Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 19:03:19 -0000
From: "Ralphie" <>
Subject: Re: Pongy "fresh" air in 9000

HI IT MAY BE THE CAT YOU CAN SMELL AT THE MILES YOU STATE IT WILL BE STARTING TO BLOCK ITS NOT TERMINAL BUT IT GIVES YOU THAT ROTTEN EGG SMELL MINE DOES IT TOO (97,000) YOU CAN GET CAT CLEANERS THAT ARE MEANT TO FLUSH THEM BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW EFFECTIVE THEY ARE REGARDS RALPHIE Frank Smith <> wrote in message news:87tvju$f56$ > > Tony Atkinson <> wrote in message > news:87rp1d$etp$ > > A friend has recently bought a superb 1993 9000 2.0 non-turbo with 105k on > > the clock, and aircon (which neither of has had before), from a UK Saab > > dealer. The problem is an intermittent smell from the fresh-air vents. He > > describes it as "metallic and dusty": it is apparently not the smell of > > leaking coolant. We have replaced the pollen filter as the old one was > dirty > > and carried "the pong" > > It seems to be worse during cornering and at low fan speeds, and can > appear > > whether or not the aircon is on. Similarly, it does not seem to matter > > whether the heater is set to hot, cold, or in between. Our thoughts are > > currently revolving around the aircon matrix box and its possible > drainage, > > but we have no experience in this field, and Haynes does not appear to be > > much help. > > Any thoughts or tips would be much appreciated. > > > > Thanks > > > > Tony Atkinson > > I know exactly what you mean. It occurs in my 9000CDE when air conditioning > is on but I haven't a clue what it is. I have lived with it for the last > three years and don't notice it after a bit. > Not very helpful I'm afraid. > > Frank > > > > > > > >

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