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SiC's Silver Saab 9-5 2.3t Vector - Gone!


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I have the mechanical knowledge of a gnat & I suggest either of the valvey varnish ones - buggering about with viscosity seems like recipe for disaster.

Besides, the snake oil that I once used to 'cure' rattling hydraulic valves which one might expect to be a thickening agent was thinner than thinners.

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Looking like Lucas is just winning so far...

 

Ordered a new op-com to replace the one I can't find. With it I'm hoping that I can reset the adaptations. Unlikely to do bugger all difference, but worth a shot. I am assuming that it actually has an option to do so...

 

I do feel a bit sad bridging this, but when there are loads of lovely looking 9-5's, available cheap, like these...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-9-5-2-3-SE-Turbo-Silver-Estate-VGC-New-MOT-ready-to-go-/131966247476

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-SAAB-9-5-AERO-2-3-TURBO-AUTO-ESTATE-Full-History-superb-drive-very-clean/222278498036

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-Saab-9-5-2-3-HOT-Aero-5dr-/282213237688

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-Saab-9-5-2-0-T-Vector-BELOW-AVERAGE-MILES-AUTO-/252564191644

 

... it makes no sense to spend money to fix this one. I don't mind spending money to fix cars, but it would be nice if it gave me some service first to deserve my hard earned pennies.

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It's arrived.

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It recommends putting half the bottle in if it's a compact or sub-compact cars. Which given its from America, a 9-5 probably fits that category!

 

I really need to drive it in heavy stop+start traffic and see how bad it is now after the fluid changes. I'm still tempted to run it as a WBoD, I mean WPCGW? Ok the thumps are uncomfortable, but I could just ignore them if it still moves forward. That'd also mean it'd need a new MOT. But I can't figure if it's a silly/insane thing to be doing...

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Not sure if I would trust a £25 special to not find something. My local trusted MOT place is only 20quid more.

 

Not sure what would need doing. Underneath it looks pretty good nick. Exhaust is rusted but it's double skinned and the inner (now outer) skin looks pretty good. Not looked at the shocks, but they're likely well worn.

 

Just about to go out and give it a run to get it up to temp, check the oil level (I did it wrong before... Apparently need to remove the o-ring off the dipstick) and if necessary extract some oil. Then dump some snake oil in and see what happens! Fingers crossed it's not going to become a driveway ornament...

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Not sure if I would trust a £25 special to not find something. My local trusted MOT place is only 20quid more.

The last couple of MoTs on the 406 have been ~£22 at the local Mr Clutch near my office and the whole thing went OK. No funnies.

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I've found a recommended place near me that do £25 ones. Sending the Meriva in first which I know has nothing wrong with it bar maybe an advisory for one tyre and the battery being cable tied to the tray. Using that to test the water and get pally with them before I send them the Xantia...

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