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  1. Cleaning Oil/Sludge off the Engine

    Auto Detailing & Body Repairs
    Any ideas on how to best clean the engine/engine bay on my '89 900? Lot of oil/oil sludge from a leak in what I believe to be the rear seal.
  2. Advice required - detailing

    C900 Workshop
    I'm hoping somebody can point me in the right direction for a good (and simple) guide on how best to restore bodywork and trim on my 900 Convertible! I've never done anything cosmetic beyond washing and smearing with a bit of wax, and the guides I've found are all pretty light on the 'how to'...
  3. Interior Cleaning

    Auto Detailing & Body Repairs
    I recently came into a SAAB 9-5. The interior was in bad need of cleaning, so I broke out my upholstery extractor and cleaning supplies. Everything is great except for some of the buttons on the radio and ACC. They had a sticky residue, and I have been unable to clean them successfully. I...
  4. Cleaning wheel badges

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    When I picked up my '06 9-3, I thought that the center of my wheels were just black. After reading the forum and seeing pictures of others' wheels, I realized they should have the griffin head on them. I checked a bit closer, and sure enough the griffin head is present, but not readily visible...
  5. Cleaning Headlights

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Just purchased a Turbo X sedan and found the headlights to be quite dirty on the inside, has anyone opened them up yet? How challenging is it?
  6. Baked-on brake dust

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Okay, I'm finally really irritated by the baked-on brake dust on my wheels. I've tried several wheel cleaners (I have not tried Brown Royal since I can't find it locally), a wheel brush, etc. and here is what I have: It was worse when I bought the car but that's as clean as I can get it. Is...
  7. Original location of pistons

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    How critical is it to get the pistons back into their original bores? I am working through a complete rebuild and I am afraid they will get mixed up after being cleaned along with everything else at the machine shop. I really can't find any identifying markings that seperates them like...
  8. Saab turbos and Microlon Engine Treatment

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I was thinking of buying the Microlon engine treatment, which has been used for decades in the aviation mechanics industry, a sort of well-kept secret, I guess. Most auto mechanics don't know about aviation and wouldn't have heard of Microlon, but they have a product for cars too. Apparently...
  9. personal opinions on car care?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I love keeping my car clean I deep clean it atleast once a week right now What do you think (personal opinion) is the best for your car's beauty? I have a black on grey saab 9-3 linear. I use armor-all cleaner for rims and the wet shine armor-all for the tire, I use back to black on my...
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