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Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Last post by carrera on Today at 04:44:52 PM »
A brief update - she's almost ready for MOT.

I have to refit the mirror covers and the rear spoiler / high level brake light, but before I did I though I would get her outside in a bit of daylight for a photo.

You may remember that this was the corner that had the accident damage. Looking much better now. I decided the rubber on the bottom ball joint was looking a little bit suspect so decided to put a new one on. Quite a good job too. It was difficult removing the old bolt even when the nut was released. After quite a bit of easing by hand I set the impact gun on it to spin the bolt around. That did the trick, except that the bolt was in two halves. A quick inspection showed that the bolt had been fractured in the accident which could be seen by the corrosion, but it had not broken until I used the impact gun a number of times. Glad I did, and conveniently I had a spare bolt available from the breaker car

I'm still on the lookout for an Aero lower spoiler though

Anyway, here she is

I don't advise to use a Steam Mop on the roof as the fabric might take stone impacts, sunlight, etc.
Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Tech2 Options
« Last post by Mrqng78 on 12 November 2019, 04:19:25 AM »
Scanned my 93 SS over the weekend and tech 2 shows 2vin numbers to choose from, its never happened before and i haven't used my tech 2 on any saab apart from mine and this is not the first time I have scanned it, any clues as to what is going on here?

Much appreciated.
Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Last post by sgould on 11 November 2019, 02:34:53 PM »
Been there...  I biught some secondhand parts and forund that the bit had been "modified" already.  Lots of time wasted.
Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Last post by carrera on 11 November 2019, 12:44:01 PM »
Well, there was nothing wrong with the door lock.

Having concluded they are not really meant to be taken apart I went to rob one off the breaker. It was then I noticed the torx head screws, rather than hex head bolts that came off. Grrr, some body had swapped the fixings over on the s/h door and I was simply re-using what was there.

I did think the bolts looked a bit long, but dismissed the idea of shortening them as a bodge, never considered the door had the wrong ones fitted.  That only cost me 3+ hours  ::)

Lock is in and working perfectly

Looks like I have three spare speaker bolts   
Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Noisy tappets - how bad can it be ?
« Last post by fka on 10 November 2019, 11:59:56 PM »
Oh brilliant! Glad you found one.
Off-topic chat, Help, Advice, General motoring issues / Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Last post by fka on 10 November 2019, 11:51:32 PM »
Fit a pair of new ball joints.
Offside was still very tight, nearside was free moving with a tiny bit of play. Probably wasted my time but at least had the chance to have a good poke around. Control arms are very rusty but solid, their bushes are good but the rubber does allow a fair bit of of lateral movement so might fork out for polys. Ultimately looking for a bit more stability at motorway speeds, for which I'm sure I just need a suspension refresh/upgrade..

Also ordered the wrong Aerotwin wiper blades AP22/24U rather than AR. I'm laying blame fully with an ambiguous website for that, although I should have know better  ::)
Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Last post by sgould on 10 November 2019, 09:49:53 PM »
If the adhesive softens, you could try sawing it off with dental floss.  Although maybe fuse wire would be quicker as the paint on the wing is scrap.
Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Last post by carrera on 10 November 2019, 08:10:43 PM »
I'm thinking a bit of gentle heat may be appropriate too to soften things up, especially as ambient is around 5 degrees at the moment.

I have spent all afternoon assembling the door. Getting the glass and loom in were relitively easy, and the door handle in one pice was a doddle. However I just could not get the unlock mechanism to work. In the end I decided that perhaps gravity could be my friend and put the door on the car, hoping that the angle of the operating rod would be correct.

I have now found the issue. When the outer of the three securing bolts for the lock mechanism is tightened, it somehow messes with the internals of the lock and makes it so that it will not go on the latch or it jams. I can replicate the problem out of the car. This is a s/h door, but I didn't think there was a problem with it.

Tomorrow I will attempt to dismantle the lock to effect a repair........ or nick one off one of my breaker spares if I'm getting nowhere fast
Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Last post by sgould on 10 November 2019, 06:44:43 PM »
I thought that I had a picture of the area from my old 2002 car. but it's just off screen...

If a normal adhesive is used, Im have had success with the AutoGlym Intensive Tar & Adhesive Remover, but put on overnight and the item covered with a thick cloth to prevent it evaporating too quickly.  I used it to remove some badges and it didn't seem to be working quickly enough, if at all.  I left the remover on overnight and covered the area with a damp cloth.  In the morning the badge had slid about three inches down the side of the car.  Depends on the glue of course.
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