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Had a project last week: steady coolant leak from the plastic connections between heater hoses along the lower side of the cabin fan inside the aquarium.
So, after ordering plenty of parts from eEuro, I dove in, at first thinking I'd just replace the plastic junctions. Of course, pretty tight to work in there with the blower motor in place ... so I began taking out the layers. And, once getting down to that level, it's really, really hard to justify NOT replacing the blower motor and heater core, along with all those hoses, when I have a box of spare parts (and a couple of hours) available.
So, after glancing through Jope's mirror site of Quasimoto's 9000 references/write-ups, I lowed on through. It almost killed me to pull the perfectly fine, Saab OE stock all-metal heater core, and the Bosch motor on the fan - both working perfectly at 242,800 miles- but I couldn't leave them in, knowing how much I'd kick myself if either one died in the next half year.
So, out they came. Idk if it's worth trying to replace the brushes on the motor (and have yet another box of heavily used parts in the basement). Everything went back in just fine ... and I've lost count, but guessing this is perhaps the sixth or seventh 9000 heater core/blower motor I've done. Only two of the pre-1994 versions, which were a bit harder.
Anyway: no leaks, fan motor runs great, didn't mess up the flaps or the control arm. Next week: maybe a new exhaust, then a fuel pump on my wife's 2008 9-5 (the red Drakken) which has a semi-bad fuel sender (shows empty when you fill it, and takes about 35-50 miles before the gauge wakes up).
Jope's mirror site for Quasi's 9000/9-5
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'73 96 RHD sold after four years in Middle Barton, Oxfordshire, UK
'80 99 bought new, sold after 20 years/192,000mi
'86 9kT picked up at Trollhatten, sold after 12 years/approx 121,000 mi
'87 9kT sold after 9 years/approx 174,000 mi
'97 CSE given to my son after 8 years @ 245k; he sold it at 254k mi
'95 Aero 146,xxx mi sold
'97 Aero 300,xxx mi
'98 CSE 243,xxx mi 'project car' for winter & for my daughters to drive
'08 9-5 130,xxx mi my wife's daily driver
and a couple of 'non-Saabs':
'01 Suburban 168,xxx mi
'03 BMW 330 Cic 76,xxx mi
'14 Mercedes E350 40,xxx mi
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