Last post on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:23 AM
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Saab 9-3, Sedan
#3336 of 3350 Re: Need SAAB buying advice for 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T [marinjnsn]
Aug 31, 2012 (4:09 am)
Got the 2008 9-3, this was the year they redesigned the look of the car and IMO it is much better. I also think you could do as well or better at the $8990 price point with a later model.
As far as maintenance, SAABs can get pricey- just fact of life. $75 for a synthetic oil change, $28 for a brake light bulb, $600+ for a set of brakes are examples, and no these are not dealer service prices.
#3337 of 3350 Re: Need SAAB buying advice for 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T [sicilia]
Aug 31, 2012 (4:38 am)
Buy your own light bulbs and replace them yourself. Saves a lot of money. Very easy to do.
#3338 of 3350 Re: Need SAAB buying advice for 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T [sicilia]
Aug 31, 2012 (7:57 am)
These cost numbers re unbelievable except oil change. Yet. Syn oil typical $6/qt, fliter PURO $5. Take the offers of 5.1 Q jug with free puro..for $27 29 etc.
What bulb is that which cost $28..? I just put HID lights on Volvo [two] for $35...[only 35 watt consumption and twice brighter than T-H bulbs. True these were Chinese.
Get rotors and pads from AutoHaus in AZ..sells most import stuff.
Whats expensive is the darn TURBO in these cars...so use of syn oil and prem gas[min Octane 91]...helps. And the suspension links/joints..4 in F plus labor $ 700 avege.
#3339 of 3350 Transmission OIL CHANGE
Aug 31, 2012 (8:05 am)
Despite advice from a 'expert in SAABs' from E Europe...[to not to change SAAB Tr oil], I did.
Used the Mobil 1 synthetic...cost abt $9/qt.
Trick is to drain...and fill, close lightly the plug, then start the engine[pumps used oil , and some new to the sump], then drain again...u will see the oil color get better after 4 or so iterations as explained. By then possibly u would ve conssumed 6 Qts. Total capcty is 7 I hink.
OR else u must suck oil outa sump...by a pump, but that too maynot ensure that u re taking all out of the T Convrtr.
the old oil at 108k was greyish..and dinot smell burnt, but did smell 'not good'...the new oil sits well, runs the Tr fine, but level adjustment is to done right...at correct temp, and shifting the gear stick in D, R N etc as suggested in the user manl.
I don't know what to do abt Volvo's oil change [at 110 k miles]...cannot find the darn plug.
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#3340 of 3350 Torque specs and sequence for head gasket
Sep 06, 2012 (6:49 pm)
I am replacing a headgasket for a 2003 Saab 93,2.0 T. Can anybody help me with a link or info about sequence and torque on the head bolts?Really appreciate it.
#3342 of 3350 Re: Torque specs and sequence for head gasket [claudiucet]
Mar 09, 2013 (6:46 pm)
Go to the Townsend SAAB site (repair shop in Greensboro, NC) for excellent instructions for replacing a head gasket, complete with torgue info, etc.
#3343 of 3350 Becoming New saab 9-3 2.0T Owner
Jun 07, 2013 (4:02 am)
I must say this location has help me the most to help me decide to buy a used 07 9-3 2.0 T with 53k mile...thx
Is there a need to buy extended warrantee?? The price for them are running about $3k for 100k miles?
Please advise..Thx again
#3344 of 3350 Re: Cabin Filter [pkny]
Jun 09, 2013 (2:02 pm)
Thank you so much.
Even now in 2013...this reply helps me to locate the same darn thing...after giving up...looking under, behind the glove compartment.
Jun 24, 2013 (9:59 am)
I recentely bought Saab 9-3 2005, everything is in order but one of the key was not working (the electronic) part had one piece broken. unfortunately the second key stopped working today and i can not open the car any more(I checked the battery power and is ok).
Any advice on how I could solve this?