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  1. Blown turbo

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi Saab Central I´m new to this site but figured it´s just the right place to get some much needed guidance for my 2002 Saab 9-3 2.0T aut. What happened: About a month ago I was driving home and the turbo decided to fail. It sent all the engine oil to the cylinders and as you can imagine the...
  2. 2000 9-5 Aero - #1 Piston rings gone?

    9-5 Workshop
    Just found out from our mechanic that they think the piston rings are shot on our 2000 9-5 Aero. No compression in the cylinder and the compression stroke is almost blowing the oil filler cap off. They are quoting $1680 in labour for an engine swap, plus the cost of a used engine. They say...
  3. Compression test before modding?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Im going to be doing a TD04 swap soon and a tune on my 04 Linear, and one of my buddies suggested I do a compression test before modding. Is anyone here familiar with comp.tests on our cars? It has just over 100,000kms (60k miles) and all the maintenance is done on time... do you guys think it...
  4. tracking down loss of oil in 81 turbo 8V

    C900 Workshop
    As some of you will recall, I completely replaced the engine oil cooler lines and the oil filter housing to stop a fairly serious loss of oil from those components a short while back. I have been carefully monitoring the engine bay to see if I figure out where other oil leaks are occuring but...
  5. No Compression in #2 cylinder

    9-5 Workshop
    I don't know if anybody can help me with this but I figured I'd ask. I recently rebuild the 2.3L in my 2000 9-5. I used the stock block (which the previous owner blew up the #4 piston in) and a used cylinder head from an 02 which had thrown a rod on #3. I was assured the head was good and it...
  6. SAAB's research in Variable Compression Ratios

    The Lounge
    Do any of you know anything about this? I was reading the newest issue of Motor Trend (June 2009) and on page 30, there is an article about variable compression ratios (VCR). I quote part of it here: Saab took a swing at VCR in 2000 with a wacky hinged-block concept. The cylinders and the...