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  1. 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.
  3. 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...
  5. Thread: A5/B5

    by GeoffR
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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.
  7. 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...
  9. 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.
  12. 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.
  14. Thread: Remember my age

    by GeoffR
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    Remember my age

    I am a member of both this forum and UK Saabs, both excellent places to find help however, recently I am seeing more and more issues that I would associate with ageing rather than wear and tear. So...
  15. Which nicely demonstrates the limitations of...

    Which nicely demonstrates the limitations of Google Translate.

    Lo que demuestra muy bien las limitaciones de Google Translate.
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    The engine sludge problem was caused by two...

    The engine sludge problem was caused by two things, a poor PCV* system and the use of semi-synthetic oil. The problems were solved by 2004 with a new PCV layout and a firm requirement to use only...
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    Pink but definitely GM

    Pink but definitely GM
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    You might like to download WIS and check the...

    You might like to download WIS and check the description and operating information in there.
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    I agree with all that but I would add, replace...

    I agree with all that but I would add, replace the bushes on both sides, you don't know what state those on the replacement part will be in and those on the old opposite side won't be new so best to...
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    Seem to be available on eBay...

    Seem to be available on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Saab-Genuine-OEM-Rear-Control-Arms-Parts/33583/bn_79416843

    You might also try https://www.bildelsbasen.se/se-sv/OEM/4689964/
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    Given that the original switches in the 9000 were...

    Given that the original switches in the 9000 were all push button types it is almost certain that this toggle switch is an addition by a previous owner. As such it is nigh on impossible to guess what...
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    TWICE = Theft Warning Integrated Central...

    TWICE = Theft Warning Integrated Central Electronics. You can replace the box but you will need a "Tech 2" device to marry it to the vehicle.
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    For what it is worth, the number after the plug...

    For what it is worth, the number after the plug type is the pre-set electrode gap in 1/10 mm. So NGK BCPR 6ES-11 is a BCPR6ES with a pre-set gap of 1.1mm.
    If the plug you want isn't available with...
  24. Check the vacuum line to the fuel pressure...

    Check the vacuum line to the fuel pressure regulator for leaks.
  25. You might try cleaning the inside of the throttle...

    You might try cleaning the inside of the throttle valve, they can get coked up an that blocks all airflow.
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