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  1. 03 9-3 Oil pressure light when starting engine

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi! Recently i bought a saab 9-3 ss 1.8t 2003, its my second saab (before i had 9-5). The 9-3 drives fine but i have one problem with it - when i start the engine, oil pressure lights up for about 1 second. (i've chagned oil and filter about 2 months ago, but it didnt help) You can hear, that...
  2. Oil on spark plug threads?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I swapped the spark plugs on my 2.0T to try and fix a misfire problem when accelerating from cruise condition, and I noticed that number 2 and 3 has engine oil on the threads. The plug holes are clean and I already changed the valve cover gasket 2 years ago, so I'm wondering what it might be...
  3. "Heady" sound after oil change and cold weather... Turbo gauge only drops to 3 now

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    "Heady" sound after oil change and cold weather... Turbo gauge only drops to 3 now I just recently got an oil change at Jiffy Lube for my 2009 9-3 Sportcombi XWD 2.0T. For about 1 month prior I was getting an occasional "check oil" warning but I didn't drive it all that much, maybe 300 miles...
  4. Tricky Dipstick Tube?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    On a 93 2.0T 2007, I'm trying to remove the oil sump to redo the seal and the oil level sender o-ring, I've got the air charge tube off, all the bolts, even the hidden one, but no matter how hard I try, the dipstick tube is robbing me of victory. I tried pulling on it, but after rereading the...
  5. Recommended Oil Pan Sealant?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm finding various answers to the question, most from the pre-03 engines. 83 95 691 Flange sealant in the WIS, but can't find the specific product, some people say Right Stuff sealant, others say Loctite 5900, few say red RTV... At the end of the day, does it matter? Shouldn't any pan sealant...
  6. very very tiny metal specks in filter normal?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys, before i say anything, i have already ordered a blackstone oil analysis kit to do an oil analysis. i did an oil change on my 06 93 with 195k, i spread the oil filter media out to look for carbon, metal or plastic etc. the only thing i saw were a tiny tiny amount of really small metal...
  7. solid black grit in engine oil

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys. i did my oil change and in the bottom of the oil container i found some solid black grit". I also found a few in the oil filter. to the naked eye, it just looks like regular carbon but unlike carbon, it does not smudge or fall apart. There are only a few of them. my car is a 06 9-3...
  8. Dynamic Oil Leak: Back of Engine

    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...
  9. 06 9-3 Aero Oil Pressure Low

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, a couple days ago I was driving my Aero, sped up to pass someone on and noticed it took a second or so longer to accelerate than normal, few seconds later the oil pressure low light displayed on the SID. So I stopped, checked the oil level and saw it was pretty low (just at the bottom of...
  10. little black specks on engine dipstick

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys, i have a saab 9-3 with 180000 miles on it. recently when i went to check my oil, ive been noticing tiny black particles on my dipstick floating around. the particles are tiny like sand. and only 3-4 of them pop up once in a while sometimes they also dissolve like an air bubble Since...
  11. 0W-40 vs 5W-30 M1

    C900 Workshop
    Hey guys, I've recently started running 0w-40 Mobil 1 in my 2L Turbo in my 1989. The car was run with 5w-30 Mobil 1 beforehand. Seems both are good for these engines based on what Ive read, but I seem to have developed a couple very small leaks, including a bit more oil in the turbo piping...
  12. 2001 9-5 hard start, not as much power as there should be

    9-5 Workshop
    I recently purchased a 01 9-5 just as a beater. It has the 3.0 v6, and came with a ton of receipts. I'm not familiar with the v6 saabs, so my father took it for a ride with me and said it doesn't have as much power as it should. When starting it cold, it generally stalls the first try, but...
  13. Gasket for sensor at the oil pan.

    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...
  14. 2002 leaking oil

    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...
  15. 2000 9-3 Smoking Problems - Tried about everything...

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I bought a 2000 9-3 at the beginning of the summer, seemed to be in good condition. The previous owner ran me through all the recent maintenance he had done, seemed knowledgeable, helpful, and the car test drove fine, no CEL or anything. Said he had recently replaced the turbo with a known good...
  16. 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...
  17. Very loud engine,turbo not kicking in, oil pressure light,

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    HI, I thought I could fix my oil pressure issue by dropping the pan and cleaning out the sludge. Turns out it had no sludge so I wasted my whole day! The engine is very loud and it drives well enough but the turbo has never truly kicked in. The only time the turbo gauge drops is when I let go...
  18. Which engine oil do you use?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Curious what everyone is using for engine oil in their NG900 and OG9-3 cars. I'm having a hell of a time finding the recommended 5W-30 A3/B3 for my 2002 9-3 here in the US - not only to purchase, but also producers. I believe BMW has oils (repackaged Castrol EDGE) that meet this spec. I...
  19. 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...
  20. Incorrect Oil?

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    Hi Saab Lovers, I topped up my oil yesterday evening but when I started the engine this morning there was a lot of white smoke coupled with the smell of burning oil, when left to idle the revs dropped and the engine cuts out. Halfords reccomended their 5w30 fully synthetic oil, which I...
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