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    Updated to stage 3 ecu, new synthetic oil, 3.8 bar fuel regulator and fresh spark plugs.

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    Also installed poly front subframe bushings on the weekend, just the rear pair.

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    New Tires - Yokohama S-Drive






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    Saab canoe



    Fishing boat and Shed on a calm evening. Great day for a paddle in the canoe.


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    New lower control arms and bushings, ball joints and sway bar bushings installed.

    What a difference in the steering and handling of the car. And along with the new tires, new subframe bushings and an alignment it feels like a new car.

    Also even after all this work there was still an annoying rattle on the passenger side when going over bumps. Turns out if was the second of proparts sway bar links I had installed 3 years ago. I had saved the old ones so now both old sway bar links are back on the car as the drivers side had broken completely off last year. Note to self - do not buy the proparts sway bar links. Other proparts parts have been ok but not the links.

    Now the car is smooth as silk with very precise steering.

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    Awesome shot, awesome car..! OK if I share this on the SaabWorld Facebook page with a link to this thread?

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    Sure!

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    I replaced the parking brake cable. Needed a new one to pass provincial inspection.

    Access is made by the dropping rear section of exhaust system and then bending the aluminum heat shield down to see the parking brake cable connection point to the hand brake lever cable.



    Old vs new parking brake cables. The old cable for the drivers side rear brake was seized/rusted where it leaves the sheath through a metal bushing. The rubber tips were in good shape but the moisture was still able to get in there. I cut the cable to be able to remove it from the rear brake as it was seized in a taught position. I am a bit disappointed with the old cable as it was only installed 3 years ago. The new cable though cannot rust as those metal bushings have been replaced with white nylon bushings, a big improvement. The metal bushings were also rusted to their holders and had to be hammered out. The new nylon pieces will cure this issue as well.



    So with the new cable installed the car passed inspection and is now good until October 31, 2021.

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