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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 9000 Workshop
    About a year ago I (gratefully) acquired a 1994 Saab 9000 Aero in Cirrus White. A few months back the head gasket went and I have had her parked since. (Picture below, after her first and arrival at her new forever home.) Reached out here for advice a few times, you may have seen my...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
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  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I highly believe that my head gasket is blown and that i will probably have to change some piston rings as well (one spark plug is bathed in oil and the other 3 have coolant on the bottom). Looking at the WIS, the job looks fairly straight forward and not too complicated on gasket and...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a few things to ask about so thought I would make a new post - I am sure they have been discussed but I cannot find any answers in the threads I have read. I have a 2003 9-3 SE Convertible. It sat for a while as my second car (needed a head gasket and was not driven for maybe 1.5...
  7. 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...
  8. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I will bring the head to the machine shop for checking. Opinion??? If I do the head gasket on my 1999 Saab 9-3 SE convertible, MT B204L, What else should I do with the engine open? Should I do the valve guides and Valve seals no matter what? Should I replace the Timing chain and tensioner and...
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I found a 1997 900 2.0 Turbo on ebay. It looks in fair Condition but has a blown head gasket. I've done head gaskets on a few domestics and Japanese cars. It is advertised for a fair price though I'll have to check out in person due to lack of pictures. I am fairly confident I can do the job but...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Here we go... a real puzzle. 2001 9-3 2.0L @ 171000 miles. Occasional heavy exhaust smoke on start-up for 10-15 seconds. Usually nothing. Coolant stable on long idles, but after a 30-minute peppy drive yesterday lost almost the entire expansion tank. No visible seepage anywhere. Very little odor...
  11. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi. Just got a 2001 SAAB 9-3 and am wondering if the PCV update situation is correct. I hope I attached my photos properly. In them, one would see there is a plastic stem coming out of the oil neck. The traditional white valve line comes off the oil neck via an elbow attachment, and goes down...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello All, Recently my '01 9-3 SE decided to run poorly. After a sustained moment of spirited driving (triples <3), it seemed to misfire while running, so I tested the DIC and replaced the plugs. Both were fine, the plugs made it run a touch better. It still seems to run very roughly at idle...
  13. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 saab 9-3 aero (v6) convertible So, tried sealant, seem to work for about a day. fouled the plugs. changed them. car drove great, BUT there is still a leak, albeit small. So my options are: replace the head gasket buy a used engine If I decide to replace the head gasket should I do...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all. I have a 2009 Saab 9-3 convertible with the 2.0 turbo. This past week I learned that the head gasket had likely blown as coolant was vanishing into the oil. I'm at a crossroads. I have 140,000 miles on it. Having been garaged, it's completely rust free. Never leaked. Never left me...
  15. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 saab 9-3 aero v6 170k engine runs fine but doesn't like hard acceleration - hesitates. At speed when I let up on the accelerator white smoke billows out the back. coolant check shows loss. engine oil is clear. Can't get white smoke to appear by simply revving engine. Needs to be under...
  16. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello fellow Saab lovers. I am posting this thread, hoping for help with replacing the head gasket on my 2.0t 9-5 (99'). The reason why I decided to do this was because of the car using a substancial amount of oil as well as smoking white, even after I replaced the turbo with a used one a few...
  17. 9-5 Workshop
    Hey Guy, Honestly I'm super excited to finally own a saab, i've been looking high and low for a wagon in good interior condition and was maintained well. Anyhow, i'm about to embark on a head gasket repair, there is coolant mixing in the engine and the freeze plug blew off due to an overheat...
  18. 9000 Workshop
    Hi all, I recently bought a 1994 9000 Aero manual project car with 214k. I'm no stranger to home vehicle maintenance and but admittedly this will be as far as I've ever gone with a vehicle. I have no real Saab experience, so I'm curious what components you would absolutely make sure to check...
  19. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys! I mistakenly put a T7 Head gasket on my '97 T5 NG900. It's pretty much back together, and I just realized after browsing around eeuro, that I put the wrong head gasket on my car! After several minutes of kicking and screaming, I hopped on here to make this thread, to find out if I...
  20. 9-5 Workshop
    :o My Saab is a 2002 9-5 Linear Wagon 2.3t Auto with about 74,000 miles. The last time I drove it I felt a hitch while accelerating and saw a puff of smoke roll out of the back. I immediately pulled over and turned off the car. When I started the engine a heavy amount of smoke came out of...
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