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  1. Help me identify this part.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My question is I have a 05 Saab 9-3 CV B207R AUTO as I'm learning please correct me if I'm wrong. The 05 9-3 some Saabs were "upgraded" for the oil trap and stuff like that. Do I still have to change this part that goes inside the intake manifold it's for the sludge. Does this part comes with...
  2. 1st Time Saab Owner - 2001 9-5 2.3t - The Journey So Far

    New Member Introductions
    So, I have started my journey into the world of Saab! As a bit of background, I'm a commercial/instrument pilot that works in aviation engineering at Garmin, so I'm completely aircraft obsessed. Because of that, I quickly noticed aviation influences when I started looking into Saabs, and fell in...
  3. Oil Light flicker

    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...
  4. sludge in intercooler hose

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Look what I found in my intercooler hose today. The pictures of the part the connects right to the turbo. It's very thick and sticky. Should I be concerned about this? I think maybe I should. The car's an 02 and has 132k on it. Oil levels never really seem to drop. This is probably the first...
  5. Lucas additives and engine flush

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    Hi My mechanic has recommend lucas oil additives for my engine and transmission but i have been hesitant to do so what does everyone think and has anyone actually added this stuff to there car. I have a small leak coming from my trany cooler seals my mechanic seems to think that lucas will swell...
  6. 2001 Saab HOT SE Vert Engine Swap

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2001 Saab SE Convertable w/auto trans. Victim of sludge. I just bought it 3.5 weeks ago. Saab Specialist here in Seattle, WA wants $3000+ for new (different/running) B205R engine in it. Can I swap a B235R T8 engine T8 into it, without too much complication. It seems the B205R is a more...
  7. PCV question

    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...
  8. #3 Center Main Bearing Woes. Possible explanation for a lot of our problems? LONG!

    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...
  9. Newbie looking for help with sludge issue

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi everyone! Before I get started I just want to say thanks to all of the contributors here on the forums! I've already learned a lot and taken care of a few issues thanks to you guys-you rock! ;ol; Okay, so here's my story: a few months ago I decided that I needed to downsize my fun car...
  10. What is this horrible engine noise? (Video included)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi there, these forums have been incredibly helpful, so thanks everybody! Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this rattle/knocking sound? It is heard clearly at seconds 2-3 and then at 5-6. Car drives well in all gears (its a five-speed manual trans), although the turbocharger...
  11. PCV nipple broken

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Is this part related to the upgrade? Is this part of the sludge issue?
  12. New owner of a used 00 9-5 2.3t Auto..

    9-5 Workshop
    Let me start by letting everybody know a few things about me and my new (used) Saab This is my second car ever. I have learned more in the past week than i have ever known about motorized vehicles. I bought this car on craiglist a week ago from today, it was the first and only car i looked...
  13. The verdict is I'm selling

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I can't locate my original thread talking about my cam followers being the potential cause of the clicking on the top of my engine, so I'm doing this one. It turns out its a sludge issue. There is excessive crankcase pressure due to internal sludge build-up. The engine needs replacing or...
  14. 9-5 sludge project

    9-5 Workshop
    Bought a sludged '01 9-5 Wagon (base) for $600. Found it on the local craigslist, turns out one of the dealer techs at Morries Saab in Minneapolis here was the seller. He already had the head and sump off. Bad piston. My initial plan was to use one of the 9000 bottom ends I already have...
  15. 01 Saab 9-3 Wrist Pin/Connecting Rod?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2001 Saab 9-3 Turbo Base 2.0 DOHC 80,000 miles on engine Test drive; good. Buy car; good. Fuel up with 87 octane gasoline at 20 miles. 20 miles later in heavy traffic, noticed a distinct, metallic knock. We're now at 40 miles since purchase. ~100 miles, I suspect pre-ignition and add...
  16. help locating oil return holes in cylinder head?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all We removed the valve cover on my '99 9.5 to find significant sludge. I want to remove some of the 'crust' (with tools and a shop vac) prior to doing an engine flush. I wanted to cover the oil return holes prior to doing this so that no debris gets lodged in them. The only problem I have...
  17. Few minor things?

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2000 Saab 9-5 it's a base model, I had the oil changed and we told him to use synthetic because I've heard of their tendencies go sludge up, but the mechanic (corvette specialist) told me that the synthetic wasn't a good idea for some reason, and I was wondering what kind of oil I...
  18. 9-3 Cam cover check - looks ok

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi Had a look inside the cam cover on my 02 9-3 2.0t today. Car has had fs 5w 40 and engine flush every 6k since 27k miles (now 110k). Pics at generally seemed clean - there was no heavy deposits where the oil pools in the head or inside the cover... apart from...
  19. The dreaded sludge

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am a new owner of a SAAB, a 2000 9-3 SE with almost 100,000. I've been doing some research and i keep reading about the "sludge" problem so many owners have been having. Is there anything i can do to prevent it? Or any other useful information to check it out? Thanks!
  20. 1999 Saab 93 needs desludged, help!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 Saab 93 with 110,000 miles. I plan to keep her until 150,000+. However, I was recently told that the engine was sludged, specifically they Indy mech replaced gasket and while having her open seen that the valve train was sludged. The car has a slight valve tap during...