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I think the interval for plugs on the B207 is every 72,000 miles, it'll be in the service book.

It wouldn't hurt to have them changed though, if you have a concern just have them replaced.

How can they justify such a high price for standard fixings?

They are very "special" Saab bolts sir.

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: rough running, CEL & P1312
« on: 19 June 2021, 12:39:36 PM »
Never used anti-seize over hundreds of cars so it's not necessary, they are pre-gapped so just visually compare them to each other if you can't measure them.

Anyone looking for a good deal on a top end 5G Android phone, currently have the Google Pixel 5 for 26/month with 30GB of data on Vodafone for a 2 year contract, there's also a slightly cheaper option over the term with 18GB of data. Such a good deal I bought one for myself!

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: rough running, CEL & P1312
« on: 17 June 2021, 08:08:07 AM »
Sure re the fault codes but that is not the most generous interpretation of the exchange: I was referring specifically to the cracks on the DI that Will sent pictures of and which the OP then found on his DI.

Think you might have misinterpreted my response a little. Those fault codes pretty much always appear accompanied with the cracks. It's just one of the very common Saab issues that when those codes appear and are *not* a DI failure with a crack it's very unusual. and unexpected.

After your description of the bolts I was wondering if they are something you could get the exact same items from a cycling shop, found lots of very similar looking bolts in my bike spares tin yesterday while looking for a some bike bits.

There's no way I'd be paying that Saab price for some bolts! Although I would splash out and buy 8 of them for 52p to leave spares in the glove box... you might be able to haggle and get all 8 for 50p!

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: rough running, CEL & P1312
« on: 16 June 2021, 08:37:42 AM »
I understand that it's recommended that you change the plugs when you fit a ne cassette.  If a plug is faulty, it can make the DI cassette "work harder" so it get s hotter and fails earlier.  That's what I was told.  It doesn't seem unreasonable.

Used to see some DI failures about 10k after being serviced with the wrong plugs at the local Bosch service centre all those years ago, might have been coincidence though! would always replace the plugs after a DI failure even if they were brand new, the cost in the grand scheme of things is pennies overall.

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: rough running, CEL & P1312
« on: 15 June 2021, 09:33:48 PM »
Take a bow Will - that is some remote diagnostics!

P1312 and P1314 is 99.999% the DI cassette (or wrong spark plugs fitted). You could have a bot scan peoples posts when they submit a question with that fault code and give them the answer.  ;D

....and here's a new one on me! our phones are now out of contract, vodafone was 25/month and EE was 35/month and currently there are no phones we want so figured we'd go sim only on a 30 day contract for now.

After looking at options we decided we'd move to for a few months while we wait for new phones to be released as 12GB of data can be had on for just 8 a month! even better as advertise how they use EE as their network provider who have given me great signal over the past couple of years at home. Anyway, both numbers ported over to today and.... I now have terrible signal with the same phone that was perfect earlier today!

After a little bit of digging I have found out why, turns out that EE do not let the MVNO who piggy back on their network use the 800Mhz radio band which gives good reception indoors... Looks like we will have to move again already but I'm preparing for a bun fight with as they advertise that they use the EE network, I disagree, they only use a subset of the EE network and I think it would be reasonable to assume that you would not have signal problems if you moved from EE to based on their advertising.

Anyway, I'll raise this to the ombudsman and complain to ofcom and see what happens as a result but let that be a warning that with the cheaper providers who advertise which network they piggy back off may be misrepresenting the situation!

Been an exciting week! First off ever since I had the tyres changed there's been an occasional scraping noise from the rear of the car when going around bends and roundabouts. Turns out that it was the 17mm socket on the breaker bar in the spare wheel well had come off the bar, most likely I disturbed it when I retrieved the tyre compressor to check the tyre pressures the day after the tyres were replaced. At least it was an easy fix. ::)

Then the aircon has not been blowing very cold, I have a pressure gauge so popped it on to measure the pressure and it was indeed low, however the low pressure port got stuck part open when I removed the pressure gauge, so I had to pay for the mobile guy to come out and replace the valve and do the recharge for me... Only 96 but the pressure on the high pressure side of the A/C system is quite high after a full regas so we suspect that someone has put leak stop in it in the past dand that's probably gummed up the condenser although i'm not having it replaced as it's not really worth it, main side effect is that the aircon isn't quite as cold as it should be.  :thumbdown:

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Judder on constant throttle
« on: 26 May 2021, 12:43:11 PM »
Expensive but worth it, at least having that good DI in the boot as a spare will see you good!

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: 1999 Saab 9-5 SE ABS Lights
« on: 22 May 2021, 07:49:38 PM »
I noted that you called them "tone rings" earlier, which is a terminology I was not familiar with for the reluctor rings. Did they say they were clean or had been replaced? I have known the rear ones to be faulty before hence why I'd get it on Tech-II.

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: 1999 Saab 9-5 SE ABS Lights
« on: 21 May 2021, 06:34:29 PM »
That's a brand new ring, I also wonder if the wrong type have been fitted. I'm fairly certain that a failure at around 8mph was a wheel speed sensor issue. At this point I'd be counting the teeth on the rings. Of course it could be a rear sensor ring which I think was integrated into the wheel hub that is faulty.

Personally I would pay the money for Tech-II with someone who knows what they are doing next.

Not that it will do much good but I think this is the A&P who made the stepper motors.

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