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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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