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  1. C900 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I'm planning a 2.0T build with a 2.1 head and intake. What are the best cam options? Any dos and don'ts? Also, is a 2.0 head on 2.1 short block a viable option, either NA or turbo? Would minor porting, i.e gasket matching and opening runners a bit (without involving a flow bench) make much...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Im working on a 2005 SAAB 9-3 2.0T Cabrio. Originally I would drive it and it would run fine until I take it on the highway then it goes into limp home mode, and throws a throttle code. so I replaced the throttle and it did nothing, then I replaced the MAF and it did nothing. then randomly a few...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So since the beginning of winter last year (2021), my fuel mileage has gone from a consistent 22-24mpg to about 14-16mpg At that time last winter my mpg had dropped to about 17-18. I called my mechanic to see if it was something that could easily be fixed before I have to go back to school and...
  4. Cars for Sale - North America
    2003 Saab 9-3 Vector (Aero in '04). 2.0 Turbo. 6 speed manual. Clean car, inside and out. 2 keys, clean title. 193,670 miles. Completely stock except for lowering springs, painted wheels and a poly urethane engine mount. I'm the second owner. Car got every 30k service with synthetic oil changes...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Good evening guys, I might sound stupid but I can't seem to find an adapter or anything so that I could run a oil temp sensor off the oil pan nut. Basically I wanna be able to watch my oil temps so I know when its safe to run her a little harder, If it helps I think the lug size is 14 x1.5 If...
  6. Cars for Sale - North America
    Name: Paul Location: Greer/Greenville SC Means of contact: PM Price: $4500 Description: Selling my ’07 SAAB 9-3 2.0T Anniversary. This car has the hard to find six speed manual and comes with a clean title and 137k miles. Vehicle runs and drives beautifully and has had a boatload of...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2008 Saab 9-3 2.0t automatic sedan My car has had the thermostat, the thermostat housing and the temperature sensor replaced and its been pressure tested in the cooling system without any leaks. It has a parking heater which is disconnected and doesnt work. My issue is that the car is losing...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Need to get a new door for my 2008 Aero and I found one off of a 2010 2.0T. Would they fit the same? Thanks
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I bought my 2003 linear 9-3 about 8months ago when i bought it i had to replace the ecu and valve cover gasket. After valve cover gasket was replaced about 3 months of me owning it i was leak free, car drove like a beauty, Now that was about 5 months ago the valve cover was replaced and now its...
  10. Cars for Sale - North America
    2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T Rare 60th Anniversary Fusion Blue Metallic Name: Michael Location: Minneapolis, MN Means of Contact: Reply to post, then SAAB Central PM’s Price: $1,450 Description: For sale is my 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T with the rare 60th anniversary package in Fusion Blue metallic with...
  11. Cars for Sale - North America
    SAAB 9-3 2.0T manual 5 speed List of new parts includes: -Set of winter tires, one season of use -Rebuilt Vacuum pump and hoses -Rear Brake pads and disks -LED fog lights -Recent oil change Car is in great shape, I am the second owner, no leaks from the engine at all. No check engine light, and...
  12. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had a small oil leak from the vacuum pump on my 07 9-3. Ordered those RKX o-rings and attempted to rebuild it. I took it apart cleaned it up as good as it was going to get and installed those 2 new o rings with a very thin coating of Vaseline. Slapped it back together and I didnt have a torque...
  13. My 9-3SC 2.0T

    The car was owned by the ocean for most of it's life before migrating down to Pennsylvania, but surprisingly no rust. It's had it's fair share of Saab-ish-ness though. Coils Ionization Module Strut Mounts Door Seals Vapor Barriers I used this as my daily until I traded my 2006 VW Passat for a...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So this is my first saab (2006 9-3 2.0T) and recently i bought a “stage 2 aggressive ecu” off a 2004 9-3 Aero on ebay (#55569738) and had it programmed to my car at a local shop thst works on saabs. After it was programmed i still had a cel and code was p0300 for a random misfire my guess was...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, My name is Grant and I have a love hate relationship with my 2009 Saab 93 2.0T XWD 6 spd. Also I'm based out of Newfoundland. It's a small rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It's kind've like Hawaii but not warm and not at all like Hawaii.
  16. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, I am new to the Saab Central and to Saab stories all together... lol I am a big ecotec fan and picked up a 2010 9-3 2.0T for $3k, 227k miles but one owner and garage kept. Anyway when i first got it (Jan 2019) I noticed if i held the peddle down in high gear (when i have should been...
  17. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Owned a 2008 Combi since new with 127k with one, maybe two small engine oil leaks (5cm/2in each night). Thought it was coming from the dreaded oil sensor in the sump. Had silicone sealed that for the last 15k but the oil on the driveway continued. Finally gave up last week and paid to drop...
  18. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Car: 2006 Sportcombi 2.0T Issue: Wednesday, I get into my car to head to work and it starts up fine. I forgot my wallet, turn off car after it had been running for about 2 mins, and run inside. When i come back out and start it up, a crazy shaking occurs from engine bay and my tailpipe is...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone, First off I would like to say this is my first post here and that is only because of all the help from the members of this great community. That being said my beloved 2005 Linear with 175000 miles has been giving me issues across the board, but I'll be specific to this one...
  20. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Im looking at the WIS and im just not sure about what they mean when it says "5-fit the guide bearings"?? Are those the caps or something else?? Just wanting to confirm if its 7ft lbs or 16ft lbs ?? Also need to replace one of the cam cap bolts, I found this part which seems to be right...
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