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haven't got the car back yet because it isn't ready, but have ordered a pipercross element and the later intake feed pipe that goes from the grille to the air filterbox, will also have an abbott intake pipe, this should feed the air system a bit better
Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Replacement turbos
« Last post by ade wilkins on 18 August 2018, 01:03:09 PM »
if you do decide to go the cheap chinese route, i.e. £170 inc delivery, then do not expect the turbo to last more than a year and do not put it on a tuned car. i fitted a 19t from ebay to a car in the past, was absolutely fine under town driving conditions, can't fault it there, but put any amount of power into it and yes, it will cope, for about three months if used aggressivley. they are not the same build quality of a genuine article, hence why they are so damn cheap. imo of course. i am running a chinese core on my 2.2 9-5 and so far it has been brilliant, 25,000 miles in 6 months, no extra smoke, no loss of boost. i think it all depends on what level you are going to use it.
Given how often warranty on parts was denied via Saab I'm not convinced that they won't blame something else for the parts failure.
Parts are not the main problem.  Poor fitting is the real problem.

Life time warranty on orio parts??
Announcements & Events / Re: 18-19th AUGUST - SAABFEST 2018
« Last post by sgould on 17 August 2018, 12:23:06 AM »
I've missed quite a few in the past.

I did Uttoxeter in 2006? and Stratford in 2009?
2010 at Bath was my son's 30th birthday.
2011 at Haydock was deemed "too soon" after my heart attack to travel on my own.

But I've been to the ones since then...
2012 & 2013 Wicksteed Pk
2014 Lowestoft
2015 Cadwell
2016 Pembrey
2017 Hatton

Announcements & Events / Re: 18-19th AUGUST - SAABFEST 2018
« Last post by David on 16 August 2018, 11:49:52 PM »
Hope you can make it will. Doesn't seem right, a SOC National without you being there!
Saab approved means nothing. Only ever had terrible experiences with then, but then I've had terrible experiences with companies that are well rested on here by the masses. Trouble is once you know how to look for short cuts you always find people have taken them.
Announcements & Events / Re: 18-19th AUGUST - SAABFEST 2018
« Last post by sgould on 16 August 2018, 08:47:03 PM »
Well, things may change. :)   I may make it on Saturday for a short while.

The Saturday events here may be rearranged, so I don't have to be in S. London until after 6pm. If I leave Prescott at 4pm.  It will be a long day though. :o
Announcements & Events / Re: 18-19th AUGUST - SAABFEST 2018
« Last post by Steve McF on 16 August 2018, 04:38:16 PM »
Mine needs two new tyres, rear pads and a CV gaitor :D
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