Wednesday, December 16, 2009

She shifts like a car, not a Saab!

In the last two and a half weeks I've made two relatively major improvements: the radio harness has been replaced with stock harness, and my Pioneer DEH-1900MP with stock Saab harness has been fitted into the car. Finally! I have radio again! The other major improvement was a brand new gear-shift linkage bushing thing-a-ma-bob. The rubber piece in the middle of the shift rod.

On my To-Do list, I had mentioned new gear oil - I believe this is NO LONGER necessary. With the new rubber linkage in place the transmission shifts smooth as silk. Also, the syncros have been given new life thanks to a better put-together car. Granted, the transmission was not as cold as usual (between 15 and 30 degrees F) because it had been indoors while I worked on it, so there is a chance I may still need to replace the oil. I'll decide that next time I jump in my frigidly cold driver's seat.

The next item I'd like to address is the fog light bolt. This does however require removing the hood and passenger side headlight, so it may be a week or two before I get a chance.

Until next time, happy Saabing!!! (Sorry to those who don't own a Saab.... no, really. I'm sorry...)

Saab Guy