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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey folks and fellow Saab enthusiasts I’ve had my latest acquisition for around 6 months Recently it’s been taking longer to warm up and gave me the low coolant light on dash Having an investigation over the weekend I found a lot of crème caramel lurking in my coolant reservoir and system...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hello my names Matthew I’m new here & I drive a 2006 9-3 aero 2.8 Ive been noticing oil spots under the car once I leave it overnight, the ac compressor is right above it & is soaked in oil I love this car but I don’t wanna go taking things apart if I don’t have to I’m really hoping someone on...
  3. C900 Workshop
    Bought the car last week and after a few days noticed oil smell. After moving it from sitting for a few days seen my driveway covered with oil spots. I believe it to be the oil pump seal and hoping to have this repaired by tomorrow.
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had a small oil leak from the vacuum pump on my 07 9-3. Ordered those RKX o-rings and attempted to rebuild it. I took it apart cleaned it up as good as it was going to get and installed those 2 new o rings with a very thin coating of Vaseline. Slapped it back together and I didnt have a torque...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, Just got myself a 2002 9-5 linear 5-speed a couple weeks ago, my first Saab. Love the car so far but of course it's not perfect. Essentially the situation is that I thought I was buying a decent example that was pretty well looked after, but that hasn't turned out to be the case. I am...
  6. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and I've tried to search for this relating issue without any success, so i'm sorry if this is repetitive. I have a 2005 9-3 Aero Convertible (aprox. 96,000 miles), and I noticed about a week ago that it has an oil leak (which has likely been there for...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Owned a 2008 Combi since new with 127k with one, maybe two small engine oil leaks (5cm/2in each night). Thought it was coming from the dreaded oil sensor in the sump. Had silicone sealed that for the last 15k but the oil on the driveway continued. Finally gave up last week and paid to drop...
  8. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1997 saab 900se with 90k miles and white exhaust smoke has been coming out of the exhaust. It tends to smoke after the car has been warmed up. For example on my morning commute it wont smoke but when i commute back it does. I bought the car a couple of months ago and the owner told me...
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello I have this very slight oil leak that has been going for a while, I really cannot seem to find what it is, but it is pretty minor it does not drip on the floor at all. I really cannot seem to figure out where it is coming from though. any suggestions? pictures from passenger side wheel well
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm diagnosing oil leaks after swapping the transmission fluid and so far after getting more depressed looking at the power steering fluid on the floor, I've got 2 leaks, behind and in front of the b207r engine. Back looks like the water pump or the rear pan seal, hoping it's the pan, cause the...
  11. 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...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, I just replaced the turbo in my 2002 9-3 2.0 which was no small feat for someone with a limited experience level btw. Anyway, I ran the car for about 15 mins and watched the smoke from the exhaust continue to pour out and check for any leaks. I noticed oil dripping from parts of the...
  13. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, it seems that I have the special 2006 Saab 9.3 EXXON Edition... it's leaking like the freaking Valdez. After doing some research I checked the crankshaft seal (dry as a bone) and the power steering seal. It shows a little bit of leakage but not very much. I found that the last time I had my...
  14. C900 Workshop
    Main seal has been leaking a lot and I am tired of staining all my parking spots. Is going at it from underneath by removing transmission any easier than pulling the engine out? If so, what else should I do while I’m at it?
  15. 9-5 Workshop
    Hey Everyone! I need some help finding the source of my oil leak.. https://imgur.com/a/ir5eG It is not the tensioner o-ring, or the seal as I have replaced them both. It is coming from farther back in that crevice area. - See pics Is this HG or timing cover perhaps? It leaves about an inch...
  16. 9000 Workshop
    When removing a broken upper exhaust manifold stud from the B234 head on my 1994 9000, I think I continued drilling through the stud and into an oil passage. Now that stud has a slow oil leak. I'm going to take some time to find a replacement head, clean it up nice and put it on when I have the...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi there, I recently obtained a 2001 9-3 SE Hatch and have been looking at fixing a small oil leak before I switch it over to my daily driver. It seems to be leaking on the right hand side of the engine (while facing the car), below the brake vacuum pump somewhere. Having taken the DI cassette...
  18. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My car has an oil leak near the turbo. It looks like the leak is below the oil delivery pipe. Any ideas what this could be?
  19. 9-5 Workshop
    Working on my MIL's 2001 SAAB 9-5 [Outback- oops had Subaru on the brain] Wagon 2.3 l with 144K miles (purchased used a few months back - so no history). :( I am only in town till Sat . I hope to resolve this ASAP. :o Do not have Service Manual, but will order digital (PDF) one if needed...
  20. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, This seems as good a forum as the Alfa ones! Friendly people who want to help each other! Have just bought an old SAAB 93 linear 1.8t 2004. (sedan/saloon) Had to give it a big service, and the engine is running really nicely after this. very quiet and very smooth. I have searched but...
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