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Old 10-01-2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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Black 2000 9-5 Aero 5 spd. 190K. Owned, driven, and maintained by a SAAB Master Tech for 10 years. All records. In the northeast for just 2 years. Flawless interior. Exterior has a few dings, easily removed by a PDR guy. Everything works. Bi Xenon headlight upgrade. Included original roof rack and Thule fairing. Love it! Major flaw that I could see was that it had the later emblems and center caps instead of the SAAB SCANIA ones. In the process of remedying that.

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Gorgeous! Congratulations. More pictures!
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emblems as the only flaw?

thats awesome. i wish more used cars were this great
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LOL! I exaggerated. There are a few door dings and a bit of cracked paint on the top of the front bumper from the New Mexico sun. Oh, and a wear spot on the center console armrest.
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Ok do tell about the bi-xenon upgrade. Is this a custom deal, or some rate factory option? I thought xenon a started coming on the facelift models.

I prefer the later emblems, I like seeing the Griffen large!
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:21 PM   #7
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Yeah, I'm kind of a stickler for having the right stuff on the car. Especially because this is the only year 9-5 Aero with the SAAB Scania emblems. As far as the lights go, I could post some pics. It's not factory but it is quality stuff. 6000K. They work great! I'm not thrilled about the mod he did to the glass though.
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Looks great Ray! Will be curious to hear your feedback once you put some miles on being a long time 9k guy. My 9k was great for what it was, but I really love my 9-5!

This car looks like a great score. Well done.
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Stellar find! My first 9-5 was a 2001 Aero, black on tan. I loved that car. Sadly it is long gone but I kept the Klingons and still have them in storage to remember it by! First thing I did was get rid of those orange reflectors in the corner lights. Get the smoked side repeaters while you are at it, black out the grill, lip spoiler on the boot, tint, lower it, etc....I'm probably making you have a heart attack bro!

All jokes aside, congrats and enjoy it my friend!
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I do have the smoked side repeaters ready to go in, it is tinted, and I do want to put a spoiler on it but I'm not sure which one yet. Got a pic? It has to be MY correct. That's just the way I roll. LOL!
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That is a great 9-5, you are going to love it.
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Nice find.

How long do y'all figure the timing chain will last on a well maintained (frequent/synthetic oil changes) B23r?

I was thinking about starting a thread on the topic. My daily driver right now (100+ miles/day) is a 180k mile Viggen. On that car, someone had the exhaust cam off by one tooth, took forever to figure out why it missed at idle, and it was very very clean under the valve cover, BUT, the tensioner is pretty extended.

How do high mile engines fail in that regard? I guess when the timing components get too worn it'll jump teeth and wreck the engine? Or would it slap around and make noise first? Or?
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Nice looking car! Now all it needs is a decor panel

Drew, as far as timing stuff. I have seen them completely fail 220k+ and no sooner. Its the guides that wear through typically.
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I do have the smoked side repeaters ready to go in, it is tinted, and I do want to put a spoiler on it but I'm not sure which one yet. Got a pic? It has to be MY correct. That's just the way I roll. LOL!
Ah I see the tint on the rear particularly now. Looks like about 35% on the rear? I think I missed it before because mine is 20% and illegal

As far as the spoiler goes, search for saab 9-5 bridge or saab 9-5 pedestal spoiler. That is the MY-specific one I suppose. Hirsch also made a boot lip spoiler, but it's pricey and maybe hard to find. It was also a bit too wide for my tastes. I went with a $20 ebay one, and absolutely love it!







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Go buy that decor panel now! I entertained buying it just to have even though I have one already installed.

I would like to see more about the headlight lenses. I'm guessing they are glass with the flutes sanded out?
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Nice find.

How long do y'all figure the timing chain will last on a well maintained (frequent/synthetic oil changes) B23r?

I was thinking about starting a thread on the topic. My daily driver right now (100+ miles/day) is a 180k mile Viggen. On that car, someone had the exhaust cam off by one tooth, took forever to figure out why it missed at idle, and it was very very clean under the valve cover, BUT, the tensioner is pretty extended.

How do high mile engines fail in that regard? I guess when the timing components get too worn it'll jump teeth and wreck the engine? Or would it slap around and make noise first? Or?

Drew, tensioner on my aero with 252k was a little under 22 mm, recal make spec is 15!! I had some serious grooves on the guides as well, but all was quiet and smooth still. I replaced the whole kit and balance shaft bushings too with a tool I had made in a machine shop (still haven't posted about that yet). Let me know if you need to borrow it.
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Go buy that decor panel now! I entertained buying it just to have even though I have one already installed.

I would like to see more about the headlight lenses. I'm guessing they are glass with the flutes sanded out?
Still thinking about that- if only "just to have it."

The lenses are the stock ones with the flutes ground out somehow. It looks kind of funky to be honest. Works well though. How would it work without the grind? How would E-code work?
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Still thinking about that- if only "just to have it."

The lenses are the stock ones with the flutes ground out somehow. It looks kind of funky to be honest. Works well though. How would it work without the grind? How would E-code work?
I also have some custom clear headlight lenses I was going to use for my own projector set up, but I may be abandoning it. Package deal haha.
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