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  1. Looking to boost leak test

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Any one know the size of the inlet for the turbo? Looking to grab a kit off ebay so I can strap it around the opening.
  2. 93 Aero TTiD no small turbo

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So my 93 has no real power up till 3K rpm and then the big 'un kicks in and then it kicks hard. I'm guessing the small turbo is not working ... but why ? To start off, the small turbo is up high, big turbo down low ... right ? First off there are no fault codes logged. I can find no boost...
  3. 2008 Performance issues. Please help!

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey everyone! I am going to apologize in advance for the really long post.. I just want to give as much information as I possibly can! My car: 2008 9-5 2.3t 188K miles I have been having really bad issues with performance/boost. I used to be able to put the pedal on the floor and the car...
  4. 2000 Viggen turbo boost weak.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    hello Saab Central, been a while since my last post/question... i guess that is a good thing. anyway i am seeking opinions on why my Viggen just doesn't have the same level of turbo boost as it used to. i cant get the boost needle into the red. the turbo still works for the most part but i am...
  5. Weird Turbo Noise / Extremely Low Boost

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey recently after driving on my car hard I have experienced a problem with the turbo. I drive a Saab 2005 9-5 Aero and the car used to be pretty fast, all I have done to it is an open air intake with a K&N High Flow Filter on it. But now the turbo makes an extremely loud screaming like noise...
  6. Headlight switch relocation

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've been lurking and searching and pulling whats left of my hair out trying to make my idea work. Heres the scoop: I'm installing a boost gauge in the stock headlight switch location. That's the easy part. The hard part is, I want to be able to switch my headlights on and off. My plan so...
  7. Slow off the line

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, Bit of an on going problem with Mum's 9-5 regarding slow acceleration. Basically, it is an intermittent issue where the car will be very sluggish off the line, and only gets moving after roughly 3000 rpm. Once moving along, the slow acceleration is not as noticable, however it is still...
  8. 3" DP - can't get base boost back to spec

    9000 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I added a GS 3" DP sometime ago and have only now gotten around to checking the base boost after installing a calibrated boost gauge. following the procedure here I found that my base boost was only 2-3 psi under full throttle...
  9. og93 wont build boost when rolling on throttle

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm having a problem with my 02 9-3 where it wont build boost properly when rolling on the throttle slowly. The turbo gauge will go a little bit into the yellow and just stay there no matter how long the throttles held. Then if I let off and quickly apply the throttle back to the same position...
  10. Wanna BOOOOOOST!!!!!

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I just recently bought my first Saab. A 2002 9-5 linear wagon. Very nice car. I wanna increase boost in this car for a lil more "go fast".:cheesy: What would be the easiest and cost effective way to do this. The car is bone stock. Would it be as simple as swapping turbos? I've never had a...
  11. Boost questions

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So im not entirely sure my 03 93 se vert is getting proper boost, i just replaced check valve going from valve cover to throttle body (the one just below TB Coolant lines), just to the left of those lines on the TB is another nipple its all by its sefl and nothing is hooked up to it. After some...
  12. Engine misfire under full boost

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi I have been experiencing this problem for a while now. I have a 2004 SAAB 9-3 AERO. In higher gears when accelerating and the car reached full boost, the car will begin to studder. A check engine light has come on and it reads P1312. I replaced my spark plugs with the proper OEM NKGs and...
  13. No boost - advice?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    02 9-3 SE HOT. Daily driver, ~140kmi, Boost gauge wont go above white. No CELs. Only veh ever owned w/ turbo, so this is all new to me. Never had to deal w/ a boost issue until now. Prior events: 1. Appx 2month ago popped a Maf code. cleared. came back. cleaned MAF, no issues or CEL...
  14. HELP - surge? overboost? Unexpected acceleration

    9000 Workshop
    Recently purchased '95 9000 Aero 5spd - wife has been driving as DD. Encountering issue with accelerator sticking (or at least staying down) resulting in unexpected and unwanted acceleration, occasionally from a stop, other times at speed. A quick search indicates potential for vacuum leaks...
  15. First car

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. I'm from CT. I am 17 and have been driving for a while. I do daily drives about 100+ miles. I just got my first car. A 2006 saab 9-3 aero convertible 2.8l v6 6 speed manual. Very well maintained. Clutch never changed. And has 216000 miles on it. Runs like a champ. Plenty of life and lots...
  16. Another boost issue...I'm out of ideas.

    9000 Workshop
    Hey guys! I know, there are plenty of other threads out there, with a lot of things to try. However, I have tried the most things I've read on forums and tips I get from the Saab community (Absolutely love it, by the way :cheesy: ), without solving my problem. Long text, but please bare with...
  17. Aero 2006

    The Lounge
    I recently missed the opportunity to buy a 2006 Aero convertible and, after the fact, discovered that it was the quickest model they made. What made that year so quick and what can I do to make, say a 2007 as quick?:confused:
  18. stock Boost gauge Problems

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2000 9-5 Aero and the boost gauge doesn't work. I haven't really looked around other forums because it's really not that big of a deal to me, but I figured I'd get the car completely error free this summer and decided to take a look at this. Would it be a better use of my time to fit an...
  19. Slight bucking under heavy throttle

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a '99 SE that, whenever i merge on the highway and am under heavy throttle, bucks and seems to have a fueling issue? I go full down on throttle then have to back off and feather to get maximum response and a run void of any drama. i have yet to hear if i am misfiring or any issue related...
  20. Boost pressure guage

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey I'm pretty sure this has been answered before but, I have a 2000 9-5 Aero and my boost gauge for the turbo doesn't move but goes instantly to the red when I accelerate fast. I highly doubt my stock turbo is that good, so what's going on here? Sorry I don't have any more info, the car's...