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  1. APC solenoid valve issues

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Situation: Bought a 1990 Saab 900 turbo with a faulty turbo (not boosting properly) Took it to local garage who know way more about Saab’s than me They checked wiring and connections and came to conclusion that the APC solenoid valve (part 7517477) was faulty They confirmed this by installing...
  2. Need Help Diagnosing

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello All, I have a 2010 9-3 Aero 2.0 t. A couple of weeks ago, I pulled off a narrow drive to let another car pass and hit a buried rock. I crushed the crossover pipe for the turbo. At least, that is what my mechanic called it. He is a good mechanic but not a Saab guy! We replaced the pipe...
  3. coolant leak, sluggish, turbo wont go all the way

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello again guys, Fixed my previous problem with the dreaded gearbox malfunction turning out to be a Crankshaft Position Sensor but still have a coolant leak even after the water pump had been replaced. Very weird one guys, the coolant tank smells if petrol! gas to you Americans :) but that...
  4. Better boost from new plugs and wires?

    C900 Workshop
    I just had a light tune up on my 92 turbo - plugs, wires, and distributor - and am now seeing much better response from the turbo. Seems strange since turbo function seems to me to be unrelated.... Is this common after a tune up?
  5. Wastegate Actuator Replacement Questions

    C900 Workshop
    Ive narrowed down my turbo issues on my 92 turbo to the wastegate actuator. I'm going to pick up a kinugawa one here: My questions are, 1) can I go with a .8 or 1 bar spring with an...
  6. Turbo troubleshooting

    C900 Workshop
    Hey Everyone. Followed some instructions from searching, my turbo was only reaching base boost (white, no yellow) in my 92 900. Pulled what I thought was the "C" line off the APC controller (the middle or center hose on the APC solenoid from the intake) and Im getting full boost. Hooray! The...
  7. 900 SE T, sudden boost loss. Help!

    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...
  8. Problem with turbo pressure.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey all Saab lovers! I'm new to this forum and I have a little problem with my 1998 2.3 LPT. Well, it is actually not a LPT anymore, because it is slightly modified. But, there is a problem with my cars boost pressure, I think. When accelerating from lower rpm with 3, 4 or 5 gear, then the...
  9. Johnfliesagain 89 900 conv

    New Member Introductions
    I have been looking at an 89 900 convertible 5 speed in Baltimore MD. Priced at 1,700 USD, turbo,red top ok, rear window ok. 170k miles appx. But won't go into reverse. current owner states simple repair in shift lever, the ring you pull up has no tension. so it is in the lever assembly. 50...
  10. Turbo Swapped 2000 9-5 wagon

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Asking: $3600 This is my 2000 saab 9-5 wagon. It has a 2.3l turbo swapped engine. it currently has 244,000 miles on it, but the engine was replaced by saab at 130,000 due to the previous owners sludge issue. since then the car has had oil changes every 5,000 miles with 5w-30 fully synthetic...
  11. No boost from turbo

    9-5 Workshop
    Hoping someone can help me out here. My 01 9-5 2.3L base model turbo went and I replaced it with one I had in a box of parts. The replacement turbo came with an engine I bought for another project and was reported to have 92k miles. The newturbo is not blowing smoke but I have no boost and...
  12. Lowering 2000 93

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a very nice, clean 2000 saab 93 turbo. I love everything about the car....Except for the ride height. i would love to lower it to the point where it is an inch off of the ground but i dont want to hurt the body. However, i still want to lower it as low as i safely can. my budget is just...
  13. Wastegate adjustment

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    All, Last night i removed the cir clip on my wastegate actuator, and rotated the arm clockwise two full rotations. This is said to have raised the base boost level by .04 bar. driving last night and this morning briefly, i have noticed slightly quicker spool, and more consistent WOT boost...