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Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Smoky Turbo ?
« on: 16 June 2019, 11:56:12 AM »
There's always something that turns out to be more difficult than you expect!

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Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: END OF THE ROAD
« on: 16 June 2019, 11:53:13 AM »
It's a shame, but it comes to all cars in the end.  When my 9-5 gives up, I'm not sure what I shall get. I still take my car 40 miles for a service, but I can get a train home if needed. 

Would Chris Hamley in Yelverton give you a scrap price for it?  It would keep the useful bits in circulation if he could.  The good Saab specialists are still employing apprentices who need things other than customers cars to practice on...

You can still look in here from time to time and contribute.

And thanks for all your previous help and contributions.

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Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Smoky Turbo ?
« on: 15 June 2019, 05:16:07 PM »
Well done! :)   

The last time I did something like that was a 1275 engine into a Morris Minor.  I got very oily and got dermatitis :(  I've avoided too much oil since then...

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The plug seems to be a weak point.  I've seen some aftermarket ones and also ones with a retainer bracket.  But a generous application of sealant seems to work best.

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At last year's National Rally at Prescott Hill Climb there was only one 9000...  it won a prize for best in class!! :D

However in Trollhättan on Saturday there were plenty of all flavours of Saab.  Well over 1000 cars. :)   Including a street of 9000s parked both sides!  :Fawlty:

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I've never been in that far in the Saab.  I was about to do something like that in the Renault Espace when the relays fell out at the back.  In the end the local garage offered to do the job cheaply as long as wew weren't in too much hurry and we were happy for the apprentice to do it!! :o  It ended up as an affordable job.  Renault quoted a time of 14 hours to do it...

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ICM3 is just the display screen and control panel. There is no satnav function or satnav electronics in the ICM3, so no point in having a GPS aerial connection. The map DVD and the rest of the important stuff is in the boot.  The GPS aerial on the roof connects to those.  That's what it needs to feed.

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If the needle on the gauge gets to 9 o’clock when stationary, and then drops below that when driving on the open road, you almost certainly need a new thermostat (stat).

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The only wiring is to the extra units which need power. The info is transmitted via the optic fibre loop. The aerial will be powered ththrogh the aerial feed. It’s called “phantom power”.

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That sounds OK.

The ACC starts the fans from cold, but after a drive the engine may be cool enough.

To check the fan, turn the aircon off and leave the engine ticking over and the car stationary. The fan should cut in soon after the temperature gauge has reached 9 o’clock.

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That's a relief.  It seems that they are working OK.  The "manual fold" is quite stiff!! :)

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The glass moving inside the mirror casing is fine.  It's whether the whole mirror body can be pushed back against the car.  That's towards the door. It should move, but not easily.  It's an attempt to save the mirror body if you hit something in passing.

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The 2004 breather system is fine.  The sludge was caused by the rubber pipe breaking down.  Most of the pipework in the 2004 car is hard plastic.  At least the bit that sees the highest temp.

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The 2004 car will have a completely different crankcase breather system.  Move that with the engine.  It's the one that "eliminated" the sludge. 

I would keep the later throttle body, although I think that the connections are all there in different places.

Water cooling/heating in/out.
Crankcase breather
Vacuum solenoid
EVAP pipe

Five in all?

I think that the throttle body gasket is different.  The same basic ring but there's an extra loop on one.  Saab only supply the gasket with the ring and you cut the loop off if necessary.

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They may be non-folding, but they should be able to be folded by hand. If they really are solid, someone has glued/screwed them up

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