SaabCentral Forums banner

boost gauge

  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi...I could use advice diagnosing troublesome intermittent failure of dashboard instruments in a '98 SAAB 900SE Turbo 5-door. The symptoms are: Turbo boost gauge on dashboard fails intermittently for weeks, then stops altogether. Months later, highway driving, depress hydraulic clutch pedal...
  2. 9000 Workshop
    Boost Gauge Issue: Boost gauge is not working stay in the straight up positon. Turbo still works. thinking the hose has come loose. Ignition Issue: Car starts but the dash light do not come on for a few seconds after I turn the key to on. When I turn the key it takes some cranks before the...
  3. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Just a little bit of background: About a year ago, I got a BBS stage 1 tune flashed onto my ECU on my '00 9-3 SE. I also have the R hose to the EVAP system pulled off the BCV and plugged. I have been running like this for a while. The problem is that occasionally under WOT, it will build a...
  4. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Three unrelated questions: - Does anyone know if it is safe/unsafe to use Seafoam engine cleaner on my NG900 Turbo? A friend of mine suggested using it 400 miles before my oil change (coming up at 100k!) by pouring 1/3 in the gas tank, 1/3 in the engine, and 1/3 in the crankcase. Thoughts? - In...
  5. 9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    i am starting to upgrade my 2003 saab 9-5, so far i have put a after market intake on it and i was interested installing a manual boost gauge, but i wasn't sure what set up i should use.
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys- I have a '97 900SE turbo automatic and last night the turbo just died while it was in use driving up a mountain pass. It just lost acceleration and the boost needle would go to the very top of the yellow but it wouldn't transition into the orange. I tested it again later, and the turbo...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just bought a 2005 9-3 linear and was asking for some suggestions. I just got my ELM 397 tuning interface and was wanting to do some tuning of my own. I also have a HBC boost controller and was wondering if some of you could post some pics of your boost gauge installs? Also are there any other...
  8. 9000 Workshop
    I have a 95 2.3L Turbo 9000 and am wondering about the boost gauge. I know it is a small turbo but my boost gauge only moves about a 1/4 inch between highest vacuum and highest boost. Is this normal? Is my turbo bad or is this normal?
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    anyone know of any boost gauges that fit perfectly in the existing headlight switch hole in the dash without having to do any modifications?
  10. 9-5 Workshop
    My car: 1999 9-3 turbo 2.0. i installed a boost gauge and i want to know what the vacuum/boost levels SHOULD be. i attached a picture of where i attached the vacuum line for the boost gauge, is this right?
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all, ive been searching for the last hour on any insight as to where I need to "T" the line for a boost gauge install. I have found a walkthrough on both the V6 and the previous model Saabs but none for the 2.0T If anyone has pictures as to where they "T"d theres in that would be great...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Is there any way to get a Boost Gauge to be associated with the black panel button? Thought it might look better that way. Thanks!
  13. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    So I'm installing an A-pillar mounted boost gauge on my ng900 and was wondering what the best way is to run the wires/vacuum tubing from the gauge through the pillar is? Do I just drill a hole in the headlining and run the wires through it, would that still allow enough room for the headlining...
  14. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey I'm installing a boost gauge on my left a-pillar and need to know the easiest place to snake the vacuum tube and wires through the firewall. If you have pics or detailed descriptions of easy locations to do so please do share :) (I think I know where the rubber grommet is but how should I...
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey I'm installing a boost gauge on my left a-pillar and need to know the easiest place to snake the vacuum tube and wires through the firewall. If you have pics or detailed descriptions of easy locations to do so please do share :) I tried searching and found a couple, but couldn't find the...
Top