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Re: Saab specialists getting less Saabey
« Reply #15 on: 30 August 2021, 12:49:05 PM »
I wonder how the specialists cope with a car that was only made for 2 years?!!

Same way I used to treat a Saab 9000 with TCS problems or a Saab 900 with Sentronic problems "Just so you're aware you will have to leave it with us for a few weeks, the problems can be hard to diagnose and parts can be very difficult to get hold of" there was also one particular trade supplier who dealt with most specialists in the UK, he would always have contacts he could put you in touch with if you got stuck with a technical fault.

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Re: Saab specialists getting less Saabey
« Reply #16 on: 30 August 2021, 01:19:59 PM »
Insignia bits! :)
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Re: Saab specialists getting less Saabey
« Reply #17 on: 31 August 2021, 09:24:14 PM »
Sorted!!!!! ;D ;)

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Re: Saab specialists getting less Saabey
« Reply #18 on: 01 September 2021, 11:26:57 AM »
I'd love an NG 9-5, but it sounds like the 2.0T is one to avoid. Most on sale seem to be diesels though which wouldn't have been my choice.

I wonder how the specialists cope with a car that was only made for 2 years?!!

My 9-5 has the 2-litre A20NFT - it's not just the 2-litre that suffers from the cam chain issues, other ECOTEC engines do.  It's not the chain that's the issue apparently, it's the guides which means the chain comes loose....

The engine was available in the Insignia for a few years until that was replaced by the SIDI 2.0 engine (which didn't last long IIRC).

Mechanical bits are probably best dealt at a Vauxhall dealer - they are better equipped to deal with the NG9-5 than earlier Saabs (I used to have a lot of arguments with Vauxhall masterfit on my 9-3SS Aero), the bits you don't see on a NG are Opel/Vauxhall - the bits you see are Saab (apart from control buttons and steering wheel).