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Hi,

I purchased the car a week ago from a Trader and don't remember any issues when test driving the car.

Its a 2008 MY2009 with 108k miles on the clock but a full saab history and serviced 1000 miles ago.

It ran out of fuel 2 mins after leaving the forecourt so not sure if that's related.

I've been driving the car a week and haven't really gone over 3000rpm or 80mph.

First time I noticed a problem was when I accelerated hard and the revs hit 3000rpm.

The car accelerates really well with full boost and then stalls and splutters at 3000rpm in every gear.

The boost doesn't drop and I have no warning lights on.

Just doesn't like going over 3000rpm

Any ideas ?

Simon F
 

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Sounds like it is in limp/get you home mode - this happens to prevent damage to the engine. Could be related to you running out of fuel. You will need to get it reset. Suggest you get the garage that serviced it to.
 

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Where are you based Simon? I've got a great Saab tech I can recommend near Runcorn. As Zohan says get it to a garage - or find a good indie with a Bosch or OBC reader and see if there are any error codes. Might be worth seeing how saturated your DPF or EGR valve is.

Any warranty with the trader? Try taking it back to them as well.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I've added some injection cleaner into the fuel and have booked it into the nearest specialist.

I live in nottinghamshire and bought the car from a trader in blackburn.

So unless its expensive I'll avoid going back. I wouldn't have expected a great response from the trader as he didn't tell me about the missing navigation dvd either.

SAAB haven't got any in stock so i've back ordered one for £289!

Should have a nice car once I'm past these niggles......
 

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Thanks for the replies. I've added some injection cleaner into the fuel and have booked it into the nearest specialist.

I live in nottinghamshire and bought the car from a trader in blackburn.

So unless its expensive I'll avoid going back. I wouldn't have expected a great response from the trader as he didn't tell me about the missing navigation dvd either.

SAAB haven't got any in stock so i've back ordered one for £289!

Should have a nice car once I'm past these niggles......
Might be able to help you with a nav DVD :)

also if you fancied a trip to Yorkshire i could plug my diagnostic tool in and read your codes.
 

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I'm surprised the engine light hasnt come on tbh, if your trying to clean the engine with additive use Forte it's highly recomended.

Might be worth you buying an OPCOM off ebay and see if there are any error codes - it will tell you how saturated your DPF is and will let you do a manual DPF regen.

Off topic - I'm well impressed with the stats the OPCOM has given me so far - interesting to see how much torque is being requested when you floor it. e.g 400nm torque at 2100revs, 385nm produced.
 

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Off topic - I'm well impressed with the stats the OPCOM has given me so far - interesting to see how much torque is being requested when you floor it. e.g 400nm torque at 2100revs, 385nm produced.
How? i have an OPCom but i cannot see everything because it doesnt have my car listed.
 

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The car has started to improve a little now it goes to 4000 rpm in 1st - 3rd then struggles in the higher gears spluttering still.

Starting to look a bit like dirty injectors maybe. I'll find out Thursday when it goes to the garage.
 

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The car has started to improve a little now it goes to 4000 rpm in 1st - 3rd then struggles in the higher gears spluttering still.

Starting to look a bit like dirty injectors maybe. I'll find out Thursday when it goes to the garage.
It probably is due to you running out of fuel - i imagine it has forced all the dirty dregs through (saying that, the fuel filter should have caught it - or perhaps it's fuel starvation under load due to filter blocked?).
 

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Typically the morning i went to the garage the injector cleaner had worked it's wonders. the car drives fine now.

The garage wanted to do a regen but couldn't as there were some fan error codes.

Back next week to get the wiring fixed and the regen done.

Looking better already though my mpg on my commute has shot up to 57 mpg from 49 mpg
 

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I used STP Diesel Injector Cleaner.

Not sure if that is any better than others but it seemed to work well...
STP is excellent stuff - the only way to improve on it is to use their full fuel system cleaner, instead of the stuff that only cleans the injectors.
 
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