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  1. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  13. Check the vacuum line to the fuel pressure...

    Check the vacuum line to the fuel pressure regulator for leaks.
  14. 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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    As the transmitter is part of the fuel pump, if...

    As the transmitter is part of the fuel pump, if both are the same p/n you will be fine.
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    The simple answer is to check the part numbers of...

    The simple answer is to check the part numbers of the fuel pumps using EPC. If they are the same, no problem, if they are interchangeable also no problem.
  17. Thread: Vacuum issues?

    by GeoffR
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    The bypass valve is required to allow air to...

    The bypass valve is required to allow air to bypass the compressor, at idle the bypass is open. It is possible that the turbo is producing more air than required and thus the mixture is too lean...
  18. Thread: Vacuum issues?

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    The middle image is the Boost Control Valve (APC...

    The middle image is the Boost Control Valve (APC Valve) it allows more boost if there is no pre-ignition and is controlled by the DI Cassette. Leaks from these pipes are undesirable but should simply...
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    If you Google Shell Rotella T6 it come up as a...

    If you Google Shell Rotella T6 it come up as a Diesel oil https://rotella.shell.com/en_us/products/full-synthetic-and-blend-oil/shell-rotella-t6-15w-40-full-synthetic-motor-oil.html .

    Thus, to...
  20. Check the under tray (the fairing under the...

    Check the under tray (the fairing under the engine) if it is not secure you may well get vibration. You have reduced the ground clearance so airflow under the car has changed and this part is there...
  21. Thread: Vacuum issues?

    by GeoffR
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    If the bypass valve isn't stuck open or closed,...

    If the bypass valve isn't stuck open or closed, is it actually sealing or can you get airflow through the valve. It may even appear to work but it can still leak.

    Some photographs of the offending...
  22. Thread: Fault reporting

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    As an addendum to this some additional...

    As an addendum to this some additional information that always helps is:

    1. Model Year of the car in question
    2. Model designation e.g. Arc, Linear, Aero etc.
    3. Market; what country was the car...
  23. Thread: Heating cooling

    by GeoffR
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    In the Tech Talk section you will find a thread...

    In the Tech Talk section you will find a thread called "Fault Reporting" it gives you some tools for reporting problems in a way that will get you a good answer quickly.

    It would also help greatly...
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    The term HVAC is tautology, air conditioning...

    The term HVAC is tautology, air conditioning includes heating and ventilation. I have never tried turning the fan down, min stays in Auto.

    The driver’s side reversing light doesn’t come on when in...
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    Glad you got it fixed, bypass valve problems are...

    Glad you got it fixed, bypass valve problems are much less common on the 9-5 than they were on the 9000 to the extent that I am not sure I would recognise a failed one now.
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