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Forum: Car Problems? New 9-3 Only 05-12-2016, 07:24 AM
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Views: 631
Posted By 8valvegrowl
I would check and replace the sway bar links...

I would check and replace the sway bar links first. That's a common source of noise in the front of the new 9-3. There is a HD replacement that is supposed to be tougher than stock.

Otherwise,...
Forum: Car Problems? New 9-3 Only 02-24-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Yeah, it might slow the symptoms down and make it...

Yeah, it might slow the symptoms down and make it a bit easier to start on cold days, but it won't solve the problem. I'd frankly save the money on the block heater and start prepping to pull the...
Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 02-23-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Hrmm, I have 112k now, and did the valves around...

Hrmm, I have 112k now, and did the valves around 90K. No change in oil consumption other than maybe a very minor leak.

The TD04-14T is a pretty durable turbo. Glad it's running pretty well.
...
Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 02-23-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By 8valvegrowl
I haven't run into that problem personally, but I...

I haven't run into that problem personally, but I could certainly see how it could be done! They are virtually identical looking.

My buddy marked the intake camshaft when we did mine so there...
Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 02-23-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Aux in is Stereo. I use a BT inout on it for...

Aux in is Stereo. I use a BT inout on it for hands free voice/text and streaming BT audio. Works great

Any 2.0T from '07-'11 could potentially have the intake valve problem. Only time and mileage...
Forum: Car Problems? New 9-3 Only 02-23-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By 8valvegrowl
2.0T? If so, then you most likely have the...

2.0T?

If so, then you most likely have the dreaded Intake Valve wear issue.
Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 03-09-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By 8valvegrowl
T7 cars have PCV issues, which contribute to the...

T7 cars have PCV issues, which contribute to the sludging. In cold weather, my 9-5 had the milky condensation issues on the dipstick which went away when the car warmed up or when the temps were...
Forum: Car Problems? New 9-3 Only 01-08-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By 8valvegrowl
My car does this intermittently when it is cold...

My car does this intermittently when it is cold as balls out (like right now). A quick turn off/on makes it go away. You'd think a car from Scandinavia wouldn't be so picky about zero degree weather....
Forum: TSL Member's Saab pics 12-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By 8valvegrowl
I tip my hat to you. Ridiculously awesome.

I tip my hat to you. Ridiculously awesome.
Forum: Car Problems? New 9-3 Only 08-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,809
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Results of the compression test? Cold numbers are...

Results of the compression test? Cold numbers are most important here, so make sure the car sits overnight.

'07 and newer 2.0T's can fall victim to the intake valve problem (it's the valves that...
Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 07-16-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,358
Posted By 8valvegrowl
2007+ has the possibility of the dreaded intake...

2007+ has the possibility of the dreaded intake valve wear problem. There is a thread about it on various Forums (SaabCentral, SaabWorld, etc).

Demand a cold start compression test. around 65K is...
Forum: General 9-5 Posts and Information 05-21-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 28,973
Posted By 8valvegrowl
^Not bad! Thanks! I have a few small dents in the...

^Not bad! Thanks! I have a few small dents in the rear hatch on of the Combi that I'd love to get smoothed out. Maybe one or two small door dings too, less expensive than I thought it would be.
Forum: General 9-5 Posts and Information 05-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 28,973
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Yeah, I'm sure Detroit proper has crumbling...

Yeah, I'm sure Detroit proper has crumbling infrastructure. Either way, running 35 or 45 series tires sucks around here. It makes me regret lowering the car and putting the Konis on every March.
...
Forum: General 9-5 Posts and Information 05-20-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 28,973
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Wellll, considering Vermont has 8000 miles of...

Wellll, considering Vermont has 8000 miles of dirt roads, and only 6000 miles of paved roads (including the two main Interstates), and the paved roads we have are bombed out beyond belief. Then yes....
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 01-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Maybe 4 years back I had my flywheel resurfaced...

Maybe 4 years back I had my flywheel resurfaced and lightened by 3 lbs (from 15 to 12, the most that the machinist was comfortable removing from the back side) for about $90 IIRC.

I was upgrading...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 01-17-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Or, RPM in Georgia. Nice guy, builds race motors...

Or, RPM in Georgia. Nice guy, builds race motors for NASCAR. He hot-tanked my 9-5 head, extracted a broken exhaust stud, and helicoil'd a new stud into place for $80.

They'd probably dip the...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 06-14-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,829
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Per's Pikes Peak Viggen had a custom AWD system...

Per's Pikes Peak Viggen had a custom AWD system built by ProDrive, and while ProDrive has associations with Subaru in WRC, the systems that ProDrive builds are custom.

Also, to your question...the...
Forum: General 99 and 90 Posts and Information 06-14-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,464
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Yeah, the carpet is in good shape wear-wise...I...

Yeah, the carpet is in good shape wear-wise...I think we are going to try to re-dye it to a proper red.

And hey-ho Kidder, we are well, busy but well. Hope you and the fam are well...I was...
Forum: General 99 and 90 Posts and Information 06-10-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,464
Posted By 8valvegrowl
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S0CK5edscZQ/UbX...

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Forum: General 99 and 90 Posts and Information 08-08-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,464
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Hey Scott, We might be interested in the...

Hey Scott,

We might be interested in the front and rear seats. What color is the interior?
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 06-26-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,553
Posted By 8valvegrowl
eEuro claims that the Red Aftermarket DIC...

eEuro claims that the Red Aftermarket DIC contains SEMS capacitors, so that's a good sign I guess.
Forum: General 9-5 Posts and Information 06-26-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,821
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Looks good! Although the 900SE didn't owe you...

Looks good! Although the 900SE didn't owe you anything, this will be a much nicer family hauler. :-)
Forum: General 99 and 90 Posts and Information 06-22-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,464
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Actually, both front markers are damaged, but...

Actually, both front markers are damaged, but serviceable.

The priority list is currently:

Figure out why the rad fan won't cycle. Relay clicks over with 13.8V and the fuse is OK. Next, I need...
Forum: General 99 and 90 Posts and Information 06-22-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,464
Posted By 8valvegrowl
As promised... ...

As promised...

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Forum: Welcome New Member! 06-15-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By 8valvegrowl
Greetings fellow VT'r!

Greetings fellow VT'r!
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