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  1. 2007 9-5 intercooler/hose cleaning after turbo change. Air lock in coolant?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, Finally got around to fitting my new refurb'd GT17 turbo. First point is there appears to be an air lock in the coolant system as I only got about 1.7 litres into it. I had assumed I could run the car and fill up accordingly.. however, when I start the car there is a huge amount of...
  2. 1990 SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible 5-Speed

    1990 SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible 5-Speed

  3. 2005 2.0T Linear P0606 and P0638 with Power Loss

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I got a 2005 9-3 Linear 2.0T from a guy a month ago who said it needed a new turbo due to power loss. The power issue is like a restriction; I lightly press on the accelerator the car drives fine, however once I put my foot down the acceleration does not move it simply will go to the...
  4. 2003 Aero Turbo replacement - compatible years

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm in need of a new turbo for my 2003 9-5 Aero. I've found a low miles pull (58k) from an 06 B235R 9-5. I'm thinking this will work - Will this bolt right up?
  5. Wanted: B-engine turbo exhaust manifold 99T/900T

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Looking for an exhaust manifold for b-engine turbo (1978 99 Turbo or 1979-1980 900 Turbo) in excellent/uncracked condition. Later version preferred but let me know what you have. Thanks
  6. 1994 Saab 900 Convertible (NSS Issues)

    C900 Workshop
    So I've been having issues where that car will start sometimes when I put the shifter in the right position. Now it completely pooped out on me.. no matter what I do to the shifter it will not start. This led me to believe It had to do with the NSS (Neutral Safety Switch) After coming to this...
  7. Saab Noob temperature query (overheating?)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi guys. So I've always liked Saab's but never owned one until yesterday, when I decided to go old school and buy a 2001 9-3 SE 2.0 Turbo. I'm used to driving modern German diesels like the Golf GT-TDI, Mercedes ML320, Jetta TDI etc and haven't had a petrol turbo car since the 90's. First...
  8. How to decrease acceleration hesitation from a stop?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys and gals, What is the deal with my auto 9-3? Maybe someone can tell me if this is related to engine management or if it is even fixable at all. Seems as though I can fly around town just fine getting in the boost with my hair in the wind. But when it comes to that initial acceleration...
  9. 2.8T F40 Clutch, Pressure Plate, and Flywheel Stack Height

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    This is probably the more appropriate sub forum for this question as I posted in the generic 9-3 forum. Does anyone here have a new or busted up stock 2.8T pressure plate, flywheel, and clutch that could be measured for overall stack height? I'm attempting to find out if the stock...
  10. 9-3 2003 White Smoke and Faults

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello All, I am at my wits end with Saab and really need some help. Bought the car new in 2003 and it has 95,000 miles. Started spewing white smoke and after reading everything I could find I did a compression test which was ok and then replaced my turbo. Did the work myself and when I was done...
  11. Trying not to lose hope on our Saab...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Our family decided to dive into the Saab pool this year, after years of consideration. We bought an '87 900 turbo first, because we missed having a fun manual to tool around in and then decided to pick up an '06 9-3 2.0T Sportcombi as a daily driver. We have been working our way through issues...
  12. Turbo Related Question

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone, First off I would like to say this is my first post here and that is only because of all the help from the members of this great community. That being said my beloved 2005 Linear with 175000 miles has been giving me issues across the board, but I'll be specific to this one...
  13. Looking to boost leak test

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Any one know the size of the inlet for the turbo? Looking to grab a kit off ebay so I can strap it around the opening.
  14. "Heady" sound after oil change and cold weather... Turbo gauge only drops to 3 now

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    "Heady" sound after oil change and cold weather... Turbo gauge only drops to 3 now I just recently got an oil change at Jiffy Lube for my 2009 9-3 Sportcombi XWD 2.0T. For about 1 month prior I was getting an occasional "check oil" warning but I didn't drive it all that much, maybe 300 miles...
  15. 2000 Saab 9-3 with Turbo Upgrade - Cleveland, OH

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Name: Location: Cleveland, OH Means of contact: [email protected] Price: $1000 Transmission Type (auto/manual): Manual Mileage (miles/kms): 175K Miles Up for sale is a lovingly-owned MANUAL 2000 Sabb 9-3 with 175K on the clock. Though the base model, this was owned by a Saab...
  16. Dynamic Oil Leak: Back of Engine

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Alright Saab community, I need you guys. A long story short, I have a large amount of oil leaking on the turbo side of the engine that is (of course :roll:) getting onto the down pipe and exhaust, which is smoking up pretty badly. And unfortunately, I haven't been able to source the leak...
  17. Why does my car feel so underpowered?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I've got a 2002 9-3, automatic transmission, that is extremely peppy and extremely quick. I've done nothing to it myself other than new brakes and suspension. I don't know the complete history of the vehicle before I got it, but I don't think anyone remapped the ECU. I think it's...
  18. Turbo Whoosh Noise

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys and gals, I thought our cars with stock airbox is not supposed to have Turbo Whoose noise? On my '03, when it had the Garrett Turbo, When I pull hard and let go I can hear a faint but definitive dump noise. Now that I have swapped the GT2052 to a TD04 (Haven't remapped the ECU yet)...
  19. Urgent Help Please - TD04 Swap Oil Return Line too short

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, I'm in the process of finishing ff a GT2052 to TD04 swap. Everything went okay (very fiddly though). The donor TD04 and all the oil + coolant lines were from a genuine Aero. When I installed the Oil return line, I found it to be too short to reach the sump drain hole securely. The...
  20. New turbo

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, I just replaced the turbo in my 2002 9-3 2.0 which was no small feat for someone with a limited experience level btw. Anyway, I ran the car for about 15 mins and watched the smoke from the exhaust continue to pour out and check for any leaks. I noticed oil dripping from parts of the...