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Forum: TSL Member's Saab pics 01-27-2017, 09:57 AM
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Posted By zingZACH
I wish there were a "mass-delete" or "bury"...

I wish there were a "mass-delete" or "bury" function so nobody would have the displeasure of reading my old posts. (Cringing so hard.)
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 05-30-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,712
Posted By zingZACH
My fuel pump gave me about a year warning before...

My fuel pump gave me about a year warning before it pooped... it would have really long cranks in the morning, until one day, it was completely dead and failed to start. I switched it with the Walbro...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-25-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
If the ratchet notches inside the tensioner wear,...

If the ratchet notches inside the tensioner wear, it could possibly over tighten the chain... that's the only way I can see failure happening. Not sure, I will be driving it around for a while when I...
Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 05-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By zingZACH
Keep an eye out for broken front springs and...

Keep an eye out for broken front springs and mysterious coolant loss due to porous block defects from the factory. Both common issues on SS's.
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-24-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
I definitely agree, some quiet whine is normal......

I definitely agree, some quiet whine is normal... this one was not.
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-24-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
Well the car is back in the shop... just got a...

Well the car is back in the shop... just got a call saying it was the timing chain tensioner. They replaced it with a new one and drove it around and it seems to be gone. Hopefully it stays that way....
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-23-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
I haven't...

I haven't...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 05-23-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,760
Posted By zingZACH
After you are done torquing the followers, be...

After you are done torquing the followers, be sure to go back and check them all again with the torque wrench making sure each one of them clicks. Basically, use the same method as you would when...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-23-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
It never hurts to get another person's opinion......

It never hurts to get another person's opinion... This whine was a new one for me, haven't heard one like it... As well as the clutch noise with it let out.



Thanks man... yeah, it's beyond...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 05-22-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,760
Posted By zingZACH
Zip tie the chain to the sprockets if you're...

Zip tie the chain to the sprockets if you're really worried... it's not too difficult to change them over. Just be sure to keep track of the cam followers and their places as well as being careful...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-22-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
Also, my cousin is one of the most knowledgeable...

Also, my cousin is one of the most knowledgeable Saab techs I know (best friends with John Moss and helped write a lot of the stuff in WIS for 9-3SS's and has an indy garage now) who would have...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-22-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
Yes, Steve Snow... just going by what my dad told...

Yes, Steve Snow... just going by what my dad told me (general manager of the dealership Steve worked at prior to becoming an indy and saw first hand Steve's screw ups and pissed off customers)....
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-22-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
You also told me I would never sell my wheels,...

You also told me I would never sell my wheels, yet I had 5 people at Carlisle wanting them and I sold them for my original asking price within an hour of being there without any hesitation from the...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-22-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
So I just noticed that the shop used RTV sealant...

So I just noticed that the shop used RTV sealant all along the perimeter of the brand new OEM valve cover gaskets; NOT HAPPY. It's oozing out all around the valve cover and the head. If it oozed out...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-22-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
A/C is deleted...

A/C is deleted...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,824
Posted By zingZACH
Viggen's Mysterious Engine Whine... Video inside

So while I was in Carlisle, my engine started to make a tight whining noise...

What causes it... Only does it when revving, not affected by steering. Whines when it's cold AND warm... temperature...
Forum: TSL Member's Saab pics 05-22-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By zingZACH
The Carlsson pipe looks great on it, Adam... I'm...

The Carlsson pipe looks great on it, Adam... I'm going to miss it, but it went to a good home. It sounded great on my 88 SPG and on my 91 900S. Music to my ears!
Forum: Saabs at Carlisle 05-21-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,003
Posted By zingZACH
That's scary, Doug... glad the outcome wasn't...

That's scary, Doug... glad the outcome wasn't worse! And speaking of tires blowing out, when I got to Hartford, CT on I-91 (going home to NH) a Ford Escape blew a tire in front of me doing about 80,...
Forum: Other Pictures 05-21-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,934
Posted By zingZACH
Care to do a Viggen for some beer, lunch and...

Care to do a Viggen for some beer, lunch and money for supplies and whatnot? :) Excellent work man. Wish I knew how to do it!
Forum: Saabs at Carlisle 05-17-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,003
Posted By zingZACH
From what I've seen in my friend's Evo and the...

From what I've seen in my friend's Evo and the Lancer, the interiors are just about identical aside from the steering wheel, seats, and instrument cluster. My biggest complaint is the layout of the...
Forum: Other Pictures 05-16-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,389
Posted By zingZACH
She was indeed. :dazed052: :thumbup:

She was indeed. :dazed052: :thumbup:
Forum: Other Pictures 05-16-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,389
Posted By zingZACH
Which is why I am unloading all of my c900...

Which is why I am unloading all of my c900 parts... Come time to build another project, I am thinking of going with an e30 with a swap and turbo. I want something RWD and where I don't have to worry...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 05-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By zingZACH
White smoke is not oil... blue smoke is oil....

White smoke is not oil... blue smoke is oil. White smoke is coolant. White smoke is usually caused by a bad head gasket or a turbo as these are water and oil cooled turbos. Have you checked the color...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 05-16-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 78,465
Posted By zingZACH
:th_thumbsdownsmiley I was looking forward to...

:th_thumbsdownsmiley I was looking forward to seeing it... oh well, shit happens.
Forum: Other Pictures 05-16-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,389
Posted By zingZACH
BMW N52 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

BMW N52 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N52)[/quote]

Interesting... did not know that. Leave it to the Germans! :th_MySaab900Like:
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