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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So recently my 2003 9-3 2.0t se vert started smoking after warmup from under the hood if sitting still it goes into ac and stinks! I've looked under the hood and i think its coming from back of engine because there's oil allover the cat and its burning off so much I'm losing about allmost a...
  2. The Lounge
    This thread isn't a help my car smells funny post. It's a post for guys to get together and talk about your favorite exhaust smells. I love how catless cars smell. After I removed that cat on my first car I was hooked by the smell. It reminds me of back road cruising and going fast. Plus...
  3. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I wanted to get the community opinion on what course of action I should take. Recently I have been receiving the CEL P0420 code, indicating 'Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)'. The car appears to be more sluggish than usual, even after I clear the code using my OBD...
  4. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    The ECL on my 9-3 has been on for a while now and I finally decided to get the code read in an attempt to get rid of thing. I took the car to a local garage and was told the code is P0420. I did a bit of research on this and the general concensus seemed to be to change the rear o2 sensor. After...
  5. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So another trip to the local Saab mechanic yielded a laundry list of big ticket items. I have been getting terrible gas mileage for quite a while. He tried cleaning the throttle body a while back, and it has a rough idle which was diagnosed as a faulty sensor in the (now clean) throttle body...
  6. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I am looking for a used downpipe / cat for my '99 9-3 CV. Reverting the car back to stock from Stg 3+ and don't want to leave my 3" DP / Cat on there. Name: Catalytic Converter Part Code: 4962072 Description: Catalytic converter for any 9-3 mid '99 (3dr/5dr from VIN# X2020001 on...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    So I have a friend who is able to fab up a stainless steel 3" turbo-back exhaust for me, and I wanted to get some feedback from you guys about some specific questions I have... So you know where I'm coming from, I currently have a stock downpipe mated to a 2.5" catback with NO mufflers or...
  8. 9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi! I'm new to the forum but have read almost all of the posts related to the 9-5. I have ordered a turbo back JT 3" exhuast system (http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=47_53&products_id=713) for my 2000 9-5 aero 5 speed which does not include the catalytic converter. I...
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