Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 01:56:05 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9000 new owner was Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Anne Jackson wrote: > The message from "Charles C." > <> contains these words: >> Anne Jackson wrote: > >>> Hello. May I interject? I bought a 'P' reg Saab 9000 CS Turbo today >> Nahhh if you interject your message can go unnoticed. > > I was beginning to think that it had... > >>> (my last car failed its MoT in spectacular fashion on Monday) and, since >>> I've never owned a Saab before I was wondering if anyone had any tips >>> on what I should look for, or be aware of, with my new acquisition? >>> >>> She is a beautiful car. The first one I looked at - I had a list >>> of 6 'possibles'... > >> Nothing particular. Good oil and regular oil changes and just drive it. > > Oh, *I* can do that...! <G> > >> You are supposed to tell us more about it though. 2 or 2.3 engine, lpt, >> T, Aero (low pressure turbo, Turbo, Aero are different versions of car >> and/or engine). > > '2l, CSE turbo is' is all I know. You'll have to tell me how to find out > the rest! Please? > I did once install Zimacs (your news browser a while ago but don't use it). Can you see another message with the same subject line? I tried to start a new thread for you but I had to post twice (I am not very good at it). God. You are too close for comfort. Zetnet (are you based in scotland?), amygdala for email address, and you got my car too :-) You probably have a 9000 CSE 2.0 litre LPT (where LPT is low pressure turbo). LPT has been the commonest of the 2.0 litre cars, and more or less standard in the final years of the 9000. Up to about P plate (1996) you may have got an ordinary aspirated car (not turbo). AT an M plate I have seen a non-turbo car. I think P is going to be turbo. In a way it is a bit late for me (or anyone else) to tell you what goes wrong with the car now that you have bought it :-) There is nothing terribly important or unique to the car that goes wrong. Quality engine oil, regularly changed is important both because your car has (?) a turbo that needs the oil, and a the top end (camshafts) are chain driven. The direct ignition cassette (probably red in your car) the bit on top of the engine that may be red, is known to eventually fail (cost around 200 with no change). Some cars - I have come across 2-3 cases in this group - have a little rubber pipe connecting the clutch hydraulics from the bulkhead to the engine which fails ... and then it can sometimes cost an arm and a leg to put right (it did to me when my then SAAB dealer decided to take me for a ride) ... Nothing really is exceptionally bad with the car. It is a fine car (well I would say so, as I have one from 18 months old and it is now 10 years old). :-) Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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