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  1. Power steering fluid recommendations

    9000 Workshop
    Q.E.D.
  2. B207 cheap coil packs!!!!!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    . used OEM is better than new chiwanese crap imho. On the OEM LK9 coil packs I have never seen a failure but the aftermarket ones are good for five minutes. The 9-5 is a little more complex but the story is the same. Genuine OEM good. The rest crap
  3. Power steering fluid recommendations

    9000 Workshop
    Not to start a huge e fight because I don’t give a rats etc but kinematics tell A different story. Whatever
  4. Replacing the Strut mount

    9-5 Workshop
    Absolutely you can. I bought my compressors decades ago cheep on eBay. Had to dress the hex nuts on them but they work find keep threads greased. But the alternative I offered isn’t risky with a proper floor jack. Just not easy. Like a spring compressor
  5. Replacing the Strut mount

    9-5 Workshop
    I agree BUT. IF you support the lower control arm with a jack , undo sway bar drop link and preload the control arm and spring strut assembly with the jack to trim height you can then remove the upper strut mount top plate. Then undo the strut shaft nut and remove it Then replace the upper...
  6. Not getting up to temp after thermostat

    9-5 Workshop
    Wow. I think recalibrating is a bit extreme. It’s a simple answer once the problem is determined and I bet it’s not Saab OEM calibration lol
  7. Clutch Saab 9-3NG

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Google your stuff And Inform yourself. If CSC there will be fluid driping out of the bell housing. If master it will drip down the clutch pedal area. Or whatever else. Get a strong light cleAn stuff off look hard clean stuff well top up reservoir drive look again
  8. Rear shock replacement: what to buy?

    9-5 Workshop
    The lower bolt does not need to be replaced. +2!on Bilstein. Like no other. The biggest issue will be upper bushings and hardware for the upper shock shroud. The lower zinc washer is discarded with bilstein. Spacer must fit Bilstein body it’s slight larger in diameter than OEM shock. I have a...
  9. My Norwegian Saab 9-5 Estate Project

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    gee I have a lot on photobucket and I pay annually...have to look and see if all is ok. With the revised Saab central I no longer need photobucket to upload pictures to the posts...I just do it from my iPhone, Life is good.
  10. Fuel line leak at rail.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    3/8! Is the most prevalent. There are 5/16 on some cars for evap hoses I can’t remember on my Saab 9-5 we went out of our way to disconnect the minimum. Somebody said 1/4 but I can’t recall running into that
  11. So I got a CEL first ever in 235,000 km

    9-5 Workshop
    https://www.autoecu.com/saab-93-95-throttle-body-removal-instructions-and-limp-home-reset/
  12. Aditive for Engine B201 H 8v

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    Agreed x 2
  13. Clutch Saab 9-3NG

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Agreed
  14. Fuel line leak at rail.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    3/8 on the fuel rail blue quick disconnect tool
  15. Fuel line leak at rail.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet,2006,cobalt,2.0l+l4+supercharged,1431996,fuel+&+air,fuel+rail+o-ring,6264
  16. Fuel line leak at rail.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    It’s not just sn o ring there is a composite washer as well. Buy the cobalt 2005-2007 SS /LSJ fuel line seal kit.
  17. So I got a CEL first ever in 235,000 km

    9-5 Workshop
    It said throttle body Merry Christmas to me. Dec 23. I did do extensive diagnostics. Finger was pointed at TB. That’s not always the case. The symptoms were ( other than the code ) high idle flare to 3000 rpm on start up thrn almost immediately dropping to 2000 rpm then 1100 rpm high idle...
  18. Lets see those 9-5s post them up

    9-5 Workshop
    9-5 is a SAAB. Not for everyone. That's a good thing. Well made...
  19. How long should we run radiator / heater hoses?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    EDT which hose let go on your car on the 115 that day? sooo long ago lol
  20. Not getting up to temp after thermostat

    9-5 Workshop
    No. Head from Upper radhose. Radiator from ditto. I use two hoses
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