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Was a bit like that. Far too many man babies around imo.
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Installed the third brake light assembly, and replaced the faded front emblem.
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which garage is that? I'm also in UK.

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Both a long way from you Doug. I'm 'oop north. The one I had the work done at was Saabtec in Glossop. Extremely knowledgeable specialists and very helpful.

The one that acted like a child I'd rather not say. A shame really because I think he's genuinely forgotten more than some mechanics will ever know. But life's too short to deal with divas.
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I hate scope creep.


First, the "trivial" job of making the brightness of the inner taillights same as the outer ones on my wagon ran into some interesting obstacles. I've done a separate post on that.


I pulled the DIC I've been "testing" for half a year, to put back the Rock Auto one. Pulled the plugs, checked gap, all was well. Tightened the gap a smidge and reinstalled.


Front RH foglight....the misfitting one (from a 9-3 with a couple of broken tabs) came out easily enough, but I couldn't get the replacement fog light in without pulling the plastic hose that goes to the air filter housing. That was a struggle to get off, at which point I discovered plentiful rust on the metal snorkel--the plastic fits over the metal; no wonder it didn't want to come off.


I visualized bits of rust being sucked through the MAF and into the turbo, so I dropped the air filter bottom cover. To realize that the plastic hose was the intake to the filter, not the filtered air hose. Anyway, gave the air filter a once-over, and cleaned up the housing as much as possible, including the rust. Could not get the bottom cover to fit again--tried for fifteen minutes before realizing that the little tab at the front of the fender lining, to which the back of the bumper screws, was getting trapped in the gap.


Did not get to running a tap into the front tow eye screw hole. I know it needs to get done, as the tow eye does not want to insert at all. But now I know why there's a mysterious rubber plug in the front cross-member.
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not a shock. Already posted, and as you figured out its pre filter so really a non issue for induction air filtration

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Replaced a dodgy parking sensor yesterday. Cheap as chips off The Bay. And it works! Plus I've got three spares.

I also had the wheels refurbished last week and needed to check that the fitters had got the balancing correct. Very important job which involved me driving a long way very quickly

A couple of cosmetic jobs this week. I've got new decor strips for the side of the windscreen. Both mine have really bad stone chips. Direct from Orio in Sweden for £11-something each.

And I need to paint the disc hubs. New discs on a few weeks ago and they're already showing rust. They're supposed to be genuine Saab and I'm not impressed if they are.
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Parking sensor. Was that the set from Germany?

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You mentioned some from Germany in the other thread didn't you? No, these were already in the UK https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321426649928
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Ever since I picked up the Aero this has been annoying me




The weather/decor strips were very badly stone chipped. Especially the passenger side.

So, a delivery fran Sverige this morning



And 10 minutes either side






Better!
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