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  1. 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...
  2. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys, like many other people with boost issues my boost was limited to the upper end of the yellow section and my acceleration was abnormal. Ive had an intermittent misfire in cylinder 4 that only happens when there's a lot of stress on the engine usually getting on a highway in 3rd. I...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had my car towed by recovery due to warning message on dash saying *Limited performance* there was no management or warning light on the dash. Recovery firm didnt have the software to read the ECU. The engine dropped power and at the front of the engine on idle and acceleration there is a...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a SAAB 9-5 5 speed 2000 wagon and I observed that they've got two types of clusters for the same year and model. One looks pretty basic ( attached pic # 1 ) and LACKS the TURBO needle (though its a 2.5 Turbo engine in both cases ) - that would be mine and in the another type that looks...
  5. 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...
  6. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My 2003 linear has a slight burning rubber smell every once in a while that comes in through the vents. Engine temp stays below 9O'clock mark so it doesn't appear to be overheating. I did just do a coolant flush about 2 months ago and replaced with pentosin and wondered if that might have...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I have read and read and read on here about the turbo gauge not going out of the white. I bought my 2000 Saab 9-3 Turbo about a month and a half ago and the boost had never gone out of the white. After reading here I started today by checking all of the vacuum lines. They all looked great...
  8. 9-5 Workshop
    I just installed a refurbished turbo on my 1999 9-5 4cyl. I followed all instructions on pre oiling bearing, crank engine w/o ignition, idle for 5min etc. All banjo bolts kept their seals, all looked good. Then I drove it, and power was off. Lots of blue smoke when under load. Afterwards...
  9. 9000 Workshop
    My son inherited a 97 9000CSE (no apparent mods) and when we accelerate hard, there is a lot of what I'll call air noise. The sound is NOT louder with the windows down and may in fact be louder with them up. It's never had the boost I recall from a friends older 900. I'm wondering where we...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Went to a car meet last night when leaving I give it a bit bouncing of the red line in 1st my car suddenly started to shudder and miss fire and I had to do a 7 mile drive back home After getting home I pluged my dio kit in and have has the following Absolute manifold pressure circuit P1301...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everyone, I bought a 2004 9-3 aero 2.0T sedan with 116,000 km last month without much knowledge of what i was getting in to. Yesterday while travelling at about 120 km/h i floored it in 6th to pass someone and as soon as the turbo guage got to red my car started to stutter and refused to...
  12. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a 1999 Saab 9-5 SE. It started blowing blue smoke out the exhaust last week. I started reading up on here and sounded like the turbo was the problem. I looked around and this is what I found. There is no sign of oil in the induction system. Throtle body is clean. PCV system seems in fair...
  13. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 99 saab 9 3 red chip car. The car has trouble running when you stop at red lights tops signs or when it is just running in park. It goes down in rpms and almost stalls and does stall sometimes. There is often a heavy odor of rotten eggs when accelerating or when the car almost stalls...
  14. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, I am new to the forum, but have had a love of Saabs for years, owning 3 prior models. This afternoon, after driving 2 hours to look at it, I bought a used 1999 9-5. It has 160K on it. The owner said that it needed a vacuum pump (brakes), however, he has driven it that way. Prior...
  15. 9000 Workshop
    Hello everyone! I'm new to this and I'm looking for some help with my problem. My problem is that I'm no longer getting the full amount of boost out of my turbo like I use to and the car is no longer pulling hard through the rpm range. Normally I would say the turbo was shot but I am still...
  16. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've started a new post to summarize the current situation with my son's 2000 9-3 convertible. For the original thread (i.e., more details if desired) see the following: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166332&highlight=light+blue+smoke+exhaust I'm trying to isolate the...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Fitted with a new brake booster and master cylinder, my son headed off to college with his 2000 9-3 convertible linear with 99k miles. About 45 minutes into the 3 hour drive the vehicle started smoking profusely from the exhaust, causing a smoke screen on the highway. We checked the oil, which...
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