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Hello!
After a few months of fail free driving, I just got this persistent error;
Coolant Low, please refill.
Coolant level has been checked, both cold and hot, sits perfectly between Hot and Cold (a bit hard to see inside the black expansion tank).
So did not refill, warning still there.
Where is the coolant level sensor sitting on the V6? :confused:
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IIRC it is integrated into the tank. So you have to replace the whole thing.
 

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Maybe just try putting in some coolant tapping the sensor. It's at the base of the tank.

Diggs, are you sure it's integrated on the V6?
 

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I read a thread here recently where someone had the same problem. Turns out the float had split allowing coolant in. Since you'd have to cut the tank open to get it out and replace it, and since the tank is pressurized, it wouldn't be worth the effort. I'd just replace the whole tank.
 

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Floater...

I read a thread here recently where someone had the same problem. Turns out the float had split allowing coolant in. Since you'd have to cut the tank open to get it out and replace it, and since the tank is pressurized, it wouldn't be worth the effort. I'd just replace the whole tank.
Makes sense, the indication and reason therefor. Split/leaky float... Had exactly the same issue in my espresso maker. Still waiting to order a new one for it...

It's not always there now, every 2-3 time of starting. Not sure who is responsible for this, I mean the tank was replaced under the TSB just a few years ago. Rubbish quality, imho. :x

So, another 125+ USD or if ordered here, the double...

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My 2006 9-3 SC 2.0t was leaking coolant from the top of the reservoir. Every so often I would get a low coolant warning. While car was stone cold in morning I would add just a slight bit of distilled water. I did this maybe 2-3 times over a 2 year period so it was a very slight leak but it was getting worse.

Since the car was in the shop for a separate issue we decided to replace the whole reservoir and hoses. Possibly I could have gotten away with just a new cap but I have 124K on the car so it seemed like a good preventative.

This was my first time using this shop. They are very reputable though I wouldn't say cheap. High rent district in Orange County, CA. Saab and Volvo specialists. They are definitely charging full boat for parts as I compared them against eeuroparts. I think they were fair with the labor.

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Total Parts: 232.42 and labor 103.20. They replaced 3 hoses, the expansion tank and the cap. The cap was $22 for the Saab version. Think its about $17ish at eeuro. Expansion tank was $71 and it goes for $58 at eeuro. Maybe I could have done it cheaper myself but the convenience was worth it this time.
 

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My 2006 9-3 SC 2.0t was leaking coolant from the top of the reservoir. Every so often I would get a low coolant warning. While car was stone cold in morning I would add just a slight bit of distilled water. I did this maybe 2-3 times over a 2 year period so it was a very slight leak but it was getting worse.

Since the car was in the shop for a separate issue we decided to replace the whole reservoir and hoses. Possibly I could have gotten away with just a new cap but I have 124K on the car so it seemed like a good preventative.

This was my first time using this shop. They are very reputable though I wouldn't say cheap. High rent district in Orange County, CA. Saab and Volvo specialists. They are definitely charging full boat for parts as I compared them against eeuroparts. I think they were fair with the labor.

For reference:
Total Parts: 232.42 and labor 103.20. They replaced 3 hoses, the expansion tank and the cap. The cap was $22 for the Saab version. Think its about $17ish at eeuro. Expansion tank was $71 and it goes for $58 at eeuro. Maybe I could have done it cheaper myself but the convenience was worth it this time.
That's not a bad markup on parts at all. Sounds like a winner.
 

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I read a thread here recently where someone had the same problem. Turns out the float had split allowing coolant in. Since you'd have to cut the tank open to get it out and replace it, and since the tank is pressurized, it wouldn't be worth the effort. I'd just replace the whole tank.
That does make sense.

And Sandy I don't think there has been any real issues with this, actually this is the first I've heard of it.
I imagine over time these eventually wear out especially being under pressure.
 

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The exact same issue seems to have happened to my 2006 Aero. Tank was replaced a few years ago under the recall. Only 60k miles on the car.

Low coolant started coming on late last winter when it was really cold. Didn't see it once the temps stayed above 20F. It started coming on again now that it is cold, so I checked the tank. Coolant was at the very bottom well below the L mark on the orange indicator (I assume that is the level indicator). I wasn't sure where to fill it to since I can't see a "Cold" or "Hot" mark, just H and L. So I filled it just to the L while cold and the indicator stayed off until the thermostat opened the first time. I filled it halfway between the marks, now it comes on every start. The level in the tank is holding. A cracked float makes sense.

Post back if you get the problem fixed.
 

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Is the site legit?
Seems all products are way too cheap?
Also a lot of spelling and grammatical errors...
Hmmm, tempting, but need to know if they are legit. :confused:

Hell at that price it'd be worth the gamble. So you lose $12, if legit you'd save a bundle. Go for it and let us know!
 

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Hell at that price it'd be worth the gamble. So you lose $12, if legit you'd save a bundle. Go for it and let us know!
Well, it's not only about the doe... :cry:

I have just spent almost a year trying to sort out fraudulent use of one of my credit cards. I don't want to go through that again, and am VERY sceptic about online site promising good prices on the stuff you've been searching for... :roll:

In my case it was an HSBC card, and while not completely revealed to me, it seems like disgruntled HSBC back office employees had been selling card numbers to the highest bidders... This problem is REAL! :nono;

Extra protection layers provided by ie PayPal might increase security a bit, but....
 

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Well, it's not only about the doe... :cry:

I have just spent almost a year trying to sort out fraudulent use of one of my credit cards. I don't want to go through that again, and am VERY sceptic about online site promising good prices on the stuff you've been searching for... :roll:

In my case it was an HSBC card, and while not completely revealed to me, it seems like disgruntled HSBC back office employees had been selling card numbers to the highest bidders... This problem is REAL! :nono;

Extra protection layers provided by ie PayPal might increase security a bit, but....
That really sucks. I now shred everything with personal details on it instead of putting it in the bin. You just don't know where stuff will turn up nowadays. And digital stuff is even worse than hard copy stuff.
 

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So, checked locally and it's about 250 usd, part only. Available...

The site above seems suspicious imo. It runs on a sub domain of myrealwealth.com, seemingly no connection whatsoever. Does not offer PayPal payments, only Google checkout, that was ended 2 years ago.

Still too cheap to ignore, just sent the customer service an web mail, will see if they answer...???
 

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If something is too good to be true.....
 

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Well, it's not only about the doe... :cry:

I have just spent almost a year trying to sort out fraudulent use of one of my credit cards. I don't want to go through that again, and am VERY sceptic about online site promising good prices on the stuff you've been searching for... :roll:

In my case it was an HSBC card, and while not completely revealed to me, it seems like disgruntled HSBC back office employees had been selling card numbers to the highest bidders... This problem is REAL! :nono;

Extra protection layers provided by ie PayPal might increase security a bit, but....

Get a Greendot card or a Visa Vanilla. It isn't linked to you and if you are out money....you're only out you what you put on it. ;)
 
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