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  1. Help!?!?! Coolant keeps overflowing

    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...
  2. Head Removal 1999 Saab 9-3

    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...
  3. How Hard Is a headgasket Job on a 97 900 2.0 turbo?

    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...
  4. Sporadic Internal Coolant Loss

    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...
  5. 2001 SAAB 9-3 PCV Set-Up?

    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...
  6. Head Gasket???

    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...
  7. Head gasket replacement

    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...
  8. Help with head gasket. Is it worth it?

    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...
  9. white smoke and coolant loss

    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...
  10. Need wise opinions on my current project.

    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...
  11. What else should I change during a Head Gasket Repair

    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...
  12. Bought a 9000 Aero Project

    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...
  13. T7 Head Gasket (NOT HEAD) on a T5 Engine. Is it Ok?

    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...
  14. Need Advice! 9-5 2.3t Started Blowing Heavy Smoke

    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...
  15. Head gasket replacement and still losing coolant, any suggestions?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    This is my first post on the forums, if I have placed this in the wrong place I will apologize in advance. After typing everything I realise that its a relatively long post so bascially: My car (2002 saab 9-3 2.0l) died out while driving, after a jumpstart I drove home keeping the rpms high...
  16. Code diagnosis help needed

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Okay, so I know I've seen this discussed on here before but never the exact same symptoms. My 03 9-3 Arc is pulling the following codes: P0300 - random misfire 201 - fuel injector 1 malfunction 202 - fuel injector 2 malfunction 203 - fuel injector 3 malfunction 204 - fuel injector 4...
  17. Coolant loss white smoke imediately following head gasket replacement 1989 9000 CD

    9000 Workshop
    To make this quick to read: 1989 Saab 9000 CD 159k miles Brother purchased car for $100 Car had been sitting for 3-4 years unused - white smoke coolant loss issue began on immideately following purchase on the way to my house (coolant fan temp switch failed and caused overheat) While running...
  18. PLZ RESPOND ASAP: SAAB 9-5 Gasket or Oil Cooler Issue?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello I have a SAAB 9-5 SE Turbo Station Wagon. I bought the vehicle back in December. She runs great, has a engine light for a throttle body issue, but does not cause many problems, waiting to fix when I have the money. HOWEVER, I am 4.5 hrs from home, Los Angeles, in Monterey CA. I am a...
  19. What do you think of Steel Seal as preventative maintenance?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey All, Last summer, the shop that I go to saw some small leaks around the engine which they said weren't too bad. I wish I had asked more questions then, but I don't know where the leaks were. Anyways, they recommended a re-torque of the head bolts, which they did. Am I right in deducing...
  20. Identification help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My '04 9-3 linear recently blew a head gasket and I took it to a mechanic in the interest of time. He did the head gasket and still had over heating issues so he put in a new radiator. Now, there seems to be a part missing between the vacuum pump and power steering pump. It's a flat machined...
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