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  1. C900 Workshop
    Love the car, it reminds of my first car at 16. Anyway, the car seems to have more of an exhaust smell than I'm used to and am wondering if that's due to no catalytic converter and the straight pipe exhaust? No smoke, just a stronger exhaust smell. Thanks!
  2. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi, issues relating this recently bought car have already been featured on this forum. :) One of the issues with the car, is a missing catalytic converter, which I need to pass the gases for the mandatory MOT inspection. One of the past owners has removed and probably sold it, so that's not a...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I recently purchased the BSR Stage 1 upgrade software and PPC for my U.S. Spec 2006 9-3SS 2.0T (F35 gearbox with Quaife). I uploaded the BSR software to my car and synched the PPC with BSR with no issues whatsoever. The problem is that this upgrade has had no noticeable effect on the...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    My turbo blew (blue? heh) too much smoke and wrecked my catalytic converter. I have a TD04 on the way with the needed parts for the upgrade for my linear. I am also going to get a new catalytic converter. I don't want just a down pipe. Can I used the 1999 catalytic converter on my 2002? Will I...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone, a friend of mine has an issue with getting the correct catalytic converter for his 2005 9-3 arc. He ordered one from RockAuto but it did not work. His mechanic said that it looked different then the original one and the check engine light came on again. Can someone please point...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    It looks like I am going to have to replace the catalytic converter on my '94 900 SE Turbo hatchback (189,200 miles). The WIS says to coat the header studs with Molycote 1000; I'm assuming that's so you can undo the bolts again. Any thoughts on a substitute high temp, anti-seize for the Molycote?
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    ... (PN: 88800010) Anyone hear of this? I just had to wait for the new stock to come in. I was told by a tech from thesaabsite.com that Magnaflow was contracted for the replacements, but there was a defect with the first batch that caused it to throw the P0420 code, and they were getting a lot...
  8. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello Everyone! A short version of a long 5 month's story is: Since June 2013, my Saab 95 Aero '06 started to throw P0420 codes, which was generated by a clogged turbo and a worn out CAT, , as the service informed me. Since then the Cat and both O2 sensors were changed, turbo rebuilt, but...
  9. 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...
  10. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I'm wondering if someone can confirm whether this is accurate or not. I recently got the dreaded P0420 reading when the engine light came on. I took the car (2002 Saab 9-5 Arc) to the shop and they performed some tests on it. It has just over 129,XXX miles. They said that they think the...
  11. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello Everyone! I have a 2002 Saab 9-5 Arc V6. Recently the engine came on with the P0420 error code. I took it to the shop to diagnose it and they said that one of the two cats on the car is clogged/has an issue. They quoted $325 for parts and labor. I think I can do it for much cheaper by...
  12. 9-5 Workshop
    Hey all ive been working on my 00' 9-5 Aero in the garage. Its been running extremely lean and has no power, no turbo boost and wont rev the engine over 2,000. The power loss makes it so i am unable to go up hills or drive over 40 mph. Checked TB for LHM. The only codes it has thrown are the...
  13. 9-5 Workshop
    The check engine light has been on my 2002 four cylinder Saab 9-5 linear for a long time (several thousand miles). I just took the lovely car to the mechanic. He told me that I need a new Catalytic converter to the tune of $900. He just read the codes off of the computer and did not even...
  14. 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...
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 99 saab 9 3 red chip car. The car has trouble running when you stop at red lights tops signs or when it is just running in park. It goes down in rpms and almost stalls and does stall sometimes. There is often a heavy odor of rotten eggs when accelerating or when the car almost stalls...
  16. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 99 saab 9 3 red chip car. The car has trouble running when you stop at red lights tops signs or when it is just running in park. It goes down in rpms and almost stalls and does stall sometimes. There is often a heavy odor of rotten eggs when accelerating or when the car almost stalls...
  17. 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...
  18. 9-5 Workshop
    Has anybody tried a water fuel cell in their Saab? I want to hear all about it. Since the new cars use fuel injection, the EFIE (elec. fuel injection enhancer, running between O2 sensor and ECU) is necessary. Plus, since you're electrolyzing water to create a 2:1 mixture of hydrogen to oxygen...
  19. 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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