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    Small loss of power/Surging problem! 9-3 linear

    So...I noticed today as I was driving about 70mph on the freeway, with a steady foot on the gas pedal, that the car was having split second losses of power. It seemed as if the car was surging. The surge is small. The boost on the turbo gauge, goes up and down the slightest but I can still feel...
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    '04 9-3 Clutch upgrade. Suggestions...?

    Thanks for those links. I'm gunna take a look when I get back in the house later today. I'll let you know if I end up going with one of these. Do you know if the second link ships to the U.S.A.?
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    '04 9-3 Clutch upgrade. Suggestions...?

    Hello, I own a '04 9-3 linear. I'm easily stage 3. I looked into SPEC clutches but found some mixed reviews on it. I'm a bit turned off. I then looked at Black Diamond clutch systems but started getting confused. I'm a novice when it comes to picking out the most reliable and CORRECT parts...
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    Is my turbo toasted?

    Thank you for your replies Sleeper and T9Man! Sleeper: I know that my turbo is a low volume turbo at high pressure. Does that answer your question? T9: Thank you for the heads up on the spark plugs. I'll be sure to buy a set from the 9-3 Biofuel range soon...As far as the coil packs go, is...
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    Is my turbo toasted?

    At full throttle/full boost the car putters, looses all sorts of power and violently shakes as a result of whatever is going on in the engine. The turbo does this stutter, its almost like the engine quits for a second comes back, quits again and so on unless I let off the gas. This first...
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    Catback Exhaust + Chip = One happy boy

    Anddddd two years later. I'm back. The car has treated me well and I'm at 130k miles. I apologize T9 man for not getting back to you on how I liked the sound of the car...The straight pipe ended up working out just fine. I enjoy the sound. I'm going to start a new thread about a recent problem...
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    Tranmission oil...

    Ya. I'm crossin my fingers here...:confused:
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    Clicking Sound...?

    Thank you for the condolences. I checked the exhaust mounts already. No problem there.
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    Catback Exhaust + Chip = One happy boy

    T9 I have to say that will all due respect to BSR and their catback, I was a bit disappointed with how quiet the system was. I decided to run a straight pipe.
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    Tranmission oil...

    I've been out of the loop for a while. We had a death in the family so my apologies for leaving the thread a bit hanging. I got tired of looking for the plug to drain my transmission oil so I took it to a Saab guy here in town and he said that transmission oil NEVER needs to be changed on the...
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    Clicking Sound...?

    I've been out of the loop for a while. We had a death in the family so my apologies for leaving the thread a bit hanging. T9 I checked my plugs and the coils over them. Things seem to be in good shape there. I am taking into consideration all your ideas guys. I'm running high octane; the...
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    Clicking Sound...?

    I am positive that the clicking sound is coming from the engine bay and not from behind the dashboard. The clicking sound is definitely not intermittent (stopping and starting at intervals). The sound is a continuous click [U]only[U] when I am accelerating quickly. Normal acceleration I don't...
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    Clicking Sound...?

    T9, you da man! Thanks for caring about the problem. I'm seeing more light than tunnel.
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    Clicking Sound...?

    Update: I fixed the bad ignition coil and the bad spark plug and got my cylinder to stop misfiring however, the clicking sound did not go away. I know that my car is not starving for oil, I checked my engine mounts, and I fixed the bad ignition coil which I thought was most certainly the...
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    Catback Exhaust + Chip = One happy boy

    Update: The instillation of the catback was effortless. I cut the old pipe right after the flex and pieced the new system into place. It took ten mins (with a lift) to finish the entire process. I was expecting the end product to produce more sound however, so I decided that I'm going to replace...
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    Tranmission oil...

    Thanks for the help. I found the bolt, unscrewed it, and no oil came out. Is this what you are talking about as far as needing a suction pump to get the oil out...?
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    Tranmission oil...

    Has anyone changed their transmission oil? I am having trouble finding the bolt that would drain the transmission oil and any sort of direction as to where I could find this bolt would be appreciated.
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    Clicking Sound...?

    Awesome! Thank you. You guys have a been a great help. I'll let you all know what happens with the clicking. I should have a solution by the end of this week.
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    Clicking Sound...?

    I put in the NGK Iridium spark plugs. I'm going to replace the coil, take out the spark plug to see if it is worn, then go from there. As far as Neo Bros goes, do you know of a company similar to them here in the states? I went to there website and didn't see a number that would work for me here...
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    Clicking Sound...?

    Update: I got to the coils and spark plugs tonight. When I pulled the four coils off which cover my spark plugs, the inside of one of the "cylinders" was a burnt color. In addition to the inside being dirty and grimy, the actual coil was "burnt" and had a hardened texture to it. Do I fix...
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    Catback Exhaust + Chip = One happy boy

    That's good to hear. I installed my chip already and the car feels great! Pulls in all the gears, third being my favorite. Can't wait for the catback to come in...
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    Clicking Sound...?

    Excellent info man! My dad and I were talking about it last night and we narrowed things down to the spark plugs. We changed the spark plugs about two weeks ago. When we took off the four coils, the area around one of the spark plugs was charred and smoky black (as opposed to the clear clean...
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    Clicking Sound...?

    I'll make sure to feel around in the oil next time...Thanks for your help brother.
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    Catback Exhaust + Chip = One happy boy

    I guess I did it a bit backwards. I did the catback b4 the downpipe. I was just following the "stages" on genuinesaab which suggested software for a stage 1, upgraded software and a catback for stage 2, and then some other goodies along with a downpipe for a stage 3.
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    Clicking Sound...?

    The clicking sound is not overwhelming but it does seem to be comming from the outside now that I think of it. Toward the bottom of the engine. Thank you for pointing me in the direction of the mounts; I will check those asap. What are some other clues that would tell me that my engine is...
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    Catback Exhaust + Chip = One happy boy

    I sent the ECU overnight, it got there this morning, and they just finished remapping it. I just got off the phone with them and they said it should get back home by Tuesday. BAD63R, i'm a bit bummed to hear that there was a better way!!! I guess just have to work with what I have. Do you have...
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    Catback Exhaust + Chip = One happy boy

    Sounds good man. I'm excited!!
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    Catback Exhaust + Chip = One happy boy

    Just ordered a catback exhaust from Genuinesaab and sent my ECU to get remapped. Has anyone done the catback exhaust themselves? It shouldn't be difficult (I think). I have a lift so I'm going to try and get it done this weekend. Any advice?
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    Clicking Sound...?

    Are you talking about the rubber-like things that go over the spark plugs? Anyhow, whatever it is i'm going to try and find it. Thanks you for your help.
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    Clicking Sound...?

    I was a bit confused as to why my post didn't make it to the forum. I figured i'd give it a couple of mins. I'm glad it showed up ;)
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    Clicking Sound...?

    Thank you for the reply. I don't believe it is the tappets as I do not hear the ticking in the top end. I have already replaced the plugs and changed the oil and filter with a good grade oil. What do you mean by the leads? -SaabSon
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    Clicking Sound...?

    Hello all, I have an 04 9-3. When I get on it I can hear a faint clicking sound which seems to be coming from deep inside the engine. I changed the spark plugs the other night and found that one of them was loose. I figured that that loose spark plug was causing that clicking sound. However...
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