Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sorry for not keeping the blog updated!

People often ask if we are still open due to the lack of blog updates... VERY MUCH SO! The busy-ness at the shop is what keeps me from doing much posting on here. Keep up with the shop on Facebook for the latest info: Simply SAAB on Facebook

We now perform PA state inspection and emissions testing!

We also have started servicing other makes such as BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes.

I have also started doing a lot more performance driving. Here's a video showing some fun at Daytona recently.

Daytona 2013 from ChadLowers on Vimeo.



Keep the dirty side down! -Chad

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Feeling The Parts Shortage

Today is the first day I can really say I've felt the parts shortage. Needed to CIM's and the junkyards didn't even have them.

Don't lose your keys.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/new-Saab-9-3-programmable-key-fob-remote-transmitter-keyless-entry-transponder-/320826693571?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3ASaab&vxp=mtr&hash=item4ab2c2d7c3#ht_500wt_1194

Friday, December 16, 2011

9-3SS stuff

Some real fun stuff lately. Broken balance shaft chain tensioner on the 9-3SS. First one I've seen but apparently it's becoming a huge problem.



Also, I needed to trace an electrical issue in the trunk lid of an '05 9-3SS today, and found the harness to be made of wires of the identical colour. Wonderful to try and isolate individual wires from beginning to end...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Death By Sludge

Another post highlighting how serious and costly oil sludge can be. This is an oil feed banjo bolt for a GT1752 turbocharger out of a 2002 9-5. Turbo died due to oil starvation from sludge. $1,400 bill.

Friday, September 30, 2011

New Shop Open House

On Thursday, October 6th, from 5:30PM till 9:30PM, I will have the doors of the shop open and invite Simply SAAB customers and local SAAB owners to stop by and check out the new shop. I will be doing free Tech2 scans and providing refreshments.

Hope to see you then.

-Chad

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stupid Mistakes and Essential Tools

Working in the new shop has been awesome. Things are way too busy still, and I'm still here at 10pm after getting here at 8am this morning.



Slipped a wrench today and cracked the windscreen on a customers 9-5. I felt pretty bad about it, but it was almost unavoidable due to the location of the stuck bolt. I immediately offered to cover it and my expense. Learning to eat your mistakes is one of the hardest parts of business.