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  1. coolant/antifreeze smell after drive??

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys, i have a saab 9-3 with a 2.0t engine (b207r). I have noticed it smells like coolant/antifreeze smell after the engine has been warmed up. however, 1. it doesn't smell inside of the car or outside, you can only smell it when you pop the hood and put your nose in the gap between the...
  2. Type of Saab/GM approved coolant?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello Ladies and Gents. I'm getting close to changing the timing belt and water pump very soon. Found out coolant has been leaking from the water pump and onto the AC compressor. I've heard Saab/GM only approves certain coolant types. Was wondering if there is one with a reddish or orange...
  3. I mixed the coolants, Problems arose. Related?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So my ignorant self from 6 months ago didn't know there was a difference between the orange and green coolants. So I topped off the coolant in my 2005 9-3 with green. Seeing as it was November in Minnesota, I had no issues with cooling. Fast forward 6 months, It is now April and my car has...
  4. Help! Weird Coolant Leak Saab 9-3 Aero 2007

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've looked everywhere online and I need some help. I can't afford a shop and would love to be able to figure this thing out without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars that I don't have, so I'll describe the issue. So for the third time, my car has smoked A LOT and given me a low coolant...
  5. What antifreeze to use?

    9000 Workshop
    Hello! I just got a 1997 CSE 9000 turbo 2.3, and I need to refill my coolant tank. The user manual says I need to use SAAB approved antifreeze, does anyone have any recommendations for specific types or brand names I should use? Thanks!