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  1. 1st Time Saab Owner - 2001 9-5 2.3t - The Journey So Far

    New Member Introductions
    So, I have started my journey into the world of Saab! As a bit of background, I'm a commercial/instrument pilot that works in aviation engineering at Garmin, so I'm completely aircraft obsessed. Because of that, I quickly noticed aviation influences when I started looking into Saabs, and fell in...
  2. Wazee Billet Pulley 2603 Bearing Replacement source?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I have a little over 60k on my Wazees Billet Idler Pulley ( The Wazees website says it uses a standard 2603 Bearing (use snap ring pliers, then replace bearing). Where can I procure a replacement bearing, and is there a particular size or variant I should use? I...
  3. Metal In Oil

    9-5 Workshop
    I changed my oil this past weekend and upon pouring the old oil in a container to recycle I noticed a fair amount of metal in the bottom of the tray. My car is a 2003 9-5 aero with under 70k. I have regularly changed my oil and kept up with all maintenance. I hope it is not my engine bearings...
  4. GM part # 12591092 fit B207?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi! Can anyone confirm if 12591092 main bearing fit our b207's? It seems like the rod set, 12591093 is the same on several ecotecs. However the main bearing # according to epc is 9194163. For some reason the SAAB # is like four times more expensive.
  5. Re Engine overhaul ?

    9-5 Workshop
    Recently I Trashed an engine due to not changing the oil, yep sludging and two cracked pistons ECT bought a chain kit before I knew the pistons had had it and new breather system and oil pump. Cracked open the engine and found the cylinders scored slightly did the maths on a new set of pistons...
  6. 01 Saab 9-3 Wrist Pin/Connecting Rod?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2001 Saab 9-3 Turbo Base 2.0 DOHC 80,000 miles on engine Test drive; good. Buy car; good. Fuel up with 87 octane gasoline at 20 miles. 20 miles later in heavy traffic, noticed a distinct, metallic knock. We're now at 40 miles since purchase. ~100 miles, I suspect pre-ignition and add...
  7. Bearing problems

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I need both clarification and suggestions. I have a 2001 9-3. She stopped running while idling in a parking lot and would not turn back on. Power was fine but the engine didn't turn over at all. The garage says that broken bearings* are the cause of the problem and that he will take off the oil...
  8. HowTo: Replace Main and Rod Bearings w/ Engine IN the Car

    9000 Workshop
    There are two people looking for this information, so I will just make this writeup it's own thread to aid finding it in the future. [b] This writeup applies to replacing the main and rod bearings in any transverse-engined SAAB 4-cylinder, 9000, NG900, 9-3, and 9-5, and pretty much any other...