This is the first ever test of the Saab 9-3 TTA, built for team Flash Engineering and Team Tidö for the Swedish TTA - Racing Elite League 2012.
The test was a first run, at the Alés track in France, where the front was not completed, the final car is going to look different.
More information at www.ttagroup.se.
~ 700hp Turbo Saab, 312kmh (194mph)
Extreme turbo Saab + 300 kmh
Many viewers have misunderstood this video, so I explain it a little:
-Speed at finish line (1mile/1609m) is measured. Time is not measured.
-First Saab does 1st and 2nd gear with ~half throttle. Second Saab has
limited Boost for 1st and 2nd gear.
- three extra seconds between 0-100kmh typically means ~30meters wasted.
But three extra seconds used in speeds close to 300kmh, means almost
Here is equally powerful RWD cars (if not even more HP's) These RWD's are a
lot faster between 0-150kmh, but
these Saabs are faster from
150kmh-300kmh. You get the point when you compare speeds at finish line.
-A Saab 9-5 driver pushes a little too much throttle @3rd gear and looses
traction. He lifts a throttle and pushes it back, but too much again and
then he gears up 4th, a bit earlier than planned. (optimal is@205kmh).
Earlier that summer I broke one gearbox when pushing too hard on 3rd gear.
With new gearbox and at later event, I drove very gently on first three
gears to avoid breaking it again. I pushed WOT for the first time on 4th
gear @ 190kmh. You can hear it clearly on following video. Engine tone
changes totally around 200kmh. Incar video is from 299kmh pull (at 1 mile
race) Something happened to camera during the run. So I didn't get any
incar video from a 305kmh pull. To see that run from the start line, please
see my other videos.
Here is incar video until camera dies. Start is @1min.
Saab Information Display (SID) Dead Pixel Repair
Replacement of Saab information display dead pixel ribbon. Lots of trial
and error. Skip to minute 12 for successful application.
How to remove SID from car, disassemble, replace ribbon, reassemble, test,
drink beer, redo, redo ,redo.
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
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