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10-23-2013 04:28 PM
J-Rod
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Hm. Well, it has a rotational noise that increases with speed but it is not gear dependent. The noise goes away when you turn left. I have not looked much into it, but it could be a wheel bearing or it could be something like the trans! It shifts great, turbo boosts well and has newish brakes. It also has a broken exhaust manifold stud.
Sounds like a wheel bearing to me. However my car was making a noise like this yesterday and I just bent the brake rotor backing plate back a bit and it stopped. I'll bring it up to him. I'm not sure he'll want to go to MA for a car, but we will see.
10-23-2013 04:26 PM
Cark
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Hm. Well, it has a rotational noise that increases with speed but it is not gear dependent. The noise goes away when you turn left. I have not looked much into it, but it could be a wheel bearing or it could be something like the trans! It shifts great, turbo boosts well and has newish brakes. It also has a broken exhaust manifold stud.
Sent you a text, but that answers most of my questions... trying to figure out what my lady is going to do.
10-23-2013 04:22 PM
Saabeh
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Originally Posted by J-Rod View Post
Runs and drives mostly fine right? Make the trip to Kentucky? I have a friend that might be interested.
Hm. Well, it has a rotational noise that increases with speed but it is not gear dependent. The noise goes away when you turn left. I have not looked much into it, but it could be a wheel bearing or it could be something like the trans! It shifts great, turbo boosts well and has newish brakes. It also has a broken exhaust manifold stud.
10-23-2013 04:08 PM
J-Rod
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
The 900 is ready for a young Saab lad needing fun and reliable transportation on the cheap. It needs a little work, and the lady wants a 9-5 sedan now.

Probably sell it for like $550 bring your own wheels or $750 with the brand new tires I JUST put on it...
Runs and drives mostly fine right? Make the trip to Kentucky? I have a friend that might be interested.
10-23-2013 03:13 PM
Saabeh
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Originally Posted by Cark View Post
why dat?

My lady's scarabe 9-3 looks like it's reached the end of it's road as well. It needs more work than it's worth, but I dunno, something about me really likes her car a lot.
The 900 is ready for a young Saab lad needing fun and reliable transportation on the cheap. It needs a little work, and the lady wants a 9-5 sedan now.

Probably sell it for like $550 bring your own wheels or $750 with the brand new tires I JUST put on it...
10-23-2013 03:07 PM
Cark why dat?

My lady's scarabe 9-3 looks like it's reached the end of it's road as well. It needs more work than it's worth, but I dunno, something about me really likes her car a lot.
10-23-2013 02:59 PM
Saabeh This car will be coming up for sale soon for no more than I have into it, with or without the wheels, if anyone might be interested.
09-03-2013 02:00 PM
Saabeh The tires on the RKII's are finally junk. Since they were my wheels, I found her some 205/50-16's for the wheels that came with her car. They look lame compared, but I at least get my BBS' back.



The BBS wheels may be for sale soon if anyone is interested:

05-21-2013 04:36 PM
Saabeh

This rig is now rolling on RKIIs. Still being pretty reliable. The GF is saving her little pennies so I can do a headgasket eventually this summer. Its getting 28MPG as well.
05-06-2013 11:24 AM
Cark
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
If Kristen kept the interior clean, I would have no problem spending a few hours making the exterior nice. But she is trashing it.
I can't blame you, my lady has the same car basically, except hers is a 2000, same color though. She cleans out the inside of the car about once a year. I will wash the exterior for her on occasion, but it's hard to justify waxing it for her when I have 2 of my own to worry about detailing.
05-06-2013 11:20 AM
Saabeh
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You should at least give it a quick wax Mike, scarabe looks soooo damn good all shined up!
If Kristen kept the interior clean, I would have no problem spending a few hours making the exterior nice. But she is trashing it.
05-06-2013 11:17 AM
Cark Pete Gagnon, aka "quick4door" owns a shop in Newington, CT with his father, and they do amazing headliner work (along with a lot of other things). The shop is Automotive Restyling. If you are willing to drive a little, it might be worth giving him a call!

(860) 667-9999

Here's a shot of the headliner he did for my 85, it an interesting material that we used, but I really like it



...end threadjack

You should at least give it a quick wax Mike, scarabe looks soooo damn good all shined up!

edit: geez Mike you literally posted that as I was typing, haha
05-06-2013 11:16 AM
Saabeh
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Originally Posted by mike saunders View Post
Looking nice, man. Let me know if you find any decent prices on headliner stuff. I need to do my NG900, too...
Cark recommends someone local, PM him. I will probable just do the thumbtack method on this car.
05-06-2013 09:51 AM
mike saunders Looking nice, man. Let me know if you find any decent prices on headliner stuff. I need to do my NG900, too...
05-06-2013 09:51 AM
WSW Looks good for what it is
05-06-2013 09:26 AM
Saabeh I washed the 900 for the first time in probably 5+ years:



it actually cleaned up decently. It needs a good buff, but that will probably never happen.

It has been running great so far. Took it up to Burlington VT once, into Boston etc. It gets driven 60 miles daily and never skips a beat! It will be getting a headgasket and associated other bits eventually.
02-27-2013 07:31 AM
BobSabbert
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post

Instead of doing upgraded headlights, I will probably just get all stock lights working 100%, then install some other switchable aftermarket fogs. This is a winter beater after all!
If you want some significant light in a compact package at a reasonable price to supplement, check out the Hella FF75 driving lights. You can replace the stock fogs if you don't mind the gaps or mount them elsewhere.

Hella FF75 Series Auxiliary Free Form Lamp Kits - FF75SERIES less the $10 discount on the same page.
02-26-2013 03:32 PM
Saabeh Alright so, holy shit. This thing is intense.

Its a K40-2000 Remote Radar Receiver WITH the optional Laser Jammer EX. So high speed.

This is the front Rader Receiver:


Front Laser Jammer:


On/Off Switch and volume knob:


Not actually sure this is part of the radar system anymore:


The rear radar receiver is in the rear bumper cover apparently. I know it has the rear setup because it has the second LED.

Here is the brochure for this bad Larry: http://www.k40.com/filebin/pdf/UNDETECT_BROCHURE_.pdf
02-26-2013 09:40 AM
SevierSaabOG93 sounds like it would have been a bitch to install lol
02-26-2013 09:01 AM
Saabeh
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Originally Posted by bergie View Post
i like the primitive radar detector in this car a lot
It does everything but laser. I need to figure out the brand.

Anybody have some insight about radar detectors built into the dash in the early 2000s?

There is a large sensor below the front license plate, one in the grille, an antenna on the roof and im guessing some sensors in the tail lights... Its fucking intense.

It has a volume and on/off dial on one of the "delete" panels below the headlight switch. Also has a status LED above the switch. It has 2 radar indicator LEDs on each side of the SID, and a speaker somewhere near the volume knob.

The on switch has two modes, I am guessing normal and highway.

I need to grab some part numbers from this thing. It works extremely well.
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