SAAB weekend: season finale

October still thinks it's good with us, but winter is about to begin soon. Time to send our Saab 9000 into hibernation. After 14 winters with cold and road salt, our senior has earned a warm, sheltered place in the team. Not that the Saab needed it. in the Fight against the rust He had received a Mike Sanders treatment at the beginning of the year.

Autumn impression: Where is the Saab?

The body should now be safe in the long term from the brown plague and otherwise you do not notice the 9000 his age. Well, now and then there are a few electronic sensitivities when a switch does not lock properly or a connector is not as strong as it was before 14 years ago. But otherwise he is reliable and just a real Saab.

Before the hibernation, he was again properly cleaned, filled the tank, pissed liquids and increased the air pressure in the tires. The battery does not winter in the car, but is removed. The winter time itself is used for small, cosmetic repairs. Among other things, the exterior mirror of the driver's side is exchanged, because for ages a piece of housing is missing due to a parking bump. Also on the leather we want to work and before the start of the season next year, the paint should finally get a full polish. As far as at least the plans and intentions. Let's see what really happens.

Welcome Roommates: Saab 9000 meets Güldner

It is already clear that he will roll 2013 out of brand new 16 "Super Aero rims. They came into our possession, indirectly, or rather through bartering.

Our Saab 9000 and his roommates

His winter time spends the Saab 9000 in good company. In our hall is also a Kreidler from the last production days in Kornwestheim. A legend on two wheels, by a company that built technically sophisticated products. Against the Japanese competition, where you got two Honda MB 80 for the price of a Kreidler, there was no chance. 1982 went out the lights and today the name Kreidler is abused for products that have nothing to do with the brand.

And a Güldner tractor. Another brand that was too good for this world. Güldner had very high quality standards which were reflected in an insane vertical range of manufacture. At times, the Aschaffenburgers even produced their injection pumps themselves, because what Bosch supplied did not last long in their eyes. Güldner, unlike other tractor manufacturers, left the shop at the right time. The company reinvented itself. Today, industrial trucks in the Aschaffenburg districts of Nilkheim and Schweinheim roll off the assembly line. Under the name Linde, you have become one of the largest manufacturers in the world and the most important employer in the region.

Saab 9000: Off to hibernate!

The Güldner tractor, built in 1956, is still in use. Quality pays off. Always enough diesel, oil and a regular lubrication service make it possible. Technology from the day before yesterday, but solid and reliable. Years ago I transferred the Güldner together with my friend Marco on the trailer from the Swabian Alb to his old home. With only two previous owners, he is in good shape with 56 operating years and is still regularly used for caring work.

autumn Blues

Fall time is always the time for the "blues" that can suddenly affect us. Last night on the way back from a good restaurant for example. It is mild, the road dry and free. Curvy, small country roads, just like the Turbo X loves it. I activate the nightpanel, the cockpit mutates into a jet, the Swede dart through the night. The Saab loves this track and before the cold season with smooth and muddy roads, you can enjoy every kilometer. Only flying is more beautiful. Then he comes, suddenly and abruptly, the autumn blues. It may be, I think, that a brand builds so ingenious cars just disappears?



10 thoughts too "SAAB weekend: season finale"

  • Very nice report
    The 9000 (2) was the best Saab. I miss our black 9000er Aero so much.
    Can I actually install the seats of the 9000er in the 9-5 Aero 2006?
    Greetings from Trollhättan 🙂

    • Seats from the 9-5 fit into the 9-3I. The 9-5 seat are slightly wider. If I'm not mistaken, the 9-3I Aero had at times the Aero seats from the 9000. Would have to go, but I do not know anyone who has rebuilt.

      • Hello Saab900
        Thank you for your comment. It would be really nice if the seats in the 9-5 would fit. The seats in the 9-5 2006 have a good lateral support, but the quality is very poor. The whole interior is cracking -.- mid 2009 we have sold our beautiful Saab 9-5 Turbo Aero in midnight blue with rear spoiler year 2000. We sold it because it's already 300.000 km down. 7 years we drove this car without any problems. I can only say, the equipment was great and I miss them in the 9-5 Aero 2006.

