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One question, in the photo showing the transmission from the front, what is that sensor which has been screwed into the hole for the 5th gear peg and what are you going to use it for?
Its the sensor for the "upshift" dash light fitted on certain markets and MY's of the c900.
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Its the sensor for the "upshift" dash light fitted on certain markets and MY's of the c900.
Interesting! Do you know how it works?
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Interesting! Do you know how it works?
No. I think the sensor is there to see 5th gear. I'm not sure what triggers the dash light but I guess its there to remind drivers to shift gears?
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From what I remember the shift light comes on when you're at the upper range of the economy side of the rpms
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No. I think the sensor is there to see 5th gear. I'm not sure what triggers the dash light but I guess its there to remind drivers to shift gears?
The up shift light signal comes from the ECU. MAF meter tells the ECU the load. The sensor on the tranny see when it is in 5th gear and interrupts the signal so the driver does not see the light come on. If the driver were to see it, they would think "I got no more gears, Stupid engineer..."
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Interesting! Do you know how it works?
It was a fuel economy sop. When engine power, vacuum and rpm were in the range, the light would tell you to upshift for better fuel economy. The 5th gear switch is to break the circuit to the light.
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i still got to get up to your place one of these days and see the saab collection and hopefully buy some parts off you!
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got some more stuff done, decided to go with satin black on the hinges rather than body color, its just easier and the car needs some more black to break up the lime yellow, also secured the intercooler down and figured out the piping and what not. i am going to route it through the bumper so there will be no cutting of the tow hooks, exposed couplers through the grill, and no a/c delete. i figure the smaller intercooler is worth it to have a clean install (for now) and will still be an upgrade since its larger, all aluminum, and front mounted. the piping is 2.5" reducing to 2" for the turbo side and increasing to 2.75 for the intake side. hopefully all the stuff i ordered will do the job i got from siliconintakes. also posted a picture of the gasket between the panels people were asking about. here are some more pictures, still need to modify the bumper but this was just a test fit before i mod it up and paint it. the front grill will be satin black.

still looking for some clear corners, any ideas where i can get some? i also ordered led fender blinker lights that will be tinted as soon as i get them. also ordered a "turbo" barge for the grill as well as some new badges getting made from the old square airplane logo that says saab underneath, but round with a black background instead of dark blue. we'll see if i like them!











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Beautiful work.

I think I got my clear corners (for a 93 9000) from either Eeuroparts or PFS.
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dropped the car off at scanwest to complete the stuff i didn't know how to do and want to attempt. should see it back in a few weeks. hopefully i can get it back early september so i can throw enough stuff together on the inside to bring it back to school with me for the last quarter and work on finishing it off up there.

i see the clear corners on PFS i'll have to order some of those up soon


enjoy this DP photo

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Clear corners are a MUST for some colours of car and yours would look good like that.

The downpipe is pornagraphic!
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That DP looks hot! Is it 3"?

Is it ceramic coated?
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Yeah it is 3" ceramic coated with external wastegate. I agree clear corners are a must!! Ill order them up soon- low on the priority list for now. I love this dp!!!
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getting so close ... and looking better by the day ,

Thank you for the close up on the skirts
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Yeah it is 3" ceramic coated with external wastegate. I agree clear corners are a must!! Ill order them up soon- low on the priority list for now. I love this dp!!!
It is actually 2 1/2" od.
I have the same downpipe. Had to do some modifications due to a flaw in the design. The external wastegate plumbing in over constrained.
http://www.saabrally.com/forums/view...p=22746#p22746

Yesterday I saw your car in person while at Scanwest picking up a part.
I'd have to say an impressive amount of work has gone into this car.

I'm a little bit skeptical about your intercooler choice and placement. Quick glance it looks like you have to add a lot additional bends to get it to route.
Trying not to sound like a jacka55, but I've done three of these now and giving you my opinion.
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It is actually 2 1/2" od.
I have the same downpipe. Had to do some modifications due to a flaw in the design. The external wastegate plumbing in over constrained.
http://www.saabrally.com/forums/view...p=22746#p22746

Yesterday I saw your car in person while at Scanwest picking up a part.
I'd have to say an impressive amount of work has gone into this car.

I'm a little bit skeptical about your intercooler choice and placement. Quick glance it looks like you have to add a lot additional bends to get it to route.
Trying not to sound like a jacka55, but I've done three of these now and giving you my opinion.

i remember reading that thread about the dp fix. i will have to do that once it fails.

hopefully you liked my car @ scanwest!! i dont think it will be done in time for the dyno day or there bbq on the 8th, but i'll be there in my T-X.

i would like to check out your car and have you help guide me a little bit on the ic and turbo stuff as im not much of a mechanic. at this point i just want to get the car back together and be able to enjoy it then upgrade it a little bit more. as for the intercooler i want to keep the a/c and tow hooks so i just thought of routing the piping through the bumper.
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i remember reading that thread about the dp fix. i will have to do that once it fails.

hopefully you liked my car @ scanwest!! i dont think it will be done in time for the dyno day or there bbq on the 8th, but i'll be there in my T-X.

i would like to check out your car and have you help guide me a little bit on the ic and turbo stuff as im not much of a mechanic. at this point i just want to get the car back together and be able to enjoy it then upgrade it a little bit more. as for the intercooler i want to keep the a/c and tow hooks so i just thought of routing the piping through the bumper.
Priority 1 is to get it up and running. It is a project car, so you don't have it get it all done from the get go. Get it running and enjoy it before you get burned out on just working on it.
Bring the turbo X. Run it if you would like. It is an AWD dyno. Right now it is all 900c. Need to mix it up a bit
There are a bunch of ways to skin a cat. You are more than welcome to take a look at mine and ask questions. Sometimes just having an example will spur ideas of your own that fit the goals you have set.
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went up to scanwest at my lunch to check on the progress- the clutch is all buttoned up and the cover is on, the rear brakes are being sorted out. a/c is all hooked up and retrofitted, fuel lines are figured out, downpipe is in, lots of other small details are completed. progress is looking good. got some clear corners from paul in portland!!! as well as my badges i will be using (older saab logo on a black background in the size of the original badges i think 1.75"). here are a few photos of the progress in the engine bay





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Looking good. Like the idea of those dark Saab badges.
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Exactly, where do I find those and how much do they cost?
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