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Hello again to you all, been away for a few years since owning my 900 carlsson which I still miss! I am now the proud owner of a '01 Saab 9-5 Aero Estate (auto) in Cosmic Blue. Just a few quick questions really. Hope you can help!

1. Which service does the timing chain get done?

2. Can you tell me which model Stereo I have, CD/Rad/Cass 5 speakers ?

3. Which upgrades would you recommend performance wise - I have been looking on www.partsforsaabs.com at their 99-01 9-5 aero ECU upgrade which takes peak to 274bhp and 434lb torque. Any one done this yet?? :cheesy:
 

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Wow, thanks for that post Chris 9-5, I guess I have an AS3.....(sounds freakin awesome btw) always wondered which one I had.
 

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Cheers Chris 9-5, good site.

The car I have purchased is touching 100k but has FSH so was confident to proceed. I was informed by a local Saab specialist that because of the balancer shafts and cam that with an auto (especially with kickdown) that the chain can snap, so was concerned slightly.

Can anybody inform me what is required on a 90k service (major/minor?)
 

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Welcome back erik. I have recently upgraded my manual aero with the stage 1 BSR PPC thingy me bob and the improvement is quite good. Dont know the effect on an auto but the manual 1st and 2nd gears are virtually the same due to the limits placed on the gearbox by the programme. Too much torque etc andno gearbox I am told. However 3rd and 4th a lot different. It really picks up and spins in 3rd and in my opinion is more like a 2nd gear in other cars. All through the range the throttle gives a more positive response and the car just wants to accelerate all the time.Difficult to stay at respectable speeds I,m afraid. If you want a spin I,m only in south liverpool just by Junct 6 of the 62.

Best of luck DAV
 

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