  • Hi Tom,

    Since I drive my 9000er also in winter, the brown plague is also under constant observation. Twice Cavity Last year underbody preservation and a new windshield (as the Gilb sits under the plastic covers) have worked well. But while reading your article about the renovation I came across the tailgate lock and the gasket. At the lock it is like new thanks to cavity preservation, but when I pulled off the rubber, it came to me brown, not bad, but before the winter I have to go with it. Thanks for the tip, that's so hidden, you can not get on it right away. Also, my Saab dealership, which is always very good at taking care of my 9000, has not brought me to that.
    Otherwise, I still enjoy every ride with the 9000
    My first was an 9000i of 87 with 128 PS, not exactly a rocket, but for those circumstances not underpowered and with an actual average consumption of 8,3 Ltr! That was a brilliant long-distance car, a real working tool.
    Unfortunately one day a gulf pushed me from an intersection and I ended up in a side street. When everything had come to a halt, I looked around: everything was safe, all the windows healthy and I and the passenger fit - was not so bad, we thought. When we got out, our eyes opened: total loss around. I bought a 9000i 2,3 the next day and my passenger swapped his Passat for a 901 a week later.
    Shortly after it finally came to an end, I got 98 another 9000 CSE new, the best car I've ever had. When that happens, I have a real problem! - but hopefully that will take ...

    Greetings from the north

    • The accident strongly reminds me of the Mantafahrer's favorite fairy tale: "Radkäppchen and the evil Golf."

      Sorry, I just had to get rid of it now.

      Otherwise, I have to say, my desire for the 9000 is growing more and more, the more articles I read about him here. For the time it was built, 8,3 liters were really a super consumable value. For a while I drove an A4 with 2,6 l displacement, which never wanted to have less than 11 to 12 liters ... that was in the time when I did not know anything about SAAB.

      • I can confirm that, my father (Audifan) had an A6 2,4, rarely under 11 Ltr.

    • Moin GP 362!

      Since your post I play with the idea, my 9000 also benefit from a special treatment.
      Please tell me, with which you have preserved / preserved subsoil. By whom and how expensive is that?
      Analogous to the questions for the cavity seal.

      Because I have already seen some 9000er, which are badly eaten by the time from the bottom by the road salt. There are also some in the Saab circle of acquaintances who do not buy Saabs from areas that are known to be scattered.

      Speaking of 9000er and "best Saab ever": We have another 9000CS 2,3FPT (incl. Redbox) - motorization similar to the Aero - in eucalyptus green with beige leather. Let's see how great the 9000er love in the potential buyers actually. He must simply be set again the next few days.

      Good week!

      • Moin SeSi,

        I have just with the master of my Saab Werkst. phone. He takes "Wurth" for underbody, gives it in light and black and feels pretty greasy.
        For cavities in new vehicles "Kawiti" (I hope I have the name correctly reproduced), which is distributed in heat in all the cracks. For older vehicles, where is already to be expected with rust Mike Sanders, that's well known.

        I did the first treatment after 6 years (that was probably Kawiti, because he came into the heat chamber afterwards) and last year just before winter with just 14 there was the all-round treatment, because it was getting slow down before it gets serious - 391,20 €. Well done and the price was fair. I do a lot myself, because the 9000 are so well thought out and easy to work with, but I do not get that in homework.
        I hope I could help
        Have a good trip with your 9000

  • Your last lines with the autumn blues meet exactly my emotional state. I now have to exchange our second car for a Saab. I have already discussed it with my big son, my wife has yet to be "processed", but the time has come. There must be another Saab here! Basta!!! The more I read this blog and the more I think about the fact that Saab does not exist anymore, the more I have to do something! Unfortunately, it will not be one of the two cars that I watched with my son in Salzburg on the show of the two newcomers (see previous blog entry), but a nice 9-3er station wagon will be. * Schmacht *, * melt *, * sorry *

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