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    Merry Christmas SaabWorld!

    Hope everyone has a happy, safe holiday season!

    -Andy
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    Wow, I've been off of Saabworld for longer that I...

    Wow, I've been off of Saabworld for longer that I thought :( . Still haven't ordered the BlueSaab. I just got back to the point of thinking about farkles for the 9-5 again.

    This Saabaux looks...
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    I currently have the one on my car temporarily...

    I currently have the one on my car temporarily stuck together with RTV and zip ties. A new one is ~25ish from eEuro (mine is currently sitting on the workbench) .

    It's a bit fiddly to reach...
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    Welcome! Good plan on dropping the sump ASAP...

    Welcome! Good plan on dropping the sump ASAP before any damage happens!
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    BlueSaab 9-3/9-5 Arduino Bluetooth kit

    I mentioned this discovery in my project car thread, but I figured a separate post might help more people. I discovered that somebody has developed a kit to add integrated bluetooth phone and music...
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    That's awesome that your daughter just dives in...

    That's awesome that your daughter just dives in and troubleshoots for herself! I'm trying to get mine to both be self-reliant as well.

    OK brief update. I've done, well, not much, to the car in...
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    LOL, well, we were kind of bored with no football...

    LOL, well, we were kind of bored with no football to yell at the TV today, so...

    Yes, the bushings are shot. My son ripped a couple centers out by hand. We'll wire wheel and paint it like on the...
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    OK first update in awhile. I've been pretty...

    OK first update in awhile. I've been pretty de-motivated lately, for a number of reasons. My son shamed me into finally getting the subframe out while it was 55 degrees. In Ohio. In January. ...
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    Yes from what I've learned on here, the T-IV and...

    Yes from what I've learned on here, the T-IV and 3309 are the same formulation. Glad you were able to find some!
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    You can also search for Mobil 3309 ATF; I've...

    You can also search for Mobil 3309 ATF; I've gotten it shipped from Amazon, but no clue what kind of retail presence they have in SA or if there's a better option.

    Also, welcome to SaabWorld!
  11. Nice! Your wife is a keeper!!

    Nice! Your wife is a keeper!!
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    Nice. Which one is this? Did you do the install...

    Nice. Which one is this? Did you do the install yourself?
    Whooray clued me in to the DDX593 last week, which I'm definitely considering down the road.
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    Interesting development on what I thought was the...

    Interesting development on what I thought was the throttle body driveability issue. The car finally threw a code last week - P0101. I first re checked all the connections between the MAF and the...
  14. OK that's weird. I had to google Laphroaig. ...

    OK that's weird. I had to google Laphroaig. I'll be right over to help you drink it while we think about this :cheesy:






    Seriously, that's an odd set of circumstances. I'm wondering if...
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    Today's adventure: ...

    Today's adventure:
    http://saabworld.net/images/imported/2016/01/40.jpg

    I'm kicking myself for not changing the radiator while I had the front half of the car disassembled a month ago. The left...
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    Not sure what the cost to have a shop do the...

    Not sure what the cost to have a shop do the bushings would be. You can buy a set for $65 or so, but they need to be pressed out/in. I did this on one of my cars recently, and am about to do it...
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    @Whooray - I really, really like that Kenwood! ...

    @Whooray - I really, really like that Kenwood! Bookmarking for later reference.
    $350 is not much more than people have been spending on Nexus installs, and less than many of them. The only...
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    Not a whole lot of progress this week. I did get...

    Not a whole lot of progress this week.
    I did get a couple care packages from RockAuto:
    http://saabworld.net/images/imported/2016/01/38.jpg
    Got a gasket set, head bolts, air filter, trans seals,...
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    The clunk could also be subframe bushings. The...

    The clunk could also be subframe bushings. The drive/reverse shift was very noticable in mine before I changed the bushings. I was a bit surprised, but the rear motor mount wasn't completely shot. ...
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    Bummer. Gotta move fast on them! Keep...

    Bummer. Gotta move fast on them!

    Keep looking, and one will turn up!
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    Sorry Wulf, should have remembered the buyers'...

    Sorry Wulf, should have remembered the buyers' guide!

    PDX, don't stress about issues list- many of them are quick, easy fixes or things that will show up over time gradually. Any car, even...
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    I think almost anything on these cars 'can' be...

    I think almost anything on these cars 'can' be done as DIYs depending on your experience, and time.
    The throttle body potentiometer wear out inside which starts giving drivability problems. Ohioan...
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    Off the top of my head, the most common issues...

    Off the top of my head, the most common issues are sludge (less likely with newer car, and actually changing the oil with synthetic), the stupid coolant bypass valve ($22 to get rid of it forever), ...
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    I'd say grab that '03 if it's clean and well...

    I'd say grab that '03 if it's clean and well maintained by a Saabist. I have two 9-5s now, one of which currently occupies two bays of my garage :o. They're basically at opposite ends of the...
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    In addition to the air filter housing, the hose...

    In addition to the air filter housing, the hose from the turbo to the intercooler is down on the right. I'd the car is throwing a CEL code now, also check the hose connections after the mass airflow...
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