The Paul story goes into the sequel. We have a list of spare parts, and at Saab Kiel the mechanics are ready for Paul. In addition, our 9-5 has an appointment with the painter. I get a call! Who is on the other end of the line?
How can we help?
The list of needed spare parts has become much longer than expected. Finally, two shock absorbers were added, but then we should have a ready-to-drive and technically good Saab. Since our station wagon already has an appointment for the make-up of the painter, the car dealership Lafrentz must activate the turbo. No problem, I hear from Kiel. The Paul project motivates the team in the north, and at the same time everything should be chic and yet affordable. An exciting balancing act is hinted at.
Yes, and then my “Saab phone” rings. Whose turn is it? Mario Schütrumpf, employee at Skandix, calls! In Lutter am Barenberge they have followed the project closely, they think it's good and want to participate. The support is welcome, Skandix helps in two ways. Today you make the blogger happy, and at the end of the project the help goes to a charitable cause.
Skandix will help us with the necessary parts and take over part of the costs.
Specifically, the support looks like this, because Skandix takes over the following spare parts:
SKANDIX 1010942 - Fuel filter OEM Saab
SKANDIX 1007180 - Brake shoe set for handbrake
SKANDIX 1013315 - Rear brake pad set
SKANDIX 1004219 - Brake pad set front
SKANDIX 1005681 - Solid rear brake disc, manufactured by Zimmermann
SKANDIX 1004236 - Brake disc front, make Zimmermann
SKANDIX 1016679 - Socket for subframe / subframe
SKANDIX 1026813 - Socket subframe front axle front / rear
SKANDIX 1018093 - Bush rear axle trailing arm front
SKANDIX 1004647 - Sealant Saab 50ml
SKANDIX 1045182 - Sealing ring air filter
SKANDIX 1003696 - Sealing ring Oil drain plug
SKANDIX 1016755 - Sealing ring set sump / oil suction tube
SKANDIX 1007811 - Cabin filter Multifilter
SKANDIX 1016502 - Crankcase breather Hose return, between oil trap and sump
SKANDIX 1016499 - Crankcase breather hose, between oil trap and cylinder head
SKANDIX 1004133 - air filter
SKANDIX 1016181 - Air filter spacer
SKANDIX 1013316 - Mounting kit handbrake
SKANDIX 1003387 - oil filter
SKANDIX 1035824 - Conversion kit crankcase breather
SKANDIX 1020855 - Valve for crankcase ventilation
SKANDIX 1003450 - Spark plug BCPR6ES-11
SKANDIX 1022525 - Floor mat set gray velor
SKANDIX 1006053 - Rear shock absorber, gas pressure, Sachs
SKANDIX 1021273 - Emblem tailgate “Saab / Scania”
What is left for the blog is the replacement of the turbocharger, which is at the expense of our budget.
SKANDIX 1004736 - Turbocharger in exchange
SKANDIX 1016029 - O-ring oil pipe oil pan
Skandix 1048720 - mounting kit turbocharger
SKANDIX 1016902 - Sealing ring turbocharger oil return pipe
The support brings us a long way forward and impresses Mark and me a lot. Skandix not only has spare parts for Scandinavian automobiles as a business model; The company also supports charitable projects. Thanks Skandix, another sponsor for Paul is won! In the future we have 2 stickers from companies that have made the project a reality, on the Swedish steel. And bloggers and Projektaab Paul will visit Lutter am Barenberge this summer.
The package of spare parts will be in Kiel the next morning - quickly and professionally, as expected.
Saab's genius and Saab's madness.
At Saab, genius and madness were never far apart. The active headrest of the 9-5, a revolution in active safety, can be regarded as ingenious. As madness I arrange the oil sludge problem. A sore point of the first 9-5 generation, which Saab intervened with the evolution of engine development from 9000 to 9-5.
Actually, the problem is no longer a problem, not with a well-maintained Saab. Paul we can not call such, of course, the oil pan must. A procedure that is always recommended if you fall in love with an older 9-5. Especially when the Saab is not fully maintained, or was not at any Saab specialized workshop.
The oil pan shows the expected oil sludge, but it could be more dramatic. In addition, there are metallic chips in the pan, we attribute them to the turbocharger damage. One weak point is the crankcase ventilation hose. The hose is subject to an aging process. He becomes blocked or collapses for reasons of age. However, it no longer fulfills its function - a reason to have a look at it every time it is serviced. Saab workshops do that, the big chains do not know the problem and ignore the topic. That is dangerous, engine failure is the final consequence. A reason to always put your Saab in the right hands for maintenance.
It goes ahead in Kiel ! The new brake discs are mounted, the Sachs shock absorbers, and all worn suspension bushings have been replaced. Then there is a rust protection on the subfloor, the fluids are renewed. When I visit the workshop, the Saab still hangs on the lift, but the progress is recognizable.
The shadows of the past.
Paul is on the way, he can almost technically be considered good. The mood rises, the painter is next in the schedule.
We are successful, we believe, even if we have invested a lot of money in this post. Almost € 1.900,00 is on the spare parts invoice, but Skandix has taken on around half. That's good, very good in fact. Because at the moment I have no idea how much we will need this support. The shadows of the past lurk, a very nasty surprise awaits us.