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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #870 on: 26 April 2024, 10:36:11 PM »
After sticking a bottle of Forte in the Carlsson, I took the rear LH door card off and cleaned all the contacts in an attempt to cure the intermittent door lock failure.  It seems to be better, but still not 100%.  Getting the front door locks out is easy, getting at the rear door locks id much more difficult.  You have to remove the window mechanism first...
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #871 on: 27 April 2024, 02:00:47 PM »
Took the black 2006 Dame Edna for an MOT

The tester remarked that I did a lot of miles in her, as he checked the MOT history. Then he gave me a clean ticket  :thumbsup:
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #872 on: 27 April 2024, 04:29:20 PM »
Always a euphoric moment. Congrats. Mine (2004) is due next month.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #873 on: 09 May 2024, 09:18:36 PM »
Today I gave the 9-5 a good clean and polish.  First time for nearly a year!   Lots of greenery growing in the crevices.  Saturday is the Saab meet at the Ace Cafe, and Sunday is Swedish Day in Somerset.  It's a bit depressing how many small dents and stone chips there are after nearly 18 years and 185,000 miles...
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #874 on: 10 May 2024, 08:22:57 PM »
Mine - MY04 9-5 Aero auto estate - passed its MOT, yay. And therefore had its annual service. It didn't need too much extra doing  (at least by recent standards): handbrake cables needed lubricating; new anti-roll bar drop link; brake fluid; new side repeater bulb. Lots of advisories as ever; I think it will need some attention and welding on the underside before next year since the rust on the dog-legs is starting to travel along the sills. But the green tick is a big relief.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #875 on: 10 May 2024, 09:05:07 PM »
Well done! :)

The Carlsson goes in for the MOT in 10 days.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #876 on: 10 May 2024, 10:03:10 PM »
Good news on the MOT, another year of life extension.

I suggest you get some Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 & apply that to the rusty areas. Following Will's recommendation there was a phase where this was pretty much a pre-MOT exercise, but now the chassis side hardly ever needs work on my cars. :thumbsup:
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #877 on: 23 May 2024, 02:29:13 PM »
Back to Indysaab in Rushden, the aircon compressor on the 9-3 Aero has been noisy for ages and won't be doing the aircon system any good at a guess putting bits of metal through the system so got that replaced and also had a leak on the exhaust system so got them to sort that too at the same time. Also had them read the fault codes as I'd had a couple of ESP failure warnings a couple of months ago but they said no codes were stored, will have to keep an eye on that but I suspect it's a CIM module that is slowly failing. Once again a big thumbs up for Indysaab as they did the job in a few hours and charged a fair price for the work and contacted me as soon as it was done which saved a lot of waiting around.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #878 on: 03 June 2024, 07:42:45 PM »
Really pushed the boat out this evening.  I fitted new wiper blades to the 9-5. :)
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