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  1. Help!?!?! Coolant keeps overflowing

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey there I have a 2008 9-3 2.0 I recanted replaced the head gasket and know when I start the car a let it warm up it stars to just spew coolant out of the coolant reservoir. I’ve replaced the thermostat, coolant reservoir cap, and I’m about to try to replace the coolant temp sensor and see if...
  2. 2008 SAAB 9-5, G48 coolant instead of DexCool?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey all, I know factory fill on the 9-5 is DexCool starting from 2002 and up. What I wanted to ask is if I could switch from the DexCool that I currently have in my 9-5 to a blue G48 formula coolant like the pre 2002 9-5 had as well as OG9-3, later C900 and 9000s and NG900 had. Not sure if...
  3. Oil cooler leak - outside of cooler and oil in coolant

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello Everyone: I have a 2008 B207 wagon (180k miles) with a few umm... issues :). It's losing coolant at a regular rate. It's got a pretty good oil drip from the bottom of the oil cooler. It's got oil in the expansion tank. Ugh. I replaced the thermostat housing at the start of COVID...
  4. Saab 9000 cse leaking water from exhaust manifold

    9000 Workshop
    Hey, I recently changed the headgasket on my saab 9000 cse 2,3 turbo 1997 and after that the car has been leaking water from the top of the exhaust manifold. It doesnt seem like it is loosing coolant. Is this just leftovers from when the headgasket was blow? Just to be clear this headgasket was...
  5. 06 Aero 2.8 coolant problem, Need assistance.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Couple weeks ago low coolant light came on, unscrewed the cap and the cap was very hard to get off and the portion that goes down inside reservoir broke away from cap and had to pull out with pliers. I added coolant and put the piece that broke and cap back on right as I could and figured I...
  6. Blue coolant ? Saab or Benz OEM or something different ?

    C900 Workshop
    The 1992 2.1 sedan I bought has blue (?) coolant. I'm used to red and green being the two main dyed formulations sold in Australia. Is blue a special Saab coolant? I think mercedes benz oem coolant might be blue. The green and red are different chemical mixtures. As the car basically did...
  7. MAF, ABS, and Coolant What do they have in Common?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi Guys, I've got a 2005 9-5 Arc that's been giving me some weird issues. I've been having the coolant gauge turn itself from operating temp to 0 for about 4 years now. No real pattern to it, hot outside the car, cold outside, doesn't seem to effect it other than it gets up to operating temp...
  8. Checking my sanity.... heater core?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm just running down the symptoms I have leading me to believe I have a leaking heater core. -Strong coolant smell in the cabin -Fogging windows that won't clear -No detected coolant leaks or smells outside the car Is there anything else that would line up with this other than a heater core?
  9. Water Pump or Coolant Hose?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Is there an easy way to determine if the water pump is going out or if there's an issue with a coolant hose when leaking coolant? There has been a coolant leak for about a month, and now that I have another car, I don't drive my Saab nearly as much so it isn't the biggest of deals. Essentially...
  10. Need To Replace 2007 93 Aero Cooler. Help!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Anyone have summary of steps to replace oilcooler. Have o-rings/seals on order (3 week wait from Sweden) --$120! And will take chance w/ new (aluminum) cooler, Does anyone have pix or steps/suggestions to the process. (OIl in resevoir tank) Did combustion leak test and came up negative re head...
  11. Propylene Glycol Coolant Mixed

    C900 Workshop
    Heyya guys, the '89 is running great and has been touring the backroads of wyoming this winter and plowing through some snow drifts. I have generic 50/50 ethylene glycol coolant in there, and it was a little low after replacing hoses, so I poured in about a pint of Sierra Low Tox propylene...
  12. 95saab 900s stall at idle

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    detailed service records all the way back to 1999, 133k miles i bought her yesterday, in perfect condition, drove her 100 miles no problems. parked over night and on my 30 minute drive to work coolant hose leak, sprayed coolant all over the front of the engine cavity. new hose, filled with...
  13. Coolant madness

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Recently I took my 9-3 TurboX to the shop to do the airbag recall and have them look for my coolant leak. It's gotten to the point where I need to top off my coolant about once a week. The lines coming from the expansion tank are dry and whilst there was a small leak coming from the water pump...
  14. Coolant system pressure issue?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A couple of weeks back my radiator failed - a 1-1/2" hole blew out the side of my radiator (plastic frame). After replacing the radiator, my mech. noticed the failed radiator was also leaking at the seams for quite some time (which would explian why I was adding ~ 1 liter of fluid every several...
  15. Replacing coolant temp sensor and gauge sender... Drain and refill coolant?

    C900 Workshop
    I'm about to replace the coolant temperature sensor (for the ECU) and the Coolant temperature gauge sender . Would it be ok to just unscrew these from the cylinder head and quickly screw the new one in (letting coolant escape for a moment) - or should I drain the system, change, and then refill...
  16. Hissing Radiator Cap at Startup/When Cold

    C900 Workshop
    Headgasket? My Coolant tank is constantly blowing off pressure/hissing through the expansion tank cap. What concerns me is this even happens on startup, with a cold engine. This makes me think exhaust gas getting in the coolant. Thoughts?
  17. Fan temp threshold

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, I would like to know if anyone has thought and solved this "problem" When i stop the car i would like the fan to remain on for a few minutes after it has been turned off. To what i know this only happens when the coolant temp is higher than 103°C I would like the fan to remain on...
  18. Coolant Leak from Block

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi fellers. On the grille side of the block there are four circular indents. The one at far left is for the water pump tube. The other three appear to be sealed/cast/welded shut. However, there appears to be a trickle of coolant coming from the third from the left circular indent. What's that...
  19. 9-3 Aero Coolant Purge?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just realized I posted this in the tuning area by accident! Hey Everyone - I did some poking around but couldn't find a scenario quite like mine so I thought I would post and ask. And maybe its the same thing just done differently. idk. On occasion My 2004 9-3 aero will purge the coolant...
  20. Coolant leak near turbo

    9-5 Workshop
    Sup fellow Saabers, I have a question regarding a coolant leak near the turbo. From underneath the car it is pouring out on top of the metal flex line, in picture, but I can't seem to locate point of origin. This is when the car is idle and it comes out almost as fast as I pour it in. Can't see...
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