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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I bought my 2003 linear 9-3 about 8months ago when i bought it i had to replace the ecu and valve cover gasket. After valve cover gasket was replaced about 3 months of me owning it i was leak free, car drove like a beauty, Now that was about 5 months ago the valve cover was replaced and now its...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm having an odd issue with my 05 Linear where around every 3 months or so the rear passenger brake caliper starts to leak where the parking brake cable connects. This all started after the caliper was replaced by a local chain shop. I've since had them replace caliper 3 times and now I've got...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello Everyone: I have a 2008 B207 wagon (180k miles) with a few umm... issues :). It's losing coolant at a regular rate. It's got a pretty good oil drip from the bottom of the oil cooler. It's got oil in the expansion tank. Ugh. I replaced the thermostat housing at the start of COVID...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, I'm getting ready to tackle the phantom leak I have in the roof of my 2003 9-5 Aero wagon. The leak seems to be collecting in the rear right corner of the headliner, and will sometimes get bad enough to drip onto the floor of the trunk. Before I pull off all the trim pieces and...
  5. 9000 Workshop
    Hey, I recently changed the headgasket on my saab 9000 cse 2,3 turbo 1997 and after that the car has been leaking water from the top of the exhaust manifold. It doesnt seem like it is loosing coolant. Is this just leftovers from when the headgasket was blow? Just to be clear this headgasket was...
  6. 99 & 90 Workshop
    Hi friends. Usually when the tank gets filled there is a gas smell in the trunk. The filler and vent tubes do not seem to be the source. Maybe the fuel pump or sender have leaky gaskets? I oped the two access caps and see anything, but it does seem "gassy" in there! Do I need a special fuel pump...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Any one know the size of the inlet for the turbo? Looking to grab a kit off ebay so I can strap it around the opening.
  8. 9-5 Workshop
    Hey all, NG9-5 is getting water leakage I'm pretty sure from the moulding strip at the top of the windshield. I tested around the sunroof, and that drains fine front and back. Tested along the top of the windshield, and droplets fell inside the car from behind the headliner and down the...
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Is there an easy way to determine if the water pump is going out or if there's an issue with a coolant hose when leaking coolant? There has been a coolant leak for about a month, and now that I have another car, I don't drive my Saab nearly as much so it isn't the biggest of deals. Essentially...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Alright Saab community, I need you guys. A long story short, I have a large amount of oil leaking on the turbo side of the engine that is (of course :roll:) getting onto the down pipe and exhaust, which is smoking up pretty badly. And unfortunately, I haven't been able to source the leak...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi i currently own a 08 Turbo X sport combi v6 2.8t and i just had a coolant leak that happened which i though was the expansion tank, i replaced the expansion tank and came to a conclusion that the leak is coming from the connection at the bottom hose of the expansion tank ( the overflow tube)...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello Everybody, I'm new to this forum, I own a 2002 Saab 93 2.2 TiD 125Hp that has around 230K km (almost 150k miles dunno what kind of units you use...) I do most of the things I can do on my own on the car, and recently, after a diesel filter change (under the car right next to the right...
  13. C900 Workshop
    I replaced the coolant expansion tank in my 1988 900S about six years ago or so. Now that one's been leaking too! I did some google work on whether one can patch these plastic tanks and found some requirements. Any match material must: be able to handle high heat be able to hold some...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, I'm new to this car so have little knowledge of known issues. So after safe driving for about 4 months I had the coolant warning show up. Checked and the bottle was empty... Refilled the bottle and did not use the car - checked the next day - empty again. I had a look and the wet...
  15. Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    Hi Guys, Not sure if this is the correct thread (I couldn't find a thread related to newer 9-3's). So please excuse me if it is misposted and direct me to the correct thread. I have a leak in my high-pressure power steering hose line. The mechanic says that the only fix is a complete...
  16. 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...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am new here. Great forum. 2002 SAAB 9-3 2.0 L B205R turbo w PCV upgrade done @ 50k mileage 148k and 3k on ‘amateur’ rebuild :roll: bent valve repair and no sludge I need help with the following conditions. bluish white billows of smoke from exhaust, heavier on deceleration bluish...
  18. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi fellers. On the grille side of the block there are four circular indents. The one at far left is for the water pump tube. The other three appear to be sealed/cast/welded shut. However, there appears to be a trickle of coolant coming from the third from the left circular indent. What's that...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just realized I posted this in the tuning area by accident! Hey Everyone - I did some poking around but couldn't find a scenario quite like mine so I thought I would post and ask. And maybe its the same thing just done differently. idk. On occasion My 2004 9-3 aero will purge the coolant...
  20. 9000 Workshop
    Hi all, Over the last 11 months I've been working on a 1994 9000 aero with a blown headgasket and leaking clutch slave. The very last night I need to do to get running is bleed the clutch system. I topped up the reservoir to begin bleeding and realized it's basically just pouring into the...
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