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Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 08-19-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,793
Posted By gm
I wouldn't worry about eliminating turbo lag......

I wouldn't worry about eliminating turbo lag... Work on ways to reduce the lag

Larger engine... Swap in a 2.3L preferably with new Pistons
Be sure the cams are from a T5 car
Proper IC, down...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 07-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By gm
WSW - I just sent a email your way in regards to...

WSW - I just sent a email your way in regards to my car......

I ended selling it to a local person/shop that will bring it back to life. It has been acting up a lot more loosing power for a...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 07-01-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By gm
WSW - Yea lack of time would make it very...

WSW - Yea lack of time would make it very difficult for me to part out, rather the entire car go somewhere so the new owner can do whatever they want. It is possible that I could sell the car with...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 06-30-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By gm
Yea... The last few months haven't been the best...

Yea... The last few months haven't been the best but it's been a awesome car.... Driving the old spg was more rewarding but this thing has been very reliable and has treated me extremely well over...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 06-30-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By gm
I forgot to say... A little over a week ago the...

I forgot to say... A little over a week ago the valves makes noises until the engine has some heat in it.... Another reason I consider it tired :(

Yea I thought about parting it out partially........
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 06-30-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By gm
Yea... The bump in the back hurts a bit and I...

Yea... The bump in the back hurts a bit and I figure the rust is what really kills the value

I went to a local shop this morning who I know are Saab fans. Talked with the owner... He stated its a...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 06-30-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By gm
What's it worth - my 2k viggen

I am debating selling my Saab. I was hit just over a week ago which pushed in the 1/4 panel just under the left rear tail light... Also has rust on the passenger side rocker panels, b pillar and a...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 06-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
yes it's already swapped.... Car was actually at...

yes it's already swapped.... Car was actually at a local shop and I helped.... They ordered the radiator, it was just under $300 if I recall.

BPV is actually the stock oem one.... Never been...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 06-12-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
AMM arrived... Is installed.... Running better...

AMM arrived... Is installed.... Running better but still not 100%

It's a lot smoother however there is still some hesitation when accelerating part throttle and it almost acts like it's going to...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 06-12-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
Radiator sprung a leak.... what a complete PITA...

Radiator sprung a leak.... what a complete PITA to install....

ended up just ordering a new AMM which is suppose to arrive today. Hopefully that will fix some of the running issues....
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 06-08-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
Haven't had a chance to work on the car at...

Haven't had a chance to work on the car at all.... had a busy few weeks at work.... last night I had a late evening at work & either my radiator let go or a coolant hose.... hopefully get a chance to...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-20-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
would a bad coolant temp sensor cause my fans to...

would a bad coolant temp sensor cause my fans to turn on after 30 seconds of idling.... the turn on/off constantly

Been to busy at work thus haven't ben able to mess with the old saab
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-17-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
Plugs have 5,500 miles on them... Been replacing...

Plugs have 5,500 miles on them... Been replacing the plugs every 10k-15k miles

I looked over the engine and everything looks fine. No loose or disconnected vac lines or ic hoses... All looks good...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-15-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
Before I buy the stuff... Any opinions on which...

Before I buy the stuff... Any opinions on which DI I should get?

Eeuroparts has two options

Proparts at $199 .. Retail of $600 plus

Or

Oem Saab at $379, retail $440 ish
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-15-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
Going to look over the engine tonight.... and...

Going to look over the engine tonight.... and check for leaks

This evening I will order a new throttle body & a MAF since it's also old..... debating on a new DI just to be safe.
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-14-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
Thanks for the input... I will look at those...

Thanks for the input... I will look at those things a bit closer and start swapping parts. With the DI being old... Should I get a new one of those? I haven't been anywhere close to 100% throttle...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-14-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By gm
2K viggen idle/running issues

My Viggen has been acting up recently

When the car idles the RPM's do not stay constant, it kinda lurches making the car shake a bit before it settles out again for a few seconds then lurches...
Forum: General 9-5 Posts and Information 10-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By gm
Not a clue.... but have you gone to online...

Not a clue.... but have you gone to online vendors sites like eeuroparts to compre part numbers and possibly see pics there?
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 09-22-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By gm
Yes its one of those upgrades that Saab should of...

Yes its one of those upgrades that Saab should of installed from the factory

I would also add the 6pt subframe brace to your list of must have upgrades. The upper front and rear hatch brace also...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 09-12-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By gm
These last few weeks have just been AWESOME -...

These last few weeks have just been AWESOME - poor old Viggen

Two trips on a flatbed.... Then today as I was taking my daughter to soccer practice we were stopped at a stop sign and a truck...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 09-12-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By gm
Yes very good point.... could of easily been the...

Yes very good point.... could of easily been the cause of the wear issues.... Like I stated cords were showing on the inside of both front tires where the sidewall and tread meet. The rest of the...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 09-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By gm
What a mess.... But it's back on the road!! ...

What a mess.... But it's back on the road!!

We believe the ball joint failed.... Causing the main motor mount to snap (if I recall it was a genuine Saab performance mount)... Left drive axel...
Forum: Other Pictures 09-08-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By gm
Flyin miata just uses crate motors from gm thus...

Flyin miata just uses crate motors from gm thus usually not a need for the motors to be built up beyond that. Plus getting the crate motor they come with I believe a 2 year unlimited mile warranty. ...
Forum: Other Pictures 09-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By gm
Brian & I still keep in touch a bit on my old...

Brian & I still keep in touch a bit on my old car. Saw the video he posted on facebook today I think.... I do miss that car except for the transmissions :)

Thats interesting on Autronic not...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 09-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By gm
Yea they are a bit more vs the 17's I looked...

Yea they are a bit more vs the 17's

I looked at the cost of the tires from a local shop and 215-45-17's were just shy of $190 each

Wet grip I think is worse vs the pilot super sports. They...
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