Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 09:14:54 -0000
From: "Frank Smith" <>
Subject: Re: Pongy "fresh" air in 9000

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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