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Carlsson was running a bit odd this afternoon.

Seems to be warmer than expected outside...

The February meeting of the Beds Bucks Herts group will be on Saturday 8th Feb at lunchtime at The Chequers pub, St Albans Rd, Redbourn, Herts, This is on the A5153 (old A5) heading south from Redbourn towards St Albans.

Went out to check the oil and water levels this afternoon.  Washer fluid was down a bit and I needed to mix some more.  While doing that the bonnet closed of its own accord. :o   It looks like the struts are getting tired, with the cold weather adding to the problem.

Once again the "Price of Orio" rears its ugly head.   The official Saab price is £76 per strut. Looking for part number 12761582 on line, there are several makes available from around £15.  Even less if you risk one of the German sites that gets mixed reviews.

It's this sort of mark-up from the official parts supplier that is probably causing more Saabs to be written off as uneconomic to repair than there should be. :(

The last part I sourced before Christmas was a fuel pressure sensor for the Carlsson.  £27 for the Bosch part from Opie Oils.  Same part from Orio is listed at £201.  Quite ridiculous.

Announcements & Events / Next Ace Cafe meet - Sat 11th Jan 11.00am
« on: 15 December 2019, 04:40:58 PM »
The Beds Bucks Herts Group have organised another Ace Cafe meeting for lunchtime on Saturday 11th January.

All welcome! :)

North Circular Road, London NW10 7UD

Lunchtime meeting at Brooklands Museum Weybridge, Surrey.

11.00am onwards

Announcements & Events / Norse Night at the Ace Cafe - 24th Oct
« on: 08 October 2019, 09:00:06 PM »
Norse Night at the Ace Cafe

Thursday 24th October - 6pm

Announcements & Events / Sat 12th October - Saabs at the Ace Cafe.
« on: 02 September 2019, 10:07:58 PM »
Now a regular event. :)

Beds Bucks and Herts Group have organised a meet for Saabs at the Ace Cafe.

Meet from 11.00 am for lunch, coffee, etc.

Ace Cafe, North Circular Road, London NW10 7UD

I have a bit of oil seeping from the inlet pipe at the join with the throttle body.  Before investigating too deeply, I pulled the breather pipe out of the cobra and found this much oil with a dab of my finger.  Is it normal, or too much?  The non-return valve seems to be working.  Hopefully not the turbo seals.  That was new 4000 miles ago.

The August meeting will be at the Flight Deck Cafe at Turweston Aerodrome.  Meet at 12 noon/lunchtime.

Turweston is just to the east of Brackley.  Postcode NN13 5YD

Advance notice:  Saturday 12th October we will be back at the Ace Cafe. Again for a lunchtime meeting

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / New key won't pair with the car.
« on: 18 July 2019, 01:57:32 PM »
I've got a new key for the 9-5.  SWMBO has lost hers...

The key has been paired to the car with Tech2 and it works.  The key turns and the car starts.

But I can't get the remote to synchronise.  The key battery is at 2.95v, so that should be OK.  WIS says to press the unlock button 4 or 5 times to synchronise.  I've done this.  Another part of WIS says press any button 4 or 5 times to synchronise.  I've done them all.  I've tried fast presses. I've tried slow presses.  Still no good.  As a last resort I paired the keys to the car again, but the situation is unchanged.

The original key is working as before, bith starting the car and as a remote.

The car shows "1 Remote, 2 Transpondr" on SID when I check.

Any help appreciated.

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Fuel level issues.
« on: 08 May 2019, 07:52:52 PM »
Tonight I set off for a meeting 20 miles up the motorway with DTE showing 29 to empty. I planned to fill up before returning home. Iíve only been driving around town lately and the fuel consumption was showing 19.3 mpg.

As I drove along slowly in fairly heavy traffic the DTE went up to 32 mpg as it would normally do. The fuel gauge was in the middle of the red section. We proceeded in this way for a few miles. However, the next time I looked at the DTE it was showing 61 miles to empty and the fuel gauge had jump to around a quarter full st the top of the red section. The fuel consumption was showing the same reading as before, but that may not be significant as it will have been a while since it was reset.

I donít plan to believe this. So Iím wondering what caused it. I remember something like this happening on my old Aero saloon on  a long trip when I was starting to look for a fuel stop. DTE jumped from about 40 to around 120 then.

Any thoughts?

Meeting from 12 noon at

The Old Fisherman, Shabbington, Thame. HP18 9HJ

A one-off special meeting.  Just announced.

This Sunday, 31st March 10.00am at Whitewebbs Museum of Transport, Enfield.  It's the museum's monthly Open Day. This event has a £5 entry fee.

We will have a dedicated Saab parking area.

Join us for breakfast from 10am onwards at the Super Sausage Cafe. On the A5 at Potterspury, north of Milton Keynes.  NN12 7QD

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