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Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 09:41:06 GMT
From: th <>
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: >>> The message from "Charles C." >>> <> contains these words: >>>> Anne Jackson wrote: >> 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 :-) > > There were two posts the same, but in the same (new) thread... > > I'm in Perth, and bought my Saab in Dundee...if you are Greek, or of > Greek extraction, (as your name implies) you'll know what 'amygdala' is, > and where to find me, if you were to think about it for a while... this > is getting spooky! > >> 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. > > Yep, it says 'turbo' on the back door...that's usually a dead giveaway? > >> 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. > > The little light was on, indicating that I needed to fill the washer > reservoir...I did, and the street had a fair bit of water coursing > down it in short time... if that's all that's wrong, I can live with > it. How easy is it to fit a new windscreen washer bottle? > It is probably not the bottle, just a small T-valve, sitting slightly below the bottle, that leaks. The valve is a 1 or 2 pound part and fairly easy to change. These valves are the same as those sitting just below the hood and keep the washer fluid from floating back to the bottle. They tend to survive a few years before it is time for a change. -- th

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