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Old 08-20-2008, 07:11 AM   #1
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Bored. . Let's rip the Saab apart.

I thought I posted this yesterday. I've been chasing a heatsoak/inconsistent boost issue and I thought I'd take the stock intercooler out just for an inspection and a cleaning. Removing the front bumper was easier than I thought. I had some help from the bulletin on GS. Results, It seemed to pull stronger, longer for a while, then all I had was boost in the yellow. I took it out again this morning and it was back 1/4 red. I have been screwing with the BPC. hmmm. . .
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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Hey, if you got the bumper off already, why not throw in a better IC
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Bumper on pavement?
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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Wish I had a better IC to throw in there. I'm looking at the ETS. I figured this would do something noticeable. I could have the whole nose off in half an hour if I wanted to do it again. PS- just found an old 9k intercooler I can sell to fund the 9-3's. he he .

Aero, the bumper was gently lowered, but it was already tatooed by the mean streets of Boston.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:19 PM   #5
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My thoughts exactly! get a towel or something under it at least!!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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is there a trick to the plug for the main headlights? i was trying to get my bumper off the other day but couldn't get those damn things to slide open. help the noob, please! (I'm SaabLV93 on the 'other' site)
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:57 AM   #8
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Bumper on pavement?
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It's a Viggen bumper for god sakes....they're always on the pavement....screw the towel!!!
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:22 PM   #9
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[QUOTEIt's a Viggen bumper for god sakes....they're always on the pavement....screw the towel!!!][/QUOTE]

he he. Its actually quite nice to be apart of a community that cares for your car more than you do. At the Jeep forums, 5.9 Limited (look it up) owners were despised by regular Jeep owners. Sure it was a limited production (read-Aero/Viggen) luxo-ute, but I wanted to go fast just the same. Thanks again guys and gals for all the support.

PS- still chasing the base-boost heat-soak issue. BPC literally just fell apart, think I'm getting close. I will be getting the ETS soon, if anything just so the T7 pistons die another day.
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