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  1. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a stage 3 2005 9-5 aero with opensid. Temp on the highway is solid, and reads right around 90C. Around town or after getting off the highway and waiting in traffic it goes way up, above 110C sometimes. This is when it’s maybe 20C / 68F outside. new tstat, coolant temp sensor, silicon...
  2. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Hello, I have a few TurboX/B284 parts for sale. Do88 Radiator + Hoses: $400 - Brand New, In-box. Comes with everything you need to install. Do88 Intercooler + Piping and Hoses: $500 - Brand New, comes with all Do88 piping and hoses, ready to install. Genuine OEM Saab Turbo X Front Lip: $120 -...
  3. 99 & 90 Workshop
    Hi. I think my 1976 99 GL radiator [8389751] might go soon, and I want to buy another before it does. I have discovered the 1976 and earlier radiators are hard to find, but the later ones [7541279] are less so. The only difference of which I am aware is my earlier style has a single-wire...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I just bought a 9-3 convertible, stupidly I handed over the money after only a short test drive and looked over the engine and other components kinda quickly. I drove it for about 10 minutes, parked and noticed smoke, popped the hood and saw it was coming from some sort of fluid leaked under...
  5. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A couple of weeks back my radiator failed - a 1-1/2" hole blew out the side of my radiator (plastic frame). After replacing the radiator, my mech. noticed the failed radiator was also leaking at the seams for quite some time (which would explian why I was adding ~ 1 liter of fluid every several...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Slight emergency regarding my timeframe here, have done some searching but thought I would toss out the specific symptoms and see if anyone is familiar with them. Car is a 2000 9-3 5-spd base model. Yesterday, responded POV to a fire department call and left my engine running with red lights on...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Morning! Over the last 6 months or so, we have developed quite a lot for the 9-3, both 2,0T and V6. As ever, using in-house 3D-scanning, 3D-printing, flow bench verifying and field testing, you can rest assured you will get a great product, properly tested, ready for your vehicle! We don´t...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Morning! Over the last 6 months or so, we have developed quite a lot for the 9-3, both 2,0T and V6. As ever, using in-house 3D-scanning, 3D-printing, flow bench verifying and field testing, you can rest assured you will get a great product, properly tested, ready for your vehicle! We don´t...
  9. 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...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi, Got a SAAB 9-3 diesel automatic estate Sportswagon registered in 2007. When it comes to cars I know how to open the door, turn the key and drive! I know the basic maintenance checking the oil and water levels are OK etc but anything else it goes straight over my head. I have registered as...
  11. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Our 2002 9-3 SE was in a fender bender recently, and I am trying to address some problems it seemed to pick up during its holiday at the body shop. One problem is that the low-speed fan is gone. Based on the usual relay-jumpering test I've ordered a new resistor, but I have a couple of...
  12. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello I have a SAAB 9-5 SE Turbo Station Wagon. I bought the vehicle back in December. She runs great, has a engine light for a throttle body issue, but does not cause many problems, waiting to fix when I have the money. HOWEVER, I am 4.5 hrs from home, Los Angeles, in Monterey CA. I am a...
  13. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi My 2001 Saab 9-3 2.0 turbo is leaking transmission fluid from the transmission cooler seals on the Rad. I am also losing about 1/4 cup of coolant a month and my SID states low coolant until i top up but there is no visible leak. Originally I was just going to have the 4 seals replaced in the...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, The car: 2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 4-door Sedan 2.8L Turbo **manual** transmission. The problem: Small radiator leak. Radiator fluid boils/bubbles up and overflows draining the fluid. I am having problem finding a new radiator. It seems easy for the automatic versions. Two questions: where...
  15. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've looked everywhere online and I need some help. I can't afford a shop and would love to be able to figure this thing out without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars that I don't have, so I'll describe the issue. So for the third time, my car has smoked A LOT and given me a low coolant...
  16. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2003 9-3 SE Convertible.Changed my radiator everything is working fine now, except the A/C.... There was a little red wire that was clipped into the side of the radiator that looks like it runs ontop of the A/C just below the waterpump, I didn't see it when i pulled the old radiator out kinda...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Finished changing radiator yesterday after i put it all together i cranked it over and now im getting a constant whining noise from the power steering pump and when i turns the wheel the power steering seems to be cutting in and out(shuttering). The PS fluid is low and when i crank it over and...
  18. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Replacing Radiator on 2003 9-3 SE Convertible 2.0 (Belt broke in the middle of traffic decided to make the decision to drive 2 miles to the closest auto zone and bought another belt.. well long story short she overheated and cracked where the plastic tank meets the metal on the radiator...
  19. 9-5 Workshop
    Wondering what your thoughts would be on changing out the (original) radiator prior to it failing as a preventative measure? I am at 153k and driving from 800-1000 a week. I just replaced my water pump and all hoses / seals and although the radiator is not leaking, I am thinking about replacing...
  20. C900 Workshop
    Hi all, Am replacing much of the cooling system on my 900i as it has seen better days - much better days in the case of some of the hoses! Summer over here takes no prisoners when it comes to dodgy cooling systems. I just wondered if there are any differences between radiators on turbo vs...
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