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    Some tyres if they will last 40,000 miles! I...

    Some tyres if they will last 40,000 miles! I reckon to get 15,000 from fronts and 30,000 from rears.
  2. I recall seeing a procedure involving a slide...

    I recall seeing a procedure involving a slide hammer to remove the barrel. Screw it into the key slot and then slide upwards.
  3. They are a single assembly so, as you have to...

    They are a single assembly so, as you have to remove the whole lot anyway, you might as well just get a replacement starter.
  4. Sounds like the starter solenoid isn't making...

    Sounds like the starter solenoid isn't making properly. On the 9-5 the solenoid also engages the pinion with the ring gear on the flywheel , until it is engaged the starter won't turn. If it were a...
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    Answering the headline question, the starter...

    Answering the headline question, the starter motor is on the back of the engine as you face it from the front of the car. Access is normally from underneath the car.
  6. Some good thinking but the problem with going...

    Some good thinking but the problem with going below 1/4 tank isn't sediment, it is water. Any water is more dense than fuel and will collect at the bottom of the tank. A small amount isn't a problem...
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    This ia s 20 year old head unit, it lives in a...

    This ia s 20 year old head unit, it lives in a relatively damp environment and suffers vibration and heat cycling it shouldn't be any surprise that they suffer a few issues. That said they are pretty...
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    Sorry, can't help with that:D

    Sorry, can't help with that:D
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    Have you downloaded WIS? If not I would...

    Have you downloaded WIS?

    If not I would strongly advise that you do so here http://saabworld.net/showthread.php?t=33310

    Other than that you are talking about an axle, there is no front axle on...
  10. Translation Hello everybody! I recently...

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    Hello everybody!

    I recently bought a 2005 9-5 and now I want to add an aux connector. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as the 2002 9-5 that I already own. The problem seems to be the...
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    There is a known problem with the factory...

    There is a known problem with the factory Navigation system that means that the clock fails if the battery is disconnected, or the head unit is disconnected. You might like to look here...
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    One sure way to check whether they are the same...

    One sure way to check whether they are the same is to check the part numbers, if both have the same P/N they are the same.
  13. Thread: A5/B5

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    The handbook for the 2007 9-5 says the following:...

    The handbook for the 2007 9-5 says the following:

    Approved engine oils:
    All gasoline engines - Fully synthetic engine oil - approved
    against the GM-LL-A025 specification - with viscosity
    SAE...
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    Before you even consider the cylinder head,...

    Before you even consider the cylinder head, replace the pressure cap on the coolant expansion bottle. If the coolant isn't under pressure it will boil.
  15. Thread: A5/B5

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    The problem is that some of the API...

    The problem is that some of the API specifications don't actually require that an oil is synthetic so it may meet the spec but be semi-synth so it pays to check the packaging before purchase.

    By...
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    I had a set of power folding mirrors for my...

    I had a set of power folding mirrors for my previous car, indeed I fitted them, however the folding circuit is simple but strange. I wanted to arrange for the mirrors to fold when I locked the car...
  17. Thread: A5/B5

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    Except that it would be as well to stick with...

    Except that it would be as well to stick with fully synthetic oil.
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    It is possible, I know of one person who had a...

    It is possible, I know of one person who had a new windscreen earlier this year in the SE of England.
  19. Thread: WIS online

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    Thanks, bookmarked.

    Thanks, bookmarked.
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    There is no technical reason why you should not...

    There is no technical reason why you should not retrofit any factory option to a 2001 9-5 however you do need all the bits not just the obvious so, for the mirror you need the memory module and the...
  21. One of your problems may be that very few other...

    One of your problems may be that very few other users call any part of an exhaust system a "resonator", even though that may be the technically correct term. As I am sure you are aware EPC calls the...
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    Much safer all round to leave the lamps but...

    Much safer all round to leave the lamps but remove the bulbs, they really are quite useless in most circumstances. In the UK they are only legal, with the headlights off, in falling snow or fog. We...
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    You need to wire the two lights in parallel, if...

    You need to wire the two lights in parallel, if you wire them in series then they will only light at half brightness.
  24. The 2.3 Saab engine uses a timing chain, they...

    The 2.3 Saab engine uses a timing chain, they neither hiss nor slip.
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    All good stuff but, getting the ashtray out is...

    All good stuff but, getting the ashtray out is the hardest bit, the mechanism on top tends to foul on the aperture.
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