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Re: 01 Aero 2.3t - very rough idling
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Posted by Deutschmaschine (more from Deutschmaschine) on Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:32:48 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: 01 Aero 2.3t - very rough idling, bobc [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:35:15
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Thanks for your fast response!

No, the CEL is off. I'm kinda used to a "not that smooth"-kind of an engine since my current drive is a Volvo V70I 2.5 20V, but like mentioned, I had never had experienced this kind of vibrations in the steering wheel with the engine just idling. It feels almost like holding the steering bar of a single banger motorcycle, and the noise of the vibration is clearly audible too.
I couldn test drive the Saab because of a) it was parked in and b) with that f***ing Corona virus, the authorities had imposed strict measures which made it nearly impossible to ready the car for a spin.

Plus, I had read in a vintage car mag that is is recommended to replace the silent shafts after 200000 kms, otherwise serious engine damage may occur (this recommendation may only be valid for German resp. EU cars since at least in Germany we could drive the 250 kph stated as Vmax).

Decisions, decisions...currently I'm rather in the "not buying"-mood since apart from that big problem, there are also some other things which needs to be done:
- head- and turning lights needs replacement due to blinding and moisture inside
- the seam on the driver seat backrest came loose and needs to be fixed
- light and display of the A/C do not work properly, A/C needs to be refilled at least
- got to look after the spare wheel well after I had found out that a rust hole was repaired quite, umm, rustically
- maybe a real pet peeve, but on the one hand I'd like to keep the original stereo, but on the other hand there's no really working solution to fitting a device capable of playing MP3s and displaying the titles in the SID

But, I'd like to hear as many opinions as possible before making the final decision tomorrow. I do like Swedish cars and I know that my Volvo need some surgery (=€€€) too, but I also don't want to blow out some serious money on a car which might blow its engine soon.

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