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  1. Timing Cover Gasket Repair Question

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am wanting to get others experiences when doing a timing gasket. Is it possible to do it with the engine in the car? I check WIS and it says remove the engine. I have seen other posts showing it might be possible. Just want to get some confirmations from others who did it. Its really tight but...
  2. Gasket for sensor at the oil pan.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey folks. So for a while now, I've had two oil leaks. One comes from the drain plug (I've replaced the gasket but it steal leaks) and another from the oil level sensor at the other end (towards the front of the car) I've tried a sealant solution that another member did on his 2.8 but no...
  3. 9-3 burning oil could be head gasket?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Here is what happens: 1. Engine at running temp. 2. Stay at idle for 2 or more minutes 3. On acceleration, will get spark knocking and oil burn as white smoke from tailpipe. 4. After it is burnt off, no more smoke, no more knocking. Until at idle again for said amount of time. Here is what I...
  4. 9-3 SE HOT has td-04 ??

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    The previous owner of the 93 base I now own, has a parts car. I'm not sure if it is a base or an SE (or maybe viggen?), but he is willing to let me come and get the turbo off of it. From everything I have seen, even when searching for parts, i.e AutoZone, the 2.0l SE is HOT. Meaning it has the...
  5. For Sale: 9-3 SS Vacuum pump gasket

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name:David Dieterich Location - additional details:Milwaukee Means of contact: P.M. Price:$10 shipped in continental U.S. Transmission Type (auto/manual): - Mileage (miles/kms): none Description: Vacuum pump gasket for 9-3ss 4 cylinder. I wound up just making a block off plate and plug...
  6. 2004 9-3 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, I am currently attempting to replace the valve cover gasket on my 2004 9-3 linear. I have been researching for over an hour trying to find instructions/photos/videos, but the only sources I can find are for older models. Has anyone done this before who can give me a run-down or seen a...
  7. For Sale: Valve Cover Gasket (8822041) for 9-3, 9-5, 900...

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Cordell Location: Thompson, CT Means of contact: Cell: 860-790-9492 (Prefer text), Email: [email protected] or PM here. Price: Asking $15.50 OBO (Shipped within CONUS) Description: Valve Cover Gasket (8822041) for early Saab 9-3's, 9-5's & 900's I believe... it's brand new...
  8. Help removing my oil pan!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, If anyone has seen from my one other thread that I posted a while ago, I have a nice oil leak from the pan gasket so Im trying to remove the pan and redo the gasket and fix the stupid leak that costs me a quart of oil every few weeks. Only problem is that I have the torx bolts and...
  9. Can the gasket be reused? Vacuum Pump.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had a leaking vacuum pump so two days ago I replaced the main seal between the pump and the engine after sealing back up, the pump is now leaking from the other seems that are not really serviceable. I ordered a new vacuum pump assembly and I am wondering if I could reuse the main gasket that...
  10. Blown Head Gasket on my '03 95, worth the fix??

    9-5 Workshop
    I recently bought a 2003 9-5 2.3t w/ 146k for $1200. I drove the car about 150 miles before I developed a large coolant leak from my radiator. Being out in a snowstorm, I had to drive the car home with the engine temp spiked for about 10-12 mins. After replacing the radiator, Lower hose and...
  11. Cylinder head crack 2004 2.0t

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello. I'm just wondering what you guys think. Do any of you have experience with cracks in this head? It is a 2004 Linear 2.0t US market with 141k miles and to my knowledge has never overheated. It doesn't appear to have any issues, runs great. I noticed burning oil smell and it turned out I...
  12. 9-5 Light engine smoking and pcv

    9-5 Workshop
    Just bought a 1999 9-5 with 177k. The previous owners said that the pcv system leaks and needs to be replaced. The pcv system on the car is not the updated one, so I went ahead and ordered the #6 kit, (yet to receive in mail). I was showing off the car so I was running it on the hard side...
  13. XWD rear diff leaking...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, I recently replaced my 2006 Aero with a nice, low mileage 2008 TurboX. The previous owner said the local garage (Saab) had fixed the rear diff leak, evident from a small stain in his parking. He might have told me the truth, however the leak is persistently ongoing. The local garage...
  14. Fuel Supply Banjo Bolt washer gasket

    C900 Workshop
    I took off my fuel supply line from my fuel rail to do some fuel pressure tests. When I tried to reinstall the banjo bolt, the gaskets on both sides of the banjo bolt came out of the washers. I can not find them at an auto parts store and they are not online at the usual places. Saab site...
  15. Sooo much smoke!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    There is a cloud of white smoke coming out the exhaust when I run the saab, It is a 2000 9-3 5-door hatch. I know its probably the head gasket so I'v already got everything to replace that, I just need to know the bolt order and the torque settings. any advice is helpful, also, does anyone know...
  16. coolant leaking into engine?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi everyone, I am having some issues with my '99 Saab 9-5. I took the car down to my local mechanic late last week for an unrelated problem and he found coolant mixed in with the motor oil. He is convinced that the head gasket is blown and the car will need a new engine, I am less convinced...
  17. Valve Cover Gasket - HELP!

    9-5 Workshop
    So to start, new Saab owner here (2000 9-5 SE wagon). I am not at all a novice when it comes to mechanical repair, but I am dealing with a valve cover gasket issue and need some help. Replaced the valve cover gasket (beck-ardley) yet I am still leaking. Cleaned the cover and the head...
  18. front exhaust pipes into exhaust manifold

    C900 Workshop
    Howdy there Saabers! I have an '88 900S, 16v non-turbo. She sounds like a motorcycle - looks like the gaskets between the front exhaust pipes and the exhaust manifold are old and cracked. I can feel exhaust leaking out while she's running. It looks to me that I can take out the four bolts...
  19. New Head Gasket Failed. Shoot.

    C900 Workshop
    Hello all. I'm looking for a bit of wisdom and I know I've come to the right place. (scroll down for short version) I'm in the middle of my second HG job. The first, having failed to seal properly. A few details. 10/09 - Headgasket went. Drove the car home 30 miles. (Probably shouldn't have...
  20. Saab 9-3 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey all, I went to the mechanic a few weeks ago to repair my exhaust system and he said that I had an oil leak...:(...most likely from a broken valve cover gasket.:roll: Anyway I have a couple of questions: 1. How exactly do I replace the valve cover gasket on my 2002 Saab 9-3 SE? 2. Do I...
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