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Oh not saying you could have done it wrong or anything, I dunno, it was just an aesthetics/resale thing for me
Yes, I know. Some people do things to their cars that I could never stand, and I'm sure you couldn't either. I saw a 9-3 the other day with gaudy graphics, a blacked out grill, a big ridiculous rear spoiler and a license plate that read: SAABOTAGE.
 

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I would buy the relay for $7 and call it done, you never know, plus it looks better
As a matter of fact, if you take the regular Bosch relay and squash the armature (switching bit) all together, you get a 666 mod for even less money. And you can put the Bosch cover back on it if you want.
 

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Replaced my Hengst air filter with a MANN filter. I was surprised at the differences between the 2.
 

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The Hengst filter is thicker. Both the foam/rubber/epoxy whatever the hell it is that holds the paper together and the paper itself including the pleats is thicker. It's just a thicker filter. The MANN filter is different. Thinner paper pleats/folds and more surface area is used for air. Doesn't seem like much, but the combo of the thinner paper and maximum use of surface area should help the engine breathe better. It may be a bit hard to tell with just photos but in person there is marked difference. With the way the MANN filter is built, I really don't see a need why anyone would go K&N. I've had K&N's before and sure they flow well, but they don't filter as well. The Hengst filter seems to be a bit overkill on the filtering regarding a reduction in airflow. The MANN filter seems to be a perfect balance between flow and filtration.

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Removed the fuel pump assembly from an 05 9-5. Looks like they were afraid to make the hole big enough to remove it.

Finally jostled it around enough to get it out .

If I just replace the pump within the assembly, will I be doing it again in 20k or more miles, or should I just replace the entire unit?


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The Hengst filter is thicker. Both the foam/rubber/epoxy whatever the hell it is that holds the paper together and the paper itself including the pleats is thicker. It's just a thicker filter. The MANN filter is different. Thinner paper pleats/folds and more surface area is used for air. Doesn't seem like much, but the combo of the thinner paper and maximum use of surface area should help the engine breathe better. It may be a bit hard to tell with just photos but in person there is marked difference. With the way the MANN filter is built, I really don't see a need why anyone would go K&N. I've had K&N's before and sure they flow well, but they don't filter as well. The Hengst filter seems to be a bit overkill on the filtering regarding a reduction in airflow. The MANN filter seems to be a perfect balance between flow and filtration.

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Agree. I use Mann; K&N has been debunked it is , as you say. ISO 5011 Duramax Air Filter Test Report
 

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maintenance done

Kilometers: 196000 / Miles: 121788

windshield wipers Valeo Silencio VM201 Art: 574160/267884

Spark plug set NGK BCPR6ES 1.1 (4 pcs.)

oil filter GM RD93186554 (1 pc.)

Interior filter Saab 9-5 Carbon original RD12758727 (1 pc.)

Air filter Saab 9-5 Gasoline Original RD55560911 (1 pc.)

Fuel filter Saab bosch original RD4163853 (1 pc.)

Castrol 0w30 (5 pcs.)
 

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I removed the fuel tank baffle. I have run out of gas TWICE in this car. I hadn't run out of gas since the late 1980s previously. I read all kinds of threads and watched videos about removing the pump. The hardest thing about the pump was getting the unit out through the hole in the tank. The hard tube that goes from the top to bottom makes it too big and a certain amount of brute force needs to be used - which made me uneasy since it's kind of delicate.

I was surprised that the baffle is plastic (I assumed that it was metal and has rusted off) and is four and a half feet long.

When I got the pump on the shop bench, I had a look at the sending unit mechanism. It looks like a resistance strip and a "wiper". It amazes me that such a thing can be immersed in gasoline fumes and not blow the car up. I shot DeoxyIt contact cleaner on it and wiped it around with a Q-tip.

The plastic float on the end of the float-rod spins around freely. I'm temped to epoxy it in place but I'm afraid that the gasoline will dissolve the epoxy. Should it be free to spin or should it be fixed?
 

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Took the Saabllennium Falcon in to see the Doctor.
Hit a Racoon last night. Shattered the lower grille, Cracked the lower part of the bumper. Cracked the transmission cooling lines and some other lines.
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sucks. Hope you get it fixed ok
Well, I'll find out tomorrow when I go to pick it up.
I went to Zoom 'cause it's the closest and they're good guys.They're making me a mesh grille and they're tightening up the cracked area of my bumper as well.
 

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That must have been a big friggin raccoon! I hit a coyote and it only took out a fog light.
Well, when you hit a Racoon at 90 KM/H amazing things can happen. Like watching it fly across the road and vanish into a field. It sounded like a hit a boulder.
 

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Well, when you hit a Racoon at 90 KM/H amazing things can happen. Like watching it fly across the road and vanish into a field. It sounded like a hit a boulder.
Truth. Of course driving slowly when it’s a thaw and moon is bright ? Lessons learned. A long time ago a runaway horse jumped out of. Field onto the hood of my ‘64 Chev and walked away !!! It was in Quebec. Some 1896 law saying horse owners are responsible for their animals paid the repair lol
 
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