Be careful not to overheat engine, if you haven't already Nov 21, 2013 Now that you've eliminated the thermostat, it could be a number of other things. Very comfortable, but prefers to drive in a straight line. Initially manufactured in Trollhattan, Sweden, the whole production was then expanded in Austria where Magna Steyr built the convertible version of the car. The Saab 9-3 Viggen Thunderbolt was a sportier version coming with a bigger 2. . If you like the country lanes and take corners at Autobahn speeds, look somewhere else or get a tuned version.
Do not lose any clips and be careful not to scratch or hip the glass. It has been 100% reliable and is a nice drive. Key Features: Quality: Made to Saab specs, 100% fit guarantee. This is the original topping for Porsche Boxster and Cabrio convertible tops. Be careful not to overheat engine, if you haven't already Nov 21, 2013 Now that you've eliminated the thermostat, it could be a number of other things.
Year of manufacture 1998 Engine and transmission 2. Despite all of the headaches, this car is still exciting to drive. When the engine is hot enough to boil your coolant the fan should be running. It is a great all-purpose canvas and, according to Haartz, is used on 99 percent of convertibles. So, let me know if the car is actually boiling over steam visible, exiting the cooling system Apr 14, 2009. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl. But the most unfortunate problem occurred a couple a weeks ago when the heating ceased working at -14 C.
The old headliner, if in good condition, may be re-installed under a new top. There is no other car that feels like it. They are structurally equivalent wear rating to the pinpoint, cabrio, and sailcloth vinyls. Exterior changes included a rear wing, redesigned bumpers and side skirts as well as a special leather interior trim. Stayfast is a popular upgrade to vinyl convertible tops, and as with any canvas, is richer looking and has a higher wear rating than convertible tops made of vinyl. Generally these tops are about 30 percent higher in price than the regular pinpoint version.
The ventilation fan keeps making a whining noise. If you have any question about the repair or maintenance of your 1998 Saab 9-3 , our Saab Engine spare parts experts are available by phone or email to help. It is a great all-purpose canvas and, according to Haartz, is used on 99 percent of convertibles. Well done Saab for the 195 tyres on 15 inch wheels and no traction control. Needed new tyre's in 2007.
That split ribbed hose you see is plastic wire loom - it carries and protects electrical wires, and is not the cause of overheating. This is the original material used on British convertibles including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and many others. Place shop blanket on bench to protect glass, and be extremely careful when installing glass, rubber weather seal and retainers in top with clips. If you have any question about the repair or maintenance of your 1998 Saab 9-3 , our Saab Engine spare parts experts are available by phone or email to help. We test the rewound unit to make sure it is in proper working order before returning to you. General Comments: A very reliable, comfortable, fast car.
Ian Royle gives us an in-depth review of a 1998 model Saab 93 convertible, taking a look at what is has to offer in terms of practicality, performance and handling. If the rad is cold and the engine is overheating then get the thermostat changed. Hold Down Cables: During installation a cable is threaded into in interior cable pocket hem on each side of the top. Water Pump - leaking, causing low coolant level 14. Made with original-style double fold binding.
Sep 05, 2014 Hi, i will try and answer as best i can. Model year 1998 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 2. Top has alignment marks for glass. If the rad is cold and the engine is overheating then get the thermostat changed. Hold Down Cables: During installation a cable is threaded into in interior cable pocket hem on each side of the top.
We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails trimsticks , seat covers, car covers, and carpeting. You can read about cable installation for two part tops in the installation summary link. The vinyl material is durable, promises long-lasting wear-and-tear, and resembles the sleek twill cloth commonly found on luxury convertible cars. Yes Review Date: 22nd May, 2009 Faults: Gearbox leak. We service the whole motor section of the unit: recoiling, insulating and cleaning. This is a pinpoint with a butyl rubber core, like our stayfast.
Look for extra savings on weatherstripping seals kits. Acceleration is fairly good, with reasonable size cabin although possibly a bit dated. Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 2. Radiator Fan Blade - broken, missing 12. When you see no more water coming out turn the engine off quickly- close the drain plug and with the car turned on- begin to refill with coolant or water while the engine is running. As you can see from the scan of this fabric, it is an exceptionally rich looking material. The cables attach the front and rear corners of the top to the framework.