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  1. Oil dripping onto cat SMOKE!!

    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. Exhaust smell thread

    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. P0420, Sluggish, Bad MPG's on 2002 Arc

    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. Which cat?

    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. Melted cat causing bad gas mileage?

    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. Wanted: Need a Downpipe / CAT for my 99 9-3 CV

    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. Custom 3" Turbo-back Exhaust...

    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. JT 3" Exhaust

    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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