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  1. 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...
  2. Problem with my 2005 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok.. So I'm not a mechanic by any means and can hardly check the oil lol.. But my Saab broke down 2 weeks ago and the guy that usually fixes my cars said the engine is shot and that's it. Me being a stubborn women, said F*** Y** and started to work on it myself! So here is some back history I...
  3. Engine oil leaking into radiator reservoir badly! 2008 9-3 Convertable

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi folks, Greetings from Australia. I own a 2008 Saab 9-3 covertable 2.0 turbo. It has 180,000km on the clock. It has been leaking a sh*t load of oil into the radiator reservoir. HOWEVER, there is no water leaking into oil or engine area! I changed the oil last week and I am almost down to...
  4. 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...
  5. fix, replace engine or buy another car?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2007 9-3 2.0T, 4 cyl. sedan, Y VIN with about 82,000 miles on it. While at the mechanic, they started the car and timing chain jumped which caused the engine to die. They said that they heard a big clunk and couldn't restart it. They looked at the timing chain and saw a broken tensioner...
  6. 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...
  7. tick in engine. took valve cover off and found a copper gasket looking thing. help

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I bought this car a few weeks ago and it lost oil pressure after about 1500 miles and a tick started. I only drove the car for 4 min after tick started. Can anyone inform me what this is in the first picture or where to look for more damage from here I found the copper ring underneath where...
  8. Broken Timing Chain

    9000 Workshop
    Hey all, First off, this forum has been extremely helpful over the last 7 years I have owned my 1991 9000! It's honestly the only reason that it's still on the road :) For the most part, I have been able to resolve all my issues (and there have been A LOT of them) with existing posts but now...
  9. Head gasket: how to?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a small seep of oil coming from the passenger side corner closest to the fire wall (right above the pulleys). I hardly loose any oil, but since i will be home from school for a while, i was looking to get the job done. Does anyone have a guide on how to replace the head gasket on a 2.3l...
  10. Pioneer avh-1400 in 03 arc

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I'm going to be attempting to get this system running within the next 24 hours. As the title says I bought an avh-1400dvd. It's basically a 5.8" double din dvd cd. 3 amp outs. basically I hassled Best Buy into giving it to me for 255 and since you can adjust all the colors I liked the fact...
  11. 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...
  12. For Sale: Parts for 1993-1998 9000

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    These parts were origionally bought for a 1995 Saab 9000 Aero with a turbo, but will work on any 2.3L Saab of the years 1993 - 1998 and some cars with the 2.3L engine later than 1998 model year Sachs clutch for a 5speed transmission; includes throwout bearing $500 when new, asking $350 2...
  13. 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...
  14. Re-using head bolts - max length, etc.

    C900 Workshop
    I can't find my bag of new head bolts so after a bit of panicing I've decided I'll just have to re-use the old ones. Now I have no idea how to tell if they've stretched and I'm trying to find what the maximum length can be. I'm remembering 125 mm as the number but is that correct? Craig.
  15. help locating oil return holes in cylinder head?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all We removed the valve cover on my '99 9.5 to find significant sludge. I want to remove some of the 'crust' (with tools and a shop vac) prior to doing an engine flush. I wanted to cover the oil return holes prior to doing this so that no debris gets lodged in them. The only problem I have...
  16. For Sale: 2002 9-3 engine parts and a few others

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I have a bunch of parts that I got off a 2002 9-3. most of these parts will fit other years and models. there are a few from different cars, i will state this in the post. If you dont like my prices make me an offer if its reasonable ill prolly sell it for that amount. all items can be paid...
  17. For Sale: Saab 2.5 V6 engine for sale, only 90k, runs great, $500, Chicago area

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Selling engine from a NG900 Convertible, (auto trans). Engine runs great with no leaks, no check engine lights, etc... only 90k. Selling for $500, local pickup is great. Otherwise, Paypal accepted and can crate and ship anywhere. Thank you, 847-701-5222
  18. Winter mayo or something else???

    9-5 Workshop
    I bought my 9-5 Aero back in June and promptly had a bad TD04 replaced. Everything was cool as a cucumber until the temps dropped to around 3ºC and lower. About three or four cold starts per week I get blue oily smoke for about 5 to 10 seconds... There is also a small amount of mayo on the...
  19. Blowing Low-Beams?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've got the 1999 9-3 Vert, and a pile of blown headlight bulbs! I'm really beginning to grow tired of the car, and the problems I'm having with it,such as the now blowing bulbs, the constant dinging of the "Check Soft Top" error, my seats which are always in the "gangster" position, and second...
  20. 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...
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