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  1. Flywheel Locking tool alternative

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A trick I discovered today which might be of interest to the community. I am not an automotive mechanics and work on my car when I really have to. recently, I had to change the end-plate on my car (2002 Saab 9-3 SE Turbo Convertible) and to do so I removed the engine from the engine-bay. On...
  2. 2.8T F40 Clutch, Flywheel, Pressure Plate Stack Height

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm in the middle of a custom swap ATS-V 3.6 Twin Turbo LF4 into a 1988 Fiero GT. The Saab F40 6speed bolts right up to the LF4 however with the 450-650hp this engine can put out is probably too much for the stock Saab dual mass flywheel and clutch. Looking into upgraded units over the stock...
  3. Flywheel thickness

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi could someone please tell me the minimum thickness of a none DMF from a 2005 9-3 Lin. Thanks
  4. 9-3 auto gearbox issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, firstly let me just say a big thank you to everyone on here for the wealth of knowledge i have already found extremely useful. I recently purchased a 2003 9-3 aero 2.0t with 85k on the clock and an intermittent gearbox fault. Having changed the oil in the box 4 times to get as much old...
  5. lightweight flywheel misfire

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I just replaced the clutch and flywheel on my 04 arc. I went with fidanza aluminum flywheel for the job. But now im getting a cel for a random misfire. I didnt have this issue before the job. Plugs are about a month and a half old for my stage 3 tune. replaced 1 coil about 2 months ago...
  6. DMF with Cobalt Clutch

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I know there are a million clutch threads out there but I need clarification before I buy. Since the smfs are harder to acquire than a unicorn I need to find a new flywheel when I have my clutch done. This leaves me with aluminum or going the stock dmf route. I plan on going with the LSJ...
  7. Clutch Options for Saab 9-3 5 Speed (F35)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've found a Single Mass Aluminum Flywheel that is a direct replacement for Saab 9-3's both the 5 speed and 6 speed on vivaperformance but I have a question for all of you! Due to the single mass flywheel that comes on a euro spec diesel 9-3 being no longer available at jimellissaab I was...
  8. Performance Clutch Consensus

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, I was wondering if we reached a consensus about what the best all round clutch is. I have the opportunity to buy a 2008 Aero 6mt FWD and would like to buy a stage 0/1 upgrade to it. I'm in California with 91 octane so the boost should be dialed back a bit. I don't plan on pushing the...
  9. Valet can't drive, stalled car twice

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Pretty self explanatory, the valet at dinner last night stalled taking my car then again right in front of me when he brought it back. :evil: ;oops: Aside from the guys being unable to reliably drive a stick shift on a car that has a pretty forgiving clutch, it did raise a question in my mind...
  10. For Sale: Reproduction special tool 8392987 Flywheel Lock

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Dennis Lin Location: Shoreline Wa USA Description: Limited run of (15) Flywheel locking tool for 900c or 99. Faithful reproduction of the original factory tool. Does not slip like the slotted bolt locating tools. Pictures: Original on the left, reproduction on the right Remove the...
  11. Continued starting problems

    C900 Workshop
    I have a '93 900t manual, I posted a month or so back asking for help diagnosing and replacing a dead starter. The gist of it was that sticky stuff spilled around the ignition, which led to the starter staying on while driving the car, burning out the starter. I cleaned the ignition and got it...
  12. Should I get my flywheel resurfaced?

    C900 Workshop
    So, the clutch job continues... As we wait for the rest of our clutch parts, I've finally gotten the clutch, slave, and flywheel off! Now that the flywheel's off, it looks a little beaten up. There are some scuffs that appear to be from me carelessly prying against it with a screwdriver to get...
  13. TDC timing mark - flywheel cover broken/missing

    C900 Workshop
    The flywheel cover is broken and partially missing on my 1991 900 turbo convertible w/ automatic trans. I need to check the timing, but all the plastic is gone where the timing window and TDC mark should be. The timing window is normally behind the turbo near the exhaust manifold, correct? I...
  14. Main Seal Replacement: flywheel lock for automatic?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My wonderful synthetic oil is leaking out of my main seal faster than I can dump it in. It seems like a pretty straight forward process to take off the crank pulley and install a fresh seal: 27mm socket with breaker bar/neanderpole for leverage, remove pulley, pull out retainer clip, swap bad...
  15. Viggen drivetrain work

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Well, it's at 77,000 miles on my '01 Viggen 5-door, and the clutch is toast, as can be expected. So, why not upgrade to something a little more resilient? And, since the tranny's coming out anyway, let's replace some of the other flimsy parts. These are the parts I ordered from Taliaferro last...