High on any Saab 9-3 common problems list is Saab 9-3 coolant tee aluminium replacement fitting. If you have a Saab 9-3 2.0t, this is certain to affect you eventually.
📽 Saab 9-3 HVAC reset: https://youtu.be/jkNgTrfnTCI
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🛠 Replacement coolant tees available from (click the link for your region):
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🛠 HOSE CLAMPS: it turns out it’s not as easy as I thought to get hose clamps individually. However, here is a listing for stainless steel ‘jubilee’ (worm drive) type clamps in a variety of sizes with worldwide delivery. For this job, order 1x 16-25mm and 2x 21-44mm sizes (add each size to basket).
0:00 Saab 9-3 coolant tee fitting
0:22 If it ain’t broke don’t fix it?
0:37 Should I change my coolant tee?
0:56 yes definitely absolutely
1:51 what is oem lifetime?
2:12 out in the real world
2:25 how long will it take
2:39 failure mode avoidance
3:56 Saab 9-3 coolant tee removal
4:56 Saab 9-3 coolant tee replacement
5:24 uh oh, it was already broken
6:05 cut a new end on the pipe
6:18 new clips
7:12 coolant refill
7:57 start up & check for leaks
8:07 how to dispose of old coolant
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