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    In my opinion Red Line is top of the line for...

    In my opinion Red Line is top of the line for maintaining a clean engine, way to good for some things and some things should never be cleaned. I would use it in my known maintenance 145K mile Saab,...
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    This is a GM Echotech engine and people have used...

    This is a GM Echotech engine and people have used almost everything to clean with varied results, Depending on mileage and engine condition, sometimes best to leave the engine alone, just pull the...
  3. Had a similar problem with my 9-3 when the right...

    Had a similar problem with my 9-3 when the right rear wheel sensor wire broke at the flex point, only difference is my wheel stopped locking, stopped clicking and didn't lock, but I have left hand...
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    This is an across the board all cars problem and...

    This is an across the board all cars problem and when you have power at the connector and no communication it is usually the engine controller. Pull the battery cable and check the plug connections...
  5. While you have a Tech 2 hooked in General...

    While you have a Tech 2 hooked in General Diagnostics is always a good idea. For your problem reset and test the BUS line, both I and O. Make sure that everything that can talk is talking.
  6. Thread: AC problems

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    About 20 years ago I spent several days pulling...

    About 20 years ago I spent several days pulling upholstery, panels and carpet included, looking at every inch of the wiring harness inside the car for a radio problem that was caused by a bad...
  7. Just because you replaced the amp doesn't mean...

    Just because you replaced the amp doesn't mean you replaced it with a good one. As you now have 2 amp 1's might as well ruin one to find out if you have 2 bad amps. Open up the box and grab hold of...
  8. Thread: AC problems

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    That is what I was wondering and a Tech 2 will...

    That is what I was wondering and a Tech 2 will give you the ability to test every part of the system, even fire the ac clutch and play with sensor temp values, but for resetting things like this a...
  9. Thread: AC problems

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    Sounds like you are really getting into this and...

    Sounds like you are really getting into this and going at it in an organized manner so I almost hate to ask, but as you still have codes and haven't mentioned it, did you reprogram the ac after...
  10. Thread: AC problems

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    Bad clutches are more common than bad...

    Bad clutches are more common than bad compressors. Your clutch kicks in, but doesn't stay, so jump the sensor at the connector and if the clutch drops out check the clutch. Don't leave jumped longer...
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    Sounds like money well spent, don't know a...

    Sounds like money well spent, don't know a contortionist in Wyoming, but replacing the sensor means topping off the reservoir and Walmart has the best price for very small amounts, or a case of small...
  12. With the Saabaru as with it's counterpart, TIMING...

    With the Saabaru as with it's counterpart, TIMING BELT, don't trust the timing belt over 60K and replace water pump with every other belt change.

    Last year I bought a boat and with these things...
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    It is common for an older convertible that sits...

    It is common for an older convertible that sits for 6 months of the year to have problems like this and the newest Saab convertible is now 7 years old. Have had vintage convertibles and problems like...
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    Sticky: Nice work.

    Nice work.
  15. Thread: Tech 2 misfires

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    Even amount of misfires means common problem and...

    Even amount of misfires means common problem and the most common problem that comes to mind is fuel related and a few tank fills with a good crud and carbon removing additive could be the cheapest...
  16. Best to actually measure your rotors before...

    Best to actually measure your rotors before ordering, in my case the label didn't match the car. When I bought rotors for my Saab I used the code to order the rotors and when they arrived the rear...
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    The steps I took might not be what you need to...

    The steps I took might not be what you need to do.

    The used laptop I purchased had originally come from the factory with VISTA installed, the refurbished computer came with Win XP installed, but...
  18. Have no idea of generic seat heater parts...

    Have no idea of generic seat heater parts availability in the Check Republic, but if you can't find seat heaters for the Saab, Opel heaters will work and most 12 volt heating pads can be made to...
  19. Go under the hood and check all of your ground...

    Go under the hood and check all of your ground connections, make sure that they are clean and tight, then check your battery voltage. Saab isn't alone in odd electrical and operational problems...
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    When you can't find a Saab build thread, look to...

    When you can't find a Saab build thread, look to the Chevy Cobault threads.
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    Step by step youbube...

    Step by step youbube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNlrurSTi4o
  22. To answer your question tires size settings are...

    To answer your question tires size settings are in service programming selection F5, if my memory serves me correctly.

    I have my own Tech 2 and I honestly don't remember if it took four or five...
  23. Sticky: Have the 2.0t in my Sportcombi and it is the GM...

    Have the 2.0t in my Sportcombi and it is the GM Echotech engine. For the most part rock solid, but the Saab ecm is different from the GM and the 07's got different fuel injectors and throttle body...
  24. Thread: 2.0t Auto MPG

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    How you drive does make a difference. I did...

    How you drive does make a difference. I did average cross country mileage on a trip to Milwaukee and expected to get the same on the way home, didn't expect to get stuck in a complete stand still ten...
  25. Thread: 2.0t Auto MPG

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    Depending on how much of your driving is city,...

    Depending on how much of your driving is city, residential short trips, or rush hour traffic, 23mpg could be good, great, or low. I average 23 around town, 29 when I go out of town and 31 on cross...
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