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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I still smell coolant even after I took my 2003 SE Vert to a saab mechanic (SAAAB Store in Tampa, FL) to get my head gasket replaced and everything else that goes with that job (head gasket, water pump, thermostat, spark plugs + cassette, coolant flush & oil change); for context I had just...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Guys, I bought this car a few months ago, have put maybe 8,000 miles on it already. At 115k now. I noticed a strange smell when it starts on really cold days. Popped the antifreeze cap off and this is what I have found. What would cause this?? Why are these two hoses here and not connected to...
  3. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello Ladies and Gents. I'm getting close to changing the timing belt and water pump very soon. Found out coolant has been leaking from the water pump and onto the AC compressor. I've heard Saab/GM only approves certain coolant types. Was wondering if there is one with a reddish or orange...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    Within 10 minutes on my way to work in the mornings, my car has white smoke coming out from under the hood. On long interstate trips, there are no issues. The temperature gauge rises to the normal level within a normal amount of time. The white smoke comes up from behind the fan. The coolant...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Let me start by saying that I love my Saab. After the unfortunate demise of my former 2000 9-5 Aero, I shopped around for 6 months before I found this one. For the past three weeks, however, we have had issues that seem to keep compounding. It all began... Husband smells antifreeze outside of...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A message popped up that I was low on coolant. The message went away & hasn't come back. The overflow is about half-full (below the cold line by about an inch or more.) I have tried to figure out what to put in there to top it off. I called Just Saab in Dayton & I was told that the 2001 year...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I moved to a cold climate, colder at least, and saw my low coolant message pop up. I checked the manual, and for coolant it just says "Saab preferred coolant" not sure what the heck that is?? Looked to be the reddish type coolant. I only need a bit. I work in the oilfield and have a lot of...
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