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    Lizzard-t 's latest Purchase.

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    Well I don't normally start threads ,
    But I just thaught I would, so I have.
    Brought last Sunday from a man in Southampton wearing a " Bum bag " ( nothing else)
    And his wife ( well that's what he referred to her as ) , was 20 years younger.
    It's a standard 1.9 tid 150 BHP
    In what I call dirty silver .
    I some how like the look of the 2nd generation 9-3 against the 3rd generation ( facelift version) , suppose it's because thease were the style when I brought my first one .
    He seemed to have this idea that if you look after the exterior, the mechanical side will look after itself!
    The only modification he had done to,it was to have the calipers painted red ,and some Brembo stickers put on them .
    Each to there own!
    Things that are going to happen straight away.
    1) complete clutch kit 3 piece DMF
    2) cambelt,water pump, tensioner , alternator belt and tensioner pully, as there seems to be a rampant mouse noise from that aera .
    3) complete service on engine ( oil , oil filter , air , cabin , diesel filter )
    4) thermostat replaced and antifreeze ( as with thease a common issue is temperature gauge takes a good half an hour to rise to half way .
    Next will be
    1) complete front and rear suspension replacement ( springs , shock , top mounts ) with Bilsten B4 set up .
    2) alloy wheels .
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    And of course it's got a dashboard that looks like the flight deck of a fighter plane so you can pretend you are Maverick out of Top Gun .
    With the all important " night button " which switches all the dashboard off apart from the speedo !
    Yeeeeehaaaaaaa.

    J.K.M.P.C.U

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    Very nice Paul

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    "Wearing a bum bag"

    Good luck with it!
    2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Sri Nav 1.5 (165ps) Turbo petrol in Lava Red - Keyless entry and start - 18” powder coated alloy wheels - Front fog lights - Tinted rear windows - Aluminium sports pedals - Ambient interior led lighting - Front sports seats with driver’s AGR - Front and rear parking assist - Active emergency braking - Forward collision assist - Front pedestrian alert - Traffic sign recognition - Lane keep assist - Cruise control - Speed warning and limiter - Voice recognition - Bluetooth - Duel zone climate control - Front and rear electric windows - High beam assist - Auto lights - Auto wipers - OnStar connection - Wifi hotspot - 8” colour touchscreen Navi 900 incorporating AA/ACP and DAB

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    Very nice, hope the seats are leather and that you have given them a good clean!

    Looks good.

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    Just a few bits the last couple of days.
    Changed the inlet manifold, due to the swirl flaps leaking replaced with a GM upgraded version .
    Fitted a new ISM ( intergral switch module) or ignition switch , but Saab love to give it a technical name
    They are known for sticking due to there position ( in front of the centre drinks holder ) so normally they get gummed up with spilt drinks .thus stick .
    And fitted 25mm hub spacers to bring the wheels out a bit further .
    Please not , I am fully aware of the front tyres looking low on the edges and are being taken care of .
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    Loads of bits coming via post
    So it's coming along .

    J.K.M.P.C.U

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    Looking good Paul

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    I do like myself a 9-3, never had the pleasure of owning one yet though.

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    looks in very good condition
    ​2015 Sri vx line nav Biturbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash .FLEXride.Reverse cam.Irmscher grill.235hp and 480 torqs.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs on rear,VXR 355mm drilled on front,with Brembo 4 pot calipers. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.Carbon effect black roof wrap.Irmscher roof spoiler.

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    As said looks in good condition,been looked after body wise.
    Insignia 1.6 Turbo Elite,Royal Blue non Nav. + added,
    Heko Wind Deflectors,Alloy Pedal Covers.Led full Interior,Polished Alloy Door Pins,Osram Diadem Opel RearIindicator Bulbs,Led Reverse Light Upgrade,Gear Surround Red Leds,Led reg plate lights,Dynamic led side repeaters,Nighteye Fog lamp Bulbs,Osram Night Breaker Laser Cornering Bulbs,Rear Sunblinds,Nextbase 522GW front/rear window cam




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    Thease arrived today
    285mm front
    275mm rear
    Made by rotor discs
    I was going to get discs on the mtec website, you can place an order and get 15% discount but due to the current situation they are closed .
    I have them on my other 9-3 tid
    I used them in place of the mintex ones I fitted on my other 9-3
    As the mintex ones started to glaze up due to poor heat dissipation.
    The Rotor discs have a better heat dissipation
    Rotor discs had a web site which showed you all there different styles some styles were dare I say it strange.but has since disappeared
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    And a set of braided brake hoses for the front made by hel
    It may sound strange but for my model you have to purchase the set for the convertible not saloon .dont know why
    But I had truble on my other 9-3 when I purchased a complete set for the saloon, from that well known auction site.
    Only to find the front set had smaller banjo bolts .only after contacting HEL direct they pointed me towards the correct set for the front .
    Tears are all the same across the body range .
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    If it's going to be anything like my last set up .with new dot5.1 as well
    You brake and your eyeballs pop out of your head .
    Here's a pic of them on my old car
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    J.K.M.P.C.U

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