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So drove the Sedan a few times now, did it first oil change at about 85 miles on the engine.* Next one at 500 miles

-Small oil leak on feed line for turbo (should be resolved)

-Small oil leak on oil return off turbo (think its still leaking, only one drop of oil after I turned it off though)

-Small oil leak on oil pump housing or crank seal (bugger, easy repair but not good it didn't take)

-Suspension has a few clunks from sway bar end links



I plan to get 1500-2000 miles on it before winter, drop the oil pan (this car is supposed to run on synthetic) so need to check the pan, do oil leak fixes, make some adjustments and hopefully vinyl wrap this car.






So Wagon got some new wheels, these are the wheels it would have came with in 2000.* Love the look.* Wagon just needs a brake booster for repairs.* I want to add a trailer hitch to it for extra "this car does everything factor"







Clean ecopower





Dirty ecopower





It rained today while I was putting in my new garage door opener on my side of the garage; I did my wife's side 2 years ago and it was super quiet, bought another one, said the only way I would install it is if I got that car running and it moved under its own power.











And then...we traded in her 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for a 2019 Subaru Forester.* Mitsubishi is looking like its going the way of Suzuki with Nissan mismanaging money as it is, don't think they will make it much longer than another 2-3 years.* Took the equity we had and ran.

The Forester is fantastic we got the Limited with the Power liftgate, harmon kardon, panoramic roof, and stuff.





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And I modded it

Got to like the saab singing in the rain gif.

By the way, is that a forester xt?
 

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Got to like the saab singing in the rain gif.

By the way, is that a forester xt?
They ended the XTs with the new model. I didn't want her in a turbo car anyways. N/A Subaru's tend to last a little longer.

What's w the headlights? Custom made? Where did u get those?
Headlights are custom made by me. You have to cut them open and plastic weld them back together.



Well the bad news is the oil pressure has been dropping on the engine, 300 miles in and I'm seeing 8-10psi at idle and 26-28 at 2000 rpms. I am running a Brad Penn 30w straight oil, wossner says run a conventional oil to get the rings to set. I'm going to drop the pan, check for debris, then go to Motul's 10w-40 oil and go from there. I might need to just bite the bullet and plastigauge main #3.
 

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Made a little video to have some fun.
 

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Just 4 pics to update. No words




 

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Very neat! Good thing the 9-5 already has puddle lights wired up, should make the handle wiring easy! You should look at the puddle lights on eBay that project the Saab logo. Bought a set for my Viggen and have one side installed, running wires through the factory door loom is a pain!!

Interested in the product you used for the rear lights. I’ve wanted to do something similar to the front with white lights. I think I would have done it the opposite way though, and tried to follow the slanted line on the inside of the lens. I don’t know what kind of bend those lights can accommodate though.
 

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Very neat! Good thing the 9-5 already has puddle lights wired up, should make the handle wiring easy! You should look at the puddle lights on eBay that project the Saab logo. Bought a set for my Viggen and have one side installed, running wires through the factory door loom is a pain!!

Interested in the product you used for the rear lights. I’ve wanted to do something similar to the front with white lights. I think I would have done it the opposite way though, and tried to follow the slanted line on the inside of the lens. I don’t know what kind of bend those lights can accommodate though.

The thing is though, those puddle lights only light up once you open the door. So I will be running a wire through the loom, I've done it before its not hard, I'll be pinning it with the harness on the car so it disconnects like factory.

Those Saab logo puddle lights wash out after a year of use. Many have reported that.

The rear lights is just a test to figure out a design, its just some neon tube leds off ebay. I'll be using round or square acrylic tubing shaped the way I want it, its rather easy to do
 

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I can't believe I finally saw this 2000 aero wagon again, I contacted the guy to try and buy the shell a few weeks to late after you got it. Nice to know it got the treatment it deserves though. :)
 
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