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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi Guys, I recently got a saab 9-3 convertible 2001 with the B205E engine that should make 150hp. When you fire it up it runs great and it keeps running great the untill you pull hard from first to third gear. The first two gears the car feels incredibly fast, way faster then a 150hp. Hardly...
  2. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I noticed that a lot of light colored smoke was coming out of the exhaust. The car had consumed a lot of oil but I didn't notice any blue shade in the smoke as i looked in the rear view mirror (typically burned oil produces blue smoke). The car also produced significantly lower power than...
  3. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all. I have a 2001 manual convertible 2L Low pressure turbo. When we got it a few years ago it ran fine and had plenty of power (not like the 9-5). My partner drives it and learnt to drive a manual on it so it has had a new clutch since. For a while she has been complaining about low power...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi, Just bought a 1998 SAAB 95 - have had a great week of driving - although there was a little "power slippage" but I have just bought it as a cruiser. This morning i noticed the temp gauge gets up to half quite quickly, and the power doesnt seem to be applying through to the drive train - it...
  5. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've got a '99 9-3 which is experiencing a sudden and random loss of engine power. I've been trying to debug it myself over these last few weeks, but after having to abandon a road trip home to Canada for Christmas while still in WY I realised I need help! Symptoms: Engine appears to lose...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    1995 900 SE Turbo I decided to remove the mid pipe of exhaust just mess around and see how it sounded(not bad). After doing so and putting it back on i felt a big loss in the amount of boost im getting, but just to make it clear it was around the time I did this, I dont think it...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, Just picked up a 2003 Saab 9-3 2.0 turbo not too long ago. Was running fine for a little while but recently upon a warm start the engine (whole car) will vibrate rather violently - even stalled out once after 5-10 seconds of rough idling. I can usually turn the car off and back on...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    A few months back I had my 2006 9-3 2.0T SS dyno tuned. (I will post graphs soon). The car was run stock, then with a BSR Optiflow intake plus ECU remap, then with a 3" catless DP. On the first pull the car made power up to 5000Rpm then the HP started to dip at 200hp @wheels and not make any...
  9. 9-5 Workshop
    I just bought a 2006 Saab 95 Tid, 1.9L very cheap. the guy that owned it gave me a great story how he was imigrating and the diesel filter needed to be change and it would sort out the low power and the misfire on idle. It didn't This is the problem. When you start the car it runs very wrough at...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all this is my first post here and would love a little help. I tried searching but couldn't find what I needed. It seems pretty straight forward but we'll see what y'all say. I have an 03 saab 9-3 2.0t, purchased about 2 months ago used from dealer. So I recently got an oil change maybe a...
  11. C900 Workshop
    Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum but clearly I am at the right place. My Saab is a 92 900S convertible which I baby to death, I'm the second owner, I rescued it from a life of being some guys hooptie, the poor guy had neon and fancy chrome rims on it. Back to my question, has anyone seen...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi, I have a 9-3 diesel estate and have recently noticed a loss of power at low speeds, also expansion bottle has become full without adding any coolant. Had a new alternator fitted a few months ago, and seems to be working ok. any suggestions? Have drained off excess coolant for now. Thanks!
  13. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I drive a 54 plate 9-3 1.9TiD 120Bhp and the turbo seems to be a distant memory. I lost it after the really cold night that we had, -18 in my area. From this point it went, wasnt gradual it just went the next day i started the car. Since then it has driven really sluggish with the gas pedl to...
  14. 9-5 Workshop
    Bought my '99 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3t from an import shop near Indpls in Jan. '09. Had been wrecked, totaled, refurbished. Ran fine for 6 mos, then started smoking, overheating. Finally parked it in Nov '09 convinced the head gasket was blown (exhaust smelled funny). A week ago (yes, it sat on my...
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I will kindly apprecaite if someone help me resolve the Engine and TCS warning light issue on my 2001 Saab 9-3 Aero. Symptoms are 1-Engine and TCS Warning Light 2-Very Low idle 3-Unable to engage Cruise control 4-Clicking noise when inginition is turn 5-Loss of Power Took the car to mechanic...
  16. C900 Workshop
    Earlier this morning I was driving my c900 out of my neighborhood after starting up the car for the first time after sitting all night. I got up to a big hill in the neighborhood, and all of a sudden it felt like the car died for about half a second then came back on. It kept doing this all...
  17. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Driving to work this morning i had this odd feeling that the road felt bumpier than it really was, after a few seconds I realized the check engine light was on, a few seconds after that it hit me that the shaking was my engine stuttering/struggling when I hit the gas. I was only driving about...
  18. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    so due to my broken regulators (driver and passenger) my car way left with open windows during a HORRIBLE rain storm. Result.... No power to the drivers side door, speakers sounded TERRIBLE (now i have no speakers at all)... radio (upgraded ICM2) would work only at given points and now will...
  19. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My car is a 1995 900s with the 2.3na 5spd I was driving home from work, and there was a sudden loss of power. I pulled over, popped the hood and the right side (the side with the resevior) of the engine was covered in coolant , the resevior was almost empty. I got back in the car fired it up...
  20. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Td04 swap in my 95 gm900 complete after the t25 self destructed new turbo is giving around 10pnds but at idle the vacuum reads 15 of mercury says late on timing...I also have hardly any power although the turbo is boosting any thoughts?.
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