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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi friends, need your help. My 2007 Saab with just over 200,000 miles on it got a leak somewhere, which ran out the coolant and overheated the car while I was out of town driving on the highway.😣 I popped the hood and saw steam rising from left side toward the back (facing the car), and saw...
  2. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I still smell coolant even after I took my 2003 SE Vert to a saab mechanic (SAAAB Store in Tampa, FL) to get my head gasket replaced and everything else that goes with that job (head gasket, water pump, thermostat, spark plugs + cassette, coolant flush & oil change); for context I had just...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Anyone got a link for one that will fit for me? It’s the valve plug on bottom side of radiator for draining coolant. 2008 9-3
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey all! New to the community and world of Saab’s. Thermostat replacement on 9-3 1.8t 2008 - smooth process right up until refilling the coolant. Noticed the coolant was leaking pretty much straight back out almost directly under the thermostat housing Now, when I put in the new...
  5. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Just bought a 2003 9-3 SE Convertible, 99,733 miles. Has a slight oil leak on left side of engine. When driving it home, it did perfectly fine for the 20 min drive. About 3 mins after I parked it and turned it off, I noticed white smoke coming from where the coolant reservoir is. Then I watched...
  6. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi everyone, I've recently become the custodian of a 2004 9-5 Saab (girlfriend's car lol) and just replaced a lower engine coolant hose. Is the system "self-burping"? After installing the hose, I filled the expansion tank with coolant, let the engine run for a bit, and saw air bubbles coming...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Howdy! I’m flushing my coolant in the next week (my buddy was trying to be helpful and topped off my coolant with some differently colored stuff while we were working on the car.) My ‘01 9-3 has about 50k miles on it and on my (admittedly amateur) inspection, all of the rubber hoses don’t seem...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, ever since I picked up my 08' TX wagon, I have been having issues with coolant use. When I say "use" I mean around a gallon every 100 miles. The car is basically un-driavable in this state and the only sign of a coolant leak is from behhind the coolant overfllow, pointed twards the driver...
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all, Still pretty new here but enjoying my Saab quite a bit :). I bought it knowing that the temperature gauge was slow to rise, but the seller said he had had it verified from his mechanic that the car was getting up to temperature and he replaced the thermostat in that same visit (I have...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Have a 9-3 2006, seems the core plug/s have corroded and the coolant goes straight through and empty within seconds, does anyone have a idea of the cost of repair for this or if its time to say goodbye to the old girl? I know the part is pennies but unsure to how much I be charged labour wise...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Guys, I bought this car a few months ago, have put maybe 8,000 miles on it already. At 115k now. I noticed a strange smell when it starts on really cold days. Popped the antifreeze cap off and this is what I have found. What would cause this?? Why are these two hoses here and not connected to...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    1998 9-3 SE I have a coolant leak, steering fluid leak, and found two plastic things rolling around in the engine (see photos). Does anyone know what they are and if they are related? Not a mechanic at all. Will need to take it to the same shop that did both the radiator and steering work. Sad...
  13. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So my daughter's 9-3 has dropped A/C 2x's... the first time was after car wash, the 2nd time was a rain storm... So, the A/C just came back on it's own a week later the first time, we tried nothing... so we're in the waiting period again.... Any ideas at all where to start looking??? By...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Just wondering if anyone has had the pleasure of replacing the turbo coolant pipe/water pipe On the 2.8 v6 seems like its gonna be a job just looking for tips and pointers, also looking to confirm the pipe this this picture is what im looking for
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have an '01 9-3 SE, with the B205R and a 5 speed manual. Last night I just finished the 6 month long journey I set off on to do some work to the car. Lightweight aluminum flywheel, new clutch kit with slave cylinder, a balance shaft delete, open air intake, steering rack brace, etc. Because...
  16. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi i have a saab Arc 2.0T i been having this issue with the coolant system for a bit over a week i been noticing how my temp gauge takes a bit of time to get to the normal temperature (9oclock) but in the Diagnostic in using OBD Fusion and Torque pro ... The temperature stays normal all the time...
  17. 99 & 90 Workshop
    Dear Fellow SAAB 99 owners: I am doing my best to spruce up my beautiful 1976 Topaz 4-door manual 99 GL. I discovered something a little odd yesterday, and wonder if someone knows something about this. There is a coolant line and a return line that has been added to the smaller (upper) side of...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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