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Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 03-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By Escargot
You should consider changing all the XWD fluids. ...

You should consider changing all the XWD fluids. Chances are they have never been changed since there were no factory change intervals specified. It's the feeling that they should be changed every...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the 9-5 01-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,233
Posted By Escargot
I tried to replace the rear springs on my 03 9-5...

I tried to replace the rear springs on my 03 9-5 aero wagon with new factory ones but that did not solve the sagging rear end. I think the factory springs are simply too weak and I've been advising...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the 9-5 11-24-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,233
Posted By Escargot
I got significant front rubbing and some rear...

I got significant front rubbing and some rear rubbing when the rear is loaded on my 03 9-5 aero wagon with 235/45/17 on BBS RKI rims. I drive on bad roads and do carry passengers and load in the...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the 9-5 11-24-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,213
Posted By Escargot
I have a little bit of a buzz from the shifter...

I have a little bit of a buzz from the shifter sometimes when I'm on the highway. I noticed if I hold the shifter knob in my hand, the buzzing goes away. Maybe in 5th gear the rod is hitting...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the 9-5 11-24-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,213
Posted By Escargot
I've experienced a reduction in play with my...

I've experienced a reduction in play with my short shifter. If you continue to have play with the short shifter installed, perhaps you have other issues like a worn mount.
Forum: Performance Modifications for the New 9-3 11-24-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,883
Posted By Escargot
Why do you need 3"? I think even the Hirsch SS...

Why do you need 3"? I think even the Hirsch SS cat-back is not 3". Adding the 3" DP and MP makes the exhaust pretty loud, and I think if you were to go for 3" cat back it's going to be even louder.
Forum: Performance Modifications for the 9-5 10-19-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,213
Posted By Escargot
I just had it installed in my 03 9-5 aero. Throw...

I just had it installed in my 03 9-5 aero. Throw is shortened slightly (~20% shorter?) so don't do it expecting a big reduction in throw distances. The biggest improvement I think is the smoothness...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 10-13-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By Escargot
I have the underside of my winter car (02 9-3 SE)...

I have the underside of my winter car (02 9-3 SE) sprayed with rustproofing oil once every couple of years.
Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 10-13-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Escargot
For a daily driver, if you do a lot of driving,...

For a daily driver, if you do a lot of driving, especially around town, keep in mind that you'll a significant hit in gas mileage with the V6 but the tuning potential of the V6 cannot be ignored...
Forum: Other Pictures 01-31-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,278
Posted By Escargot
That's pretty much my assessment of them as well....

That's pretty much my assessment of them as well. If you have a specific need for one, that's fine, otherwise I don't think they're practical as daily drivers, nor you're getting much for what you...
Forum: Car Problems? 9-5 Only 12-21-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,279
Posted By Escargot
I used to get 24-25 mpg in daily commute with...

I used to get 24-25 mpg in daily commute with rush hour traffic with my stage 2 tuned 03 9-5 aero wagon 5-sp manul. After going to stage 3 plus 3.5 FPR, bigger injectors, ETC IC and E85 capability,...
Forum: General New 9-3 Posts and Information 11-02-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Escargot
When I was shopping a couple of years ago, the...

When I was shopping a couple of years ago, the online consensus was that the 03 and 04's were to be avoided, with 03 being worst than 04. Like DrewP said, if it's an auto, look out for transmission...
Forum: Car Problems? 9-5 Only 08-17-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,951
Posted By Escargot
I think BBA-Reman does T7 TB rebuilds for $175. ...

I think BBA-Reman does T7 TB rebuilds for $175. If like their alarm module work, it may come with a lifetime warranty too.
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 07-30-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,067
Posted By Escargot
I just had a Blackstone Labs oil analysis done on...

I just had a Blackstone Labs oil analysis done on Rotella T6 5w-40 oil run for 5k mi in my 02 9-3 SE. Results were quite good with good TBN, and I was told that I should try running this oil for 7k...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the 9-5 02-07-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,910
Posted By Escargot
Why are Eibach shox not good? I've been running...

Why are Eibach shox not good? I've been running them on my 03 9-5 aero wagon for the past 40k mi, and I've found that they give a good balance between sportiness and compliance, good for bad urban...
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