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#1 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:01 AM

Its pissing it down & dark here, ideal weather to drive bloody miles to deliver a goona2 & then travel onwards to collect new chod..

 

Leaving about 9am, after bacon. I might or might not update this during the day depending how lazy I am....


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:29 AM

Please do upperdates
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:34 AM

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 12:42 PM

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Immaculate goona delivered with the perfect amount of remaining fuel...Nice to meet you Gary.
Now waiting for a train onwards.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:04 PM

Waiting in the queue at the car wash because I think my unit landlord will murder me if I park it up like this :D

Anyone need a showroom fresh* estate with fully functioning* doors and a long* MOT?
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:20 PM

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Immaculate goons delivered with the perfect amount of remaining fuel...Nice to meet you Gary.
Now waiting for a train onwards.

 

I just knew your bloody car would be as filthy as your bike!


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sigs are shit, wgaf?


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:33 PM

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 02:50 PM

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Collection shot!

Just stopped on m5 for another pee before I work out the cruise control and waft home :)

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 05:19 PM

The Black Shadow works his magic...
Lo. A Saab!
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:05 PM

Home safe.

The drive home cured the back ache this morning's drive caused. SAABs have great seats don't they?

Once I worked out the cruise control, never owned a car with that before, I just set it to 70 and wafted except for the roadworks where I wafted at 50. It's showing 38.6mpg which more than I expected to get.

Is, thanks for being a great seller. Just a couple of questions, it pinged at me about low coolant when I was almost home, does it use some? Plus it smells a bit of oil now, is it leaking somewhere?
I'm chuffed with it though, should last me a few years and I hope to get it to 250k at least.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:41 PM

If that's a petrol the economy is impressive

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:48 PM

2.3 petrol turbo auto! Shows what wafting can do to save monies.

I've been out n topped the water up now, didn't need much but the cap was loose. That along with a few coolant drips on the outside of the header tank explains where it went.
Sat n read the handbook while it cooled from the 187miles home so now I know what the buttons do too.
Gonna replace couple of bulbs in the hvac controls because dark buttons annoy me. Plus replace the 'stat as it gets cold on a run, almost fell right down to cold on the gauge after an hour on the motorway & the heater started to struggle to heat. Nowt to do apart from that, it's great.

 


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:24 PM

 

So that's what colour it was! No wonder I didn't wash it!


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:27 PM

:D "beige metallic giffer green" is a pretty odd choice. Surprised it doesn't also have the beige interior like my diesel one does!
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:37 PM

Found any tree in it yet? I did this a few times with it so I bet bits are still in there...

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:39 PM

Haven't even looked in the back yet! :D
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:44 PM

Oh the locking wheel nut key is in the cubby behind the handbrake. I forgot to mention that.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:44 PM

Haven't even looked in the back yet! :D


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:46 PM

Oh the locking wheel nut key is in the cubby behind the handbrake. I forgot to mention that.


Did notice that, cheers :)

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:54 PM

The last set lasted six months, it makes me wonder if the holes in the axle have worn.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:56 PM

were they cheap pattern parts like the ones I'm looking at on eBay? Lot of people saying they're made form chocolate.

Steering makes some funny noises sometimes too so I think the bridge is calling really.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:57 PM

No idea, I just paid a garage to put them in.

 

Steering has always made that noise, a groaning just off centre? It went away for a few days when I put a new drive belt on it & then came back.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:59 PM

Sounds like the fluid is low, I haven't checked.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:00 PM

I don't recall it being low, I did check that. But then, that was months ago.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:51 PM

Only just seen this thread! Thread title confused me.

A couple of HVAC bulbs died. Replacement bulbs aren't that cheap, however 12v model train bulbs should solder straight into the holder and are a lot cheaper. I intended to do it but never got around to it. I desoldered some of the old bulbs from their holders (I think more bulbs have gone since), so should be pretty straight forward to replace cheaply.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:57 PM

I'm rooting for it to get to 300k! Tbh, along as the gearbox doesn't crap itself I reckon the engine and body should be able to do it. Especially if it continues to do motorway runs.

Forgot to mention, apart from the oil+filter, coolant and Gearbox mount, I've also done the spark plugs and the pollen filter looked pretty fresh. Plugs are probably helping fuel economy. Air filter is in the bottom right of the car. Need to look up from underneath. Bit of a wierd position. Not checked/changed it as I didn't have a spare when I did the oil+filter & coolant.
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:05 AM

^

 

There's a bloke on eBay who sells Saab dashboard bulbs far cheaper than the remaining dealers sell them for :)


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Cars come and cars go, but The Volvo abides.

 

The Volvo - 1990 Volvo 740 SE 2.0 Dogmatic estate.

 

The Aero - 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3 HOT manual estate.


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:13 AM

^

 

There's a bloke on eBay who sells Saab dashboard bulbs far cheaper than the remaining dealers sell them for :)

 

Cool. I'll take a look, thanks.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:13 AM

Only just seen this thread! Thread title confused me.

 

 

I thought it summed up my day pretty well.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:15 AM

Cool. I'll take a look, thanks.

 

 Can't remember offhand who the seller is, but I bought some heated seat switch illumination bulbs off him in the summer ^^


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