A few days ago we planned a trip to really good SAAB friends to Kamenz. We wanted to see each other shortly before the holiday and tell a little ... Only which car should we take?
The Saab convertible had a puncture and thus failed. The 9-3 sedan or the service BMW? The BMW, as a third-party make, was eliminated by itself. He wouldn't have had a chance against Paul anyway. Because whenever our children have a choice, the Bavarian stays in the carport and the good old Saab is allowed out on the street. Almost 20-year-old Saab beats new BMW. Always and reliably.
So Paul was allowed on the street !!! The roughly 100 kilometers we rolled off in just 1,25 hours ... You can not travel more comfortable ... relaxing seats, quiet ride. Always a great car! That makes you happy, but also thoughtful. Many Saab 9-5 who are Paul's age are currently disposed of. They disappear forever, although there is so much potential in these vehicles. That's not sustainable.
Paul makes a bitch
On arrival I noticed a certain restlessness. The idling speed fluctuated from 750 to 1500 and back again ... A cause for concern? Paul has been very reliable so far, and after 5 minutes he was back to normal.
Picked up our friends with the Saab and then off to the photo shoot! Theme: "Paul with sunflowers". Then very tasty to the Italian. Everything perfect, but then on the way home, the engine runs irregularly and the commute ...
Meanwhile, I really thought, because Paul had actually received the large all-inclusive package and was thanks to the blog donations and the godfather durchrepariert. Purely by logic, it should be good for many, many 1.000 kilometers and many years without major problems.
Remote Diagnosis: Turbo hose off.
For this reason, Tobias Kaboth was called from the mobile forum the next morning and the problem was explained to him on the phone. Tobias knows Saab technology like no other, even if his car dealer Group the money today for the most part with other makes earned. Nevertheless, the heart still beats for the Swedes, and he is one of Paul's godparents.
His remote diagnosis: Turbo hose defective ... all-clear? The following Monday, I drove Paul to the Mobile Forum. Lo and behold: after 5 minutes came from the workshop confirmation: Turbo hose down ... After another 5 minutes Paul was allowed to roll back from the yard. Since then, the Saab 9-5 sports car runs smoothly, Saab driving is fun. And so is service .. Many thanks to Dresden!