab breaker to find the doors or ask at a SAAB dealer. Whatever the doors price might be you are paying 200 GBP for your car. How much could they ask for the doors 2000 or 3000 GBP (I don't know which are the prices in UK, I live in Spain).

OK then you will have a 90 9K Carlsson for 3700 GBP.. I think it's a good price. If the other parts are correct I should buy it (I have paid 5500 GBP for my 94 9k Aero)
 

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Thanks guys but hear ye this. Found out a bit more.

The guy who serviced the car for the last two years was an independent saab master technician - MINE. On speaking to him, I found why it has been scrapped - equally as sad as a saab breakers job. I forgot to ask if its a 2.0 or 2.3 so hopefully somone can tell me what years each was made.

The owner gave it to my saab indy guy because it was worth so little and provided that he would scrap it. So my mechanic is unhappy about it going back on the road in case he is perceived to have broken his word and nobody knows where the reg book (V5 to you) is cos it had a cherished plate on it.(!?)

Still, my mechanic who is trustworthy told me that the car is fine apart from the doors and the turbo is not new but replacement s/hand. So I just need to find a way to get the car on the road again - I still need my saab master tech.
 

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I suggest you take great care with this car. The lack of doors worries me. You may be able to source these 2nd hand, but may well find they don't fit particularly well, and are quite difficult to adjust. You'd also have to make sure the door electrics are intact.

You gets what you pays for .........
 

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+If you don't buy it and it is scrapped, I'd be interested in buying the ecu if its a bosche part nos 9119520 / 0280000587. I'd also be interested in buying the air mass meter. I have a seriously mis firing 90 Carly. Tried new plugs but they gunge up after 10 mins and keeps missing. Tried new DI again ok for 10 mins. I'm told it could be a problem with the ecu or air mass meter. Does anyone have a view?

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Thanks for the reply Bambo but I think the air mass meter is different. If you have it can you let me know the part nos and I'll find out the part nos for mine. Also if you don't get the Carlsson, can you let me have the guy's details so I can talk to him about the amm and ecu.

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Bambo, have you spoken to the original owner of the car? Strikes me that this would answer most of your questions - and if the car's a go-er, you could sweet-talk him into letting you put it back on the road.

No V5 is not necessarily a barrier to registration - there are various forms to fill in.

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James
 

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sorry to tell you j.d. part no. on this a m m is 0280212019 not 17 i have tried amm with dif no. and it did not work. sorry. regards zep..oh,i nearly forgot,top of amm has been siliconed,as if its been tampered with
 

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Found out yesterday something new to me. Sometimes when it appears to be the DI that has busted, it actually isn't and some people have then bought another DI. It seems that often it is the lead running to the DI that has packed up so If you have changed your DI and the problem is still there, it might be an idea to test the cable before buying AMM's etc.
 
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