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Hello

I have recently purchased a tasty saab 95t SE
Amongst the bits and bobs I found a call out sheet for a B/D, so I contacted the depo to confirm what was done, flat battery it was.
They also confirmed another call out for a cam belt fault, adding that they took it to a saab dealer for repair.

Now for my question............ when I called the garage to see if they could supply me with some details they said they could at £25 for the lot. The lot being all/any paper work they have. I have 3 service sheets from them but not this one so I'm wondering if there is any central web sites from saab where I could get this info freely or at least pro-rata the amount of paperwork I'm missing.

I'm trying to see where this car is service wise and what I might need to do ie the SLUDGE BUG is very worrying to me all though all the signs are good.

Thanks for any help
 

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Hi Mark
It would help if we knew a bit more.

What engine you have? What year? What mileage?

Did you buy the car from a main agent?

I take it you don’t have a properly filled in service book!



I don’t know of anywhere else but the main agents that you can get a full service history from.



You say it had a call out for a cam belt: it is only the 3.0 V6 that has a cam belt and these do NOT appear to suffer with the SLUDGE as long as they have been properly serviced.



If it is a V6 then changing the cam belt and the tensioner is Very Important at the 54K and 108K mileage.



HTH

Pete
 

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My first 9-5 had one owner - Saab GB

My first 9-5 had a full and detailled service history from - Saab GB

I had it 36hrs before the engine failed :eek:

Dont trust the history, if its a 4 cylinder car get the sump droped and cleaned, refil with fully synth and get the latest PCV modification done ASAP!
 

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Hy there Pete

Thanks for the reply.
It's a 2.0 Litre 9-5 W plate year 2000 with 90K on it.

The service book shows a lot of the servicing but I know it's had work done that no paper work is held for.
Most if not all the service work has been recorded but some of the other work hasn't been kept or has been misplaced.

When I phoned the B/D call out company they indicated that they had responded twice to this vehicle. Once for a flat battery and an earlier call out they said had "cam" written on the job sheet and that they took it to a saab dealer for repair.

It is this repair I was trying to find out more about be it belt or chain.

I must say it runs beautifully smooth and purrs like a contented cat but I would like to know what work has been done.
It looks like I'm going to have to pay the £25 lump sum demanded to find out.

I've only had the car a short while and I'm still reading up the user manual and visiting places like here.
Before buying I went over the points as listed by "Wise buyers guides" and all seemed ok, none of the points they say to be aware of stood out but it has had a new Turbo fitted a short while ago.

The only thing I wasn't aware of was the SLUDGE BUG but again checking all the rubber pipes etc all seems well there too.

I suppose I might do or have done the sump drop to check the oil draw up pipe hasn't got all it's mesh filter blocking up, there are some horror stories out there regarding engine failures.

Or am I becoming paranoid................

Mark
 

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Not paranoid at all Mark, it's worth doing if only for the peace of mind it brings.

This £25 they're charging you. This is from a Saab dealer right?
 

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Thanks Gents
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Chris >>> 36Hrs then failure eeeeek, but you remained with saab, so there's hope then?
When mine had the turbo done they drained it and added new synth oil & filter too, I can not check if they did a sump drop at the same time though, I suspect not.

Gazolzwurf >>> Not sure if they are a MAIN dealer but they are a saab "Specialist" garage whatever that is.

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Mark, purely for peace of mind get the sump dropped and checked for sludge. Your car is the right age for it to be a problem and the £100 it will cost is a lot better than the min of £1800 for a new engine.
 
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