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  1. Kyle Pancis on his YouTube site has estimated...

    Kyle Pancis on his YouTube site has estimated that he is spending $2,000 per year maintaining his 9-3. I usually estimate $5,000 per year depreciation on a new equivalent for my 2008 9-3. Door locks...
  2. Sticky: Auto Autopsy YouTube channel has a 2008 9-3 Turbo...

    Auto Autopsy YouTube channel has a 2008 9-3 Turbo X purchased with 178,000 miles and MotionAutoTV YouTube channel has two 2008 9-3 Aeros which were totaled and restored with part cars. So a 9-3 V6...
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    No suspension noise noted. Everything is fixed....

    No suspension noise noted. Everything is fixed. Only noise now is tire noise. Rear suspension is good also.
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    Door locks replaced and working. Saab Service...

    Door locks replaced and working. Saab Service Center charge for 2 hours each door lock replacement was $500. I supplied the parts.
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    Door locks worked for two weeks, but now both are...

    Door locks worked for two weeks, but now both are failing on an irregular pattern. I have made an appointment to have both locks replaced by my Saab Service Center.
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    Front suspension is now great. I notice the front...

    Front suspension is now great. I notice the front suspension has less bounce than the rear suspension going over speed bumps. The self leveling shock absorbers have already been replaced once and the...
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    Do you have a Saab Service Center available to...

    Do you have a Saab Service Center available to you? The two Saab Service Centers I use in Florida and Texas warranty their work for 2 years with Orio original parts. I never worry about unnecessary...
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    This morning as I was having a repair performed...

    This morning as I was having a repair performed on my wife's 9-3 XWD, Guy at Swede Central said he talked to you yesterday. I showed him your post. If your repair gets complicated you might want him...
  9. I always keep 3 active key fobs for the 2009 9-3...

    I always keep 3 active key fobs for the 2009 9-3 XWD. The unlock button failed on my personal fob yesterday evening. I took my wife's fob, but left my daughter's fob in Daytona since I did not want...
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    Replaced left and right lower control arms with...

    Replaced left and right lower control arms with bushings, and left and right tie rods (repair kits) today. This has eliminated the front suspension noise over the rough roads in my neighborhood. All...
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    You have an excellent Saab Service Center at...

    You have an excellent Saab Service Center at Swede Central in Winter Park, FL. 407-599-4900. If you want to do the work yourself they could give you at least the list of the parts you will need. If...
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    I ordered and paid for the rear door lock,...

    I ordered and paid for the rear door lock, #12759695. But, what I received was #12803479 which costs $20 more. I was not charged extra for this part.
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    When I asked about the difference...
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    2008 9-3 SS door locks

    I have had previous problems with the front driver's side door lock, but have had no problems for the last few years now after replacing it for the third time. The problem now is the front...
  14. SwedeCentral are the Saab mechanics of the former...

    SwedeCentral are the Saab mechanics of the former Orlando Cadillac Saab dealership. They work on non-Saabs also. Their Saab customs are a very enthusiastic group.
  15. If you don't find satisfaction locally, you could...

    If you don't find satisfaction locally, you could drive up to Orlando to SwedeCentral. They are an official Saab Service Center and are very good. Address is 700 Jackson Avenue, Winter Park, FL. Guy...
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    Thank you. Orio cited a law which restricts...

    Thank you.

    Orio cited a law which restricts placing automobile tires in service after 10 years but states that the restriction does not apply to spare tires. I am not sure whether the law is...
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    Untuned 9-3s can run on regular gas (US octane...

    Untuned 9-3s can run on regular gas (US octane 87), but stage 1 tuned 9-3s need premium gas (US octane 93). Lower octane gasoline will limit the horsepower of a stage 1 tune. So, first make sure you...
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    Orio is listing "new" never used 9-3 spare tires...

    Orio is listing "new" never used 9-3 spare tires available in Sweden. They shipped at least 3 tires about 6 months ago to the US, in Orio US inventory. Thinking a recently manufactured tire was...
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    A new Pirelli 125/85R16 to replace the original...

    A new Pirelli 125/85R16 to replace the original is definitely not available. (Watch out for used spares on Ebay.) A full size spare 215/55R16 does not fit the tire space in the trunk.
    Other...
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    10 year old spare tires

    I had a nail removed today by Discount Tire. They noticed that my never used spare tire was made in 2007 and therefore older than 10 years. They suggested replacing it for safety reasons. The spare...
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    Front Sway Bar Bearings resolved the clunking...

    Front Sway Bar Bearings resolved the clunking noise I was concerned about but has now revealed a lesser front end noise over the same rough roads. I am thinking it is probably the front lower control...
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    Front Sway Bar Bearings (Bushings) replaced...

    Front Sway Bar Bearings (Bushings) replaced today. The old ones, on the 9-3 for 10 years, had to be cut off. Took Swede Central between 1 and 2 hours to replace the bushings. I supplied the parts...
  23. Sticky: It's more important as to how well the 9-3 has...

    It's more important as to how well the 9-3 has been maintained. Rubber parts wear faster than metal, so the newer the better - like 2011. Make sure there is no intake value issue with 2007 plus...
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    After matching the noise online to a video, I...

    After matching the noise online to a video, I have decided to replace the front Sway Bar Bushings or (Bearings), Saab part # 93193816. The noise is heard louder in the front on the driver's side...
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    The noise that I am noting sounds like the rear...

    The noise that I am noting sounds like the rear right shock upper mount bushing I had replaced at 55,871 miles with the current miles at 76,000. Going over rough roads there is a lot of other noise...
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