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    Nokian opens factory in the US

    https://www.nokiantires.com/daytonfactory/updates/

    https://www.nokiantires.com/daytonfactory/

    Years ago, I bought a nice set of Hakkapellitta H10 studded snow tires that were made in Finland....
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    European Delivery ends for BMW

    BMW has a big delivery center in Munich. Most customers are German but customers from other countries go there for car delivery, too. American are among them but that will end soon. The last day to...
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    Good answer! However, the ground that I chose was...

    Good answer! However, the ground that I chose was the spot recommended in the owner's manual, the ring to lift the engine. Perhaps the clamp didn't have enough contact or something. I will soon find...
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    Jump starting a car - what I learned

    I thought I knew how to jump start a car.

    + to +, negative of good battery to ground of the bad car. Also don't have cars touch, don't let jumper cable clamps touch, etc.

    I tried that. Nothing....
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    Geoffr's method works except I usually don't like...

    Geoffr's method works except I usually don't like the tires that come with a car. His method works better starting with the second set of tires.

    I keep track of tire positions because I have...
  6. Sorry, it's been a couple years since I had a...

    Sorry, it's been a couple years since I had a 9-3SE. Does the part connect with the antenna?

    Most cars that I have had, I bought a repair manual, but I don't keep them longer than I have the car....
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    Keeping track of tire rotation

    In the past, I've kept track of tire rotation by marking the tires with chalk. Keeping track of which tire was in which position is also useful if one switches between winter tires and summer tires....
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    private message sent to you

    private message sent to you
  9. Thread: LED Headlamps

    by Dave T
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    I have not. However, a sad thing about modern...

    I have not. However, a sad thing about modern cars is that it is harder to modify cars. In the early 1990's, it was easy to replace your car radio. Now, it is impractical. Funny things can happen if...
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    The Geneva auto show has been cancelled due to...

    The Geneva auto show has been cancelled due to Covid-19. That same show, albeit several years ago, was the last gallant stand of Saab. Saab showed the Phoenix. Saab was developing a new 9-3, rumored...
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    Hope you have many years of fun in the 9-3. As...

    Hope you have many years of fun in the 9-3. As you know, Saab cars are no longer made so you have to make do with what there is. The fun experiences in a Saab are priceless. 30 years from now, you...
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    I tried again for several photos. Remote file is...

    I tried again for several photos. Remote file is too large.

    ???

    The answer is Melilla, Spain, located in North Africa.

    Perhaps a short break in this game and nordwulf might write a trip...
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    GM is discontinuing Holden (Australia)

    GM looks to the big markets, not the small. I believe that's why they killed Saab. (One could say that Saab was dying before GM, though).

    GM announced today (yesterday?) that they are...
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    Answer: Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Monument...

    Answer: Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Monument marks the southern tip of Africa. I thought it was Africa because I wouldn't expect a map of Africa in South America or Europe.

    I heard that the water...
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    Oh my! I don't recognize the photo but it looks...

    Oh my! I don't recognize the photo but it looks like a map of Africa. Instead of seeing that, I saw the Uniroyal Tire (large tire) recently, which doesn't compare to the above photo.

    Is spoken...
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    I've only been to Maine once. I saw the outside...

    I've only been to Maine once. I saw the outside of Cold Brook Saab in Skowhegan. The building is now Cold Brook Mitsubishi. I also had a lobster near York, Maine. I also saw Colby College and the...
  17. Thread: New Member

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    The car is depending on you! Feed it well and it...

    The car is depending on you! Feed it well and it will reward you as a once (or twice) in a lifetime experience of driving a Saab. Glad you didn't miss the opportunity!
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    Don't drive on old tires

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    This tire is 6 years, 9 months old since manufacture. Less than 40,000 miles on the tire. Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season run flat tires. I've always kept it inflated to the proper tire...
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    AC=acceleration control! Push it and the car...

    AC=acceleration control! Push it and the car slows? I was the other way around. It was hot. AC was turned on. Push the AC off in times of need and that was my "turbo"! Rocket out of danger.

    My...
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    Yes, with a barely perceptible pause in neutral.

    Yes, with a barely perceptible pause in neutral.
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    Saab Scania of North America (before Saab Cars...

    Saab Scania of North America (before Saab Cars USA) used to publish Saab Soundings magazine. In 1983, there was an article about the benefits of shifting 1 - 3 - 5 for fuel economy. However, don't...
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    Slightly off topic but...

    I've thought carefully on when to fill my gas tank and have concluded that I should ideally fill it when it is 37.5% full (half way between 1/4 and 1/2). In reality, I...
  23. Thread: A5/B5

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    Oil keeps changing. For example, Mobil 1 0W-40...

    Oil keeps changing. For example, Mobil 1 0W-40 after about 2017 is not the same as 2017 and before. It's similar. For example, Mobil 1 0W-40 meets Mercedes Benz 229.3 specification for both the old...
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    The original 900 (circa 1981-1992 or so) was...

    The original 900 (circa 1981-1992 or so) was great for upgrading. I had a base 900 (in some countries sold as the 900i, 900GLS, etc.).

    I put in a interior light delay relay so the dome light...
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    Your poker face comes in handy here. For the...

    Your poker face comes in handy here.

    For the unusual buyer, they are looking for a specific car in good condition and know that a missed opportunity may never present again. On the other hand,...
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