Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 01:37:47 -0400
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: Hidden tools discovered


Salutations: Paul Halliday wrote: > > in article MPG.18def9cd1bbb8ae989882nopsam.cis.dfn.de, MeatballTurbo at > carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com wrote on 16/03/2003 21:15: > > > In article <20030316154809.17066.00000006nopsamo.aol.com>, hdgdnnopsamcom > > spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > >> I'm fairly new to Saabs, got mine a year ago, 1988 900s 16v. I haven't had > >> to > >> do any work on it, even though it had 180k on it when I got it and now has > >> 194k. So today I went out to just rotate the tires in the driveway, and > >> discovered the small tool set mounted under the trunk floor where the spare > >> tire and jack are stored. This car continues to amaze me with little details > >> like that which pop up and reveal themselves at the darndest times. I think > >> I'll go for a ride! > >> > > Found mine while inspecting it. What amazed me was that, after 3 > > previous owners, and 118k miles, it was still fairly intact, right down > > to the blastic bag to store the dirty punctured tyre. > > Blastic? <grin> > > Does anyone actually use the bag for anything, other than a nice cover for > the toolset? > > Paul > > 1989 900 Turbo S > http://saab.go.dyndns.org/ Actually I have a - mint and complete - tool set in both the trunk wall and spare well - including bag and all the torx bits and even the little allan key and radio key tool.. I also have the five OEM CD carriers for the CD Player.. You can only use one at a time - but you know your kicking in aerospace technology as it slides in.. What always turned my crank about the SAAB set is that you can service an un-godly amount of minor but show stoping trouble out on the road.. The red pliers - while not ideal - are cut just right so as to catch most of the panel bolts under the hood flat to the facet - like a loose reservoir bottle.. Maybe it just me - I never picked up a used anything before with everything it was sold with.. Comparing it to pretty much everything out there today - I fear they should have the hood welded shut at the factory and affix a sticker like the one on the VCR - CAUTION: NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.. I think I'm standing by my 1989 9000T CD as long as it'll stick with me.. I don't like the bigger headlights or the trunk - but it still has a distributor and this whole TCS/DI business I keep reading about with the sexier 91-94 strikes me as nothing but trouble in paradise.. Rats.. Why is it always the pretty ones.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Sinatra Martin Davis - Ain't That A Kick in the Head http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/036.RAM

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