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Being lent a Saab 9-5 tell me about plz

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#31 OFFLINE   jonathan_dyane

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:42 PM

A good XM is bloody hard to beat.

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#32 OFFLINE   stripped fred

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:52 AM

I didn’t gel with my dame edna 1.9 diesel estate. I found it too long and low after my Sharan. It didn’t seem to have the character I was expecting and I found the key placement annoying.

The main reason I got rid was because I found the seat uncomfortable and it caused me backache. Also, the DPF was missing and I was worried about the new MOT rules coming in. Shame as I was hoping for long term ownership.
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1993 Vauxhall Astra mk3 1.7D - sold to a shiter
2004 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4Jtd 20v SW - sold to a shiter
2001 Audi A4 Avant 1.9tdi - dead, engine problem

#33 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:53 AM

That’s because it was a diesel Saab. Something fundamentally wrong with that imo.
Like someone said to me about no alcohol lager . “ it tastes the same but it’s just not right , much like licking your sisters fanny “
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One of the funniest things ive read on here - RIP Dave

 

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Brilliant... late in for lunch I fired up an off-brand pot noodle and while carrying it to the lounge successfully spilled it all over myself, burned the piss out of my hand, soaked my phone with the juice, soaked a load of expense receipts I was also carrying and it hit the hall floor and just fucking exploded....it was literally dripping from the ceiling in my newly decorated hallway. The obvious and considered reaction was to throw an immediate, massive paddy and boot the fucker down the hall while screaming, which has made the whole scenario about 18 times worse.


#34 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:26 AM

And get yourself registered on www.uksaabs.co.uk on which the variuos subforums are goldmines of information. 


2005 Saab 9-5 with 300 bhp thanks to Noobtune, Abbott and Maptun.
1999 Mingebag Mercedes, given up on it, so SOLD

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#35 OFFLINE   stripped fred

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:09 AM

That’s because it was a diesel Saab. Something fundamentally wrong with that imo.
Like someone said to me about no alcohol lager . “ it tastes the same but it’s just not right , much like licking your sisters fanny “


Maybe but it was the seat that made me change really, not the engine.

Not done the fanny thing you’ll be glad to hear so can’t comment on that!
2004 VW Sharan 1.9 TDI SL - proving a very capable family wagon
1987 Toyota MR2 mk1 t-bar - currently SORN, need to use it more!

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2001 Peugeot 406 Estate GLX 2.0 Hdi - sold to a shiter
1993 Vauxhall Astra mk3 1.7D - sold to a shiter
2004 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4Jtd 20v SW - sold to a shiter
2001 Audi A4 Avant 1.9tdi - dead, engine problem

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:12 AM

Like someone said to me about no alcohol lager . “ it tastes the same but it’s just not right , much like licking your sisters fanny “

 

Isn't that normal down there? :D


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#37 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:38 AM

I don’t have a sister btw

One of the funniest things ive read on here - RIP Dave

 

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Brilliant... late in for lunch I fired up an off-brand pot noodle and while carrying it to the lounge successfully spilled it all over myself, burned the piss out of my hand, soaked my phone with the juice, soaked a load of expense receipts I was also carrying and it hit the hall floor and just fucking exploded....it was literally dripping from the ceiling in my newly decorated hallway. The obvious and considered reaction was to throw an immediate, massive paddy and boot the fucker down the hall while screaming, which has made the whole scenario about 18 times worse.


#38 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:06 PM

Odd one today. EML was on when I COLLECTED from a service by the local Saab specialist. Said it was an issue with the MAF or some such crap.

Took it to a different Saab place today to get it checked on their Tech 2 code reader. They were too busy to even check it, so booked it in for a later date
Started it up on their forecourt-no EML!

Only things I have done since the service was to fuel it with Super Unleaded and have it washed (both within a mile of today's Saab visit, and within 20 minutes of the EML going out)

The idiosincracies of Saab.

2005 Saab 9-5 with 300 bhp thanks to Noobtune, Abbott and Maptun.
1999 Mingebag Mercedes, given up on it, so SOLD

1994 Citroen AX Dimension, my winter bike. SOLD.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:23 PM

Might be the DIC, that EML. I had the same issue.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:20 PM

Odd one today. EML was on when I COLLECTED from a service by the local Saab specialist. Said it was an issue with the MAF or some such crap.

Took it to a different Saab place today to get it checked on their Tech 2 code reader. They were too busy to even check it, so booked it in for a later date
Started it up on their forecourt-no EML!

Only things I have done since the service was to fuel it with Super Unleaded and have it washed (both within a mile of today's Saab visit, and within 20 minutes of the EML going out)

The idiosincracies of Saab.

 

I think some faults don't record a permanent fault so the EML goes off again. There will still be a code stored when it's read though.


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#41 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:04 PM

EML had been on since 12th September until today. It's not done many miles in that time, maybe 100 or so. Glad it is off now.


2005 Saab 9-5 with 300 bhp thanks to Noobtune, Abbott and Maptun.
1999 Mingebag Mercedes, given up on it, so SOLD

1994 Citroen AX Dimension, my winter bike. SOLD.


#42 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:07 AM

I didn’t gel with my dame edna 1.9 diesel estate. I found it too long and low after my Sharan. It didn’t seem to have the character I was expecting and I found the key placement annoying.

The main reason I got rid was because I found the seat uncomfortable and it caused me backache. Also, the DPF was missing and I was worried about the new MOT rules coming in. Shame as I was hoping for long term ownership.

 

That was my finding too, that and I had to crouch to see out of the windscreen of what is actually quite a tall car. I think the last traces of Saab were eradicated for the Edna versions, it just felt like an unpleasant modern car to sit in. Nice stereo though.






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