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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2000 9-3 SE, about 170k miles. About to do this job for the second time. First time was what, 10 years ago? I recall doing it from the top and side, mostly blind, fingering my way through, probably rigged some odd wrench combination. Anyhow the replacement sender is leaking. Likely has been...
  2. 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...
  3. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have added a Pro Sports oil pressure gauge, and am surprised how pressure deteriorates with time increase/ temp increase Espec with Outside air temp increase ! So I am wondering about the an aftermarket oil cooler. Gotta problem with low pressure on my 00 vert. Had the engine replaced with...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    2011 Turbo6. 71,000 Miles. Had the timing chain/guides/tensioner replaced back around January, sold my 9-3, so I've been daily driving for about the last two months. Just had a Oil Pressure Low warning this morning, but it went away immediately. Did a safe stop, checked oil level, which was...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello I just rebuilt my 95 engine and I dimwhittedly over tension-ed my balance chain:nono; and it disintegrated my brand new balance chain guides. What do I have to do to get the chain out and so that I am not loosing oil pressure with the hydraulic tension-er it has. I am not so worried about...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    03 9-3 se vert here, got the starter off but what size socket do I use to remove the sensor? I've tried fitting a 19mm deep socket and it won't go over the dam sensor!!! Help :(
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi Guys, I've searched the forum for this subject, but I didn't really find a definitive answer, so I hope you don't mind me starting a new thread. I have a 2001 9-3 which had a reconditioned B235R engine (T7 ignition) fitted 40,000 km ago. I have religiously changed the engine oil and had it...
  8. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So, Tuesday night while driving to pick up a ride (I drive for Uber) in my '02 9-3 SE w/90k miles, I turned a corner and all the warning lights lit up and it died. I paused, tried to restart, it did, no lights, so I drive about half a block and the oil level light+the red triangle of extreme...
  9. 9-5 Workshop
    OK guys, here's a PCV related question with a pic. I did the #6 update a couple of weeks ago. Tonight I cut open the old hose. This picture shows the top (right where it plugged into the valve cover). Here is what it looked like: Now, before I panicked I remembered that car's PO had sludge...
  10. 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...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    i bought a 01 saab 9-3 turbo 5 door hatch from a buddy that didnt know anything about cars at first all was well with slight oil leak where the turbo went into the top of the engine. only a problem under heavy load where it sprayed onto the cat and caused smoke . oil pressure light would also...
  12. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, A few months ago I picked up a 2003 9-5 Linear wagon with 125k miles for very cheap from a lady who had just had it with all of its repair issues. I drove it home blowing smoke and spewing trans fluid the whole way. I replaced the blown Garrett turbo with a Mitsubishi TD-04 and fixed a...
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