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New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: 9-5 NG Rescue project
« on: 24 February 2024, 12:34:36 AM »
I hate rear brakes.  They always cause trouble.  Even the "easy" ones on the Morris Minor were not as easy as they should be.

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The cheaper set should be fine.  Saabtech Parts Europe on eBay is run by the guy who was parts manager at Reading Saab, then moved to Saabtech Welwyn, but when that went into liquidation, he set up on his own in Harlow.  I've bought a lot of things from him.  They have been fine, and usually OE quality.

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Interesting comment about the seal.  This was the state of the seal in my 9-5 when I replaced it four years ago.


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That goes with the info on the Monroe site.  They also only offer one part for all the saloons.

The shock absorber will be fine as long as it doesn't bottom out on full spring compression.  I think that's unlikely given the fairly small amount of lowering between standard and sport suspension.

I would go for the cheapest between Sachs and Monroe.  They are both good makes. I've been reminded that I fitted Monroe to SWMBO's old diesel Mercedes about 50 years ago!! :o

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New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: 9-5 NG Rescue project
« on: 18 February 2024, 11:03:33 PM »
It's difficult to judge from the picture, but are the bushes the same external and internal dimensions?

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New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: 9-5 NG Rescue project
« on: 18 February 2024, 11:44:45 AM »
I hope it goes well.

I came across this lot while browsing, when another owner had a problem.

https://www.majorandaspinallltd.co.uk

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But the Neo ones look to be the right ones as well.

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Searched that number on the Monroe site and it says their part number is 5618  But that seems to be the US site.  I can't find a comparison on their UK site.

I found a link to the "Master Catalogue" which you can download here  https://www.monroe.com/en-gb/support/catalogues.html
and it gives this bit of info, which seems to suggest that Monroe offer the same rear shocks for all models... E1329


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New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: 9-5 NG Rescue project
« on: 17 February 2024, 02:39:49 PM »
Just be very careful with the propshaft.  You aren't allowed to let the joints in the middle take any load. Mark the centre brackets and make sure it goes back with a slight "bend".

When I was considering removing the propshaft, I was thinking of cable tying it to a length of wood so it couldn't get bent too far.

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What's the suspension code on your car.? On the label on the door sill.

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I have used Monroe in the past (not on a Saab) and they were fine.  They are a long established and well-known make. 

Also bear in mind that any new shock absorber will be many times stiffer than a worn one of any make, and feel fantastic...

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I replaced the top hoses from the header tank.  There has been a slow coolant leak and there were signs of staining on the tanlk and the heat shields.  I used the cheaper option replacements from Saabits, mainly to see how they fare. The metal pipe end on the turbo/engine ends are a bit pitted, but a bit of rubbing down got rid of most of it.

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New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: 9-5 NG Rescue project
« on: 10 February 2024, 04:34:59 PM »
Looking at the Saab parts list diagram and Pictures of the Insignia subframes. They look very similar.  Although Saab list different part numberes for 2WD & XWD.

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