2007 Saab 9-3, 2.0 T. Spark plug change, Complete Job.
[Saab 900 2.0T, 900 2.3NT, 900 2.5i, 9000, 93 2.0T (not sedan), 93 2.3NT, 93 2.3T Viggen, 95] Warning! Spark plug burn-off is automatically done with a shower of sparks each time the engine is switched off. It is carried out in all cylinders simultaneously and lasts for 5 seconds at a rate of 210 sparks per second and IT CAN BE FATAL!!!!! EXTREME CAUTION!!!!! I haven't seen a video that shows the complete spark plug change job for the Saab 9-3, 2.0T. I used the manufacturer recommended NGK's, The video is complete with the test drive. The car developed an engine ignition miss under load at speed and in 90 degree heat. I theorize one of the coils was arcing. I read on a UK blog that coating the part of the coil that goes into the spark plug tube with dielectric grease will solve this problem. Coils also are more prone to arcing if the spark plug gap becomes excessive, especially if the engine is under a load. Additionally, i read that the recommended NGK plugs should be used. Saab's Trionic system actually (per what I read), is calibrated for the NGK plugs. spending 50 dollars every 45,000 miles shouldn't be that burdensome. Don't be fooled by schmucks that say this job can be done in 5-10 minutes. It takes 5 minutes to get the tools together for the job and 5 minutes to clean the tools and put them back after the job is competed. Lets say another 5 minutes to wash up! That's 15 minutes right there with no actual mechanical work performed! The concept of this video is to take your time, don't rush, and do the job right. It's not a hard job. Use two hands, one to steady the wrench and one to turn the wrench. Legal Disclaimer. I am not responsible if someone screws up this fairly simple job. Also I am not responsible if someone injures themselves. This video is for entertainment purposes only. Work on your car at your own risk! PS. The Autolite plugs I removed are el cheapos that cost about $1.25 each. Nichol Alloy center and ground conductors. Not recommended for this engine, why someone put them in is beyond me. As with all my videos. I just want to say a disclaimer that I am no Saab expert, but I do know how to change the plugs. However, cars can be dangerous and working on cars can be dangerous. I am not responsible if you mess up your car or hurt or maim yourself. In fact. I might be a good idea to get a generic car maintenance book and review all safety procedures. You know, don't stick your hands near the fan in case it starts operating, or open a hot radiator fill cap, etc
Blown Head Gasket Saab 9-3?! Start Up With LOTS of Smoke
Well a lot of you probably remember the 2000 Saab 9-3 Hatch back that we had at the dealership a couple of months ago. Well something happened to the engine to where it just billows an un natural amount of pure white smoke! They brought it back so we can get it fixed for them. In this video I try and assess what's going on and see if you all have any suggestions on what it could be before we send it to the shop. Dad also pulls it around and sees for him self. we're thinking it's a head gasket and maybe a motor mount or a tranny mount. Post below what you guys think it is and I'll let you all know when we find out. You will see what I mean and how bad this thing is haha, enjoy!
Review: 2008 Saab 9-3 Turbo X
More on the Saab 9-3: http://www.autobytel.com/saab/?id=32973 For 2008, Saab 9-3 benefits from more powerful engines and a radical new front and rear-end redesign. The cabin is largely unchanged. Saab claims that, in addition to the new look, front, side and rear, it has made some 2157 changes to the details of the 9-3. Check out more on http://www.myride.com/?id=31123