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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 11 June 2024, 12:12:36 PM »
Back home late last night.  The final stage was the bus from Heathrow to Watford.  An hour on an old single decker in the dark.  At least it was free with my bus pass!! :)  To be fair, the driver didn't hang about. Then I got a short run home in the Carlsson.  Left Gothenburg late. The 20.35 plane didn't arrive at the gate until 20.30.  Apparently Heathrow had an afternoon of bad weather. We left at around 21.15 in the end and I was home before midnight. :)

Great weekend, mostly with the Saab nuts from the Yeovil area.  We did far too many things and old age is catching up with me.

Yesterday was mostly underground at the Aeroseum in Gothenburg.  A whole aircraft hangar complex blasted out of rock, and now full of aircraft - and as it's Sweden - a nice café. Also a Saab surface friction tester.

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 10 June 2024, 08:54:01 AM »
I only saw a picture on someone else's phone.  All I know is that it was bright red and had to be towed away.  On enquiring, it may not have been the engine, just the turbo or similar.  But it couldn't move under its own steam.

It was 6ºC at the track, but felt much colder as the wind was "strong"...

Off to Gothenburg and the Aero museum.  Some are going to the new Volvo museum instead, but a local guy advised against going as it's "rubbish, and nowhere near as good as the old museum".

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 09 June 2024, 02:58:51 PM »
Today has been a bit of a failure, Saabwise.  We went to the racetrack, but the Autojumble didn't happen.  Not sure why, but then it rained horizontally, so we are back at the hotel drying out.  There was some racing, but it was really too cold to stand and watch.  I understand that the red NG9-5 2.0 Aero was towed away with a seriously blown engine. :(

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 08 June 2024, 11:31:25 PM »
Yes, Kinnekula tomorrow.  We will only be watching the racing and browsing the auto jumble.  A very sad lack of wheels this year.  No 18 inch ones at all.  Not even new ones...

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 08 June 2024, 04:50:41 PM »
More general views...

A "stanced" 9-5.

A 9-5 with a drinks cabinet and a starry roof...

And Izak's unofficial 9-3 Carlsson.

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 08 June 2024, 04:45:40 PM »
A more general view before the rain...

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 08 June 2024, 04:37:30 PM »
I'll keep an eye out, but we finished early today because of torrential ran from lunchtime onwards, and I'm back at the hotel drinking beer!

But there's an auto jumble at the racetrack tomorrow.

Here's some more NG9-5 info...

https://youtu.be/YaLgpeJcLl0

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 08 June 2024, 06:53:45 AM »
If you do want electric, then the NEVS inductive charger is an easy way to go.  Just drive over and park.  No plugs or wires,

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 07 June 2024, 10:36:54 PM »
Back in the spares around the Museum, Saab Parts were advertising new subframes for the old and new 9-5, 

Outside there was and electric Saab Sonett...

So far I have not found any 18 inch wheel or a cruise control stalk for my 9-5.

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 07 June 2024, 10:32:51 PM »
Another Day.  More parts...

Svenska Saabklubben have a warehouse with lots of body parts and other electronic bits, manuals old & new. And a company called ESQS have other bits for the NG9-5, and they also had new sets of the Brembo /Hirsch 330mm brakes and 6 pot calipers for the OG 9-5.

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Saab in the news / Re: Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 06 June 2024, 11:06:56 PM »
I have found a courier! :)  But I've only bought small bits so far.  I got 4 No. tyre pressure sensors for the Carlsson for £3.50 each, and they will fit in my pocket.  I can't remember the Saab Parts price. And some random relays, which may fit, but are 65p each...

The Emily GT...

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Saab in the news / Saab Museum Festival 2024
« on: 06 June 2024, 08:22:28 PM »
It starts officially tomorrow, but the NEVS factory have a sell off of surplus parts today and tomorrow.  Mostly Saab 9-3 parts.  I picked up some brand new tyre pressure monitors for £3.50 each :)  But lots of suspension parts and steering racks (LHD though...)  Radio haed units. One solitary satnav head unit for a 9-5 Dame Edna at £125 (The official Saab price as a spare was £3560 !!!)

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 :-[ :-[ :-[  Sorry, I was working from memory.  Yes it's fuse 3 for the SID in the fuse box at the end of the dashboard.

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Welcome! :)

SID is wired to the ICM.  The sound and the satnav relies on the O-Bus which is the fibre optic ring that connects the ICM, The CD player, The Entertainment Head Unit, the AMP2 behind the trim by the rear seat, the amp in the boot and all the bits for the sat nav.  Any break in the optic ring will cause the whole sound and satnav system to fail.  So check that all the fibre cables are pushed in place.  Do you get any warning sounds, like the indicator clicks, etc.  If no sound, the fibre loop is not working.  But that may also be down to a failure of one of the units in the loop as well as the cables.

Check the fuses for all the units,  I don't think that the SID has a separate fuse as it's connected via the ICM.  So you may have an ICM failure.

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I had 10 mins spare, but no useful info.  The Tech2 needs the external power source as it otherwise won't switch on until the ignition is on, by which time the gauge has done its stuff.  I won't use the external source today as it has started raining heavily...

I tried the CarScanner bits, but nothing useful found. It just showed an empty tank as the fuel light is always on.

But after a couple of starts the fuel use has just tipped it over the edge and the gauge now reads ¾ full and the gauge just goes up to thsta point.

More play in a week's time.


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