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#301 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:43 PM

Well it works, 100miles to Bradford & back last night without leaks. At least I can use it till new parts turn up now.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:06 PM

It is a car that wants to survive. There is/has been problems but it's not caused a fight over them and carried on working alright after.
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:12 PM

Aye it deserves to be looked after as it tries to be good and is a damn nice car. Exactly unlike my goona that deserved to die because it was an untrustworthy hateful pile of shite.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:47 AM

Pipes arrived at work today, I'll try to get them fitted this evening.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:05 PM

Pipes fitted, the clips on the matrix are right cunt to get to buried down the back of the engine with brake pipes in the way of the pilers. Seems water tight when run up on the drive to get the air out. I'll use it thurs & know for sure. Not using it tomorrow as going straight to a bike night from work.

 

Oh & interestingly* this isn't the first set of heater hoses it's had fitted. The ones that came off had that yellow paint on scrappers always mark parts with.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 11:44 AM

Well it seems possible that the leaky hose had a tiny hole there forever* there has always been water marks on the underside of the bonnet where it was spraying & since fitting the new hoses the car doesn't appear to be using any water. I'll keep an eye on it for a bit longer & treat it to fresh anti-freeze (it's got some currently but only about 25% not the 33% I like to run) before winter if so.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:44 PM

Due to the new squeeze doing something rather painful to her knee so we couldn't go out on the bike much the Saab has seen a lot of use over the last couple of weeks. About 7-800miles done & not a drop of water missing, so I declare the leak fixed.

 

Just the oil leak & gearbox to fix now...


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:06 PM

My replacement DAB adapter thingy turned up yesterday, so as typical with royal fail I traipsed miles across town to the post office they prefer to hide parcels at rather than the one 100yards across the road.

Anyway, it works unlike the last one. About 90% of the trip to/from work has decent reception and it's pretty good too  so most of the trip was done with classic rock blasting out. There does seem to be an annoying whistle on it, but I think that's down to the FM transmission to the car so I will now read a few guides on how to add an Aux-in.

 

First thing is to check if the radio has a code, or just coded to the car. I'll read WIS over the weekend unless SiC knows off the top of his head....


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:31 PM

My replacement DAB adapter thingy turned up yesterday, so as typical with royal fail I traipsed miles across town to the post office they prefer to hide parcels at rather than the one 100yards across the road.

Anyway, it works unlike the last one. About 90% of the trip to/from work has decent reception and it's pretty good too so most of the trip was done with classic rock blasting out. There does seem to be an annoying whistle on it, but I think that's down to the FM transmission to the car so I will now read a few guides on how to add an Aux-in.

First thing is to check if the radio has a code, or just coded to the car. I'll read WIS over the weekend unless SiC knows off the top of his head....

95% sure it's coded to the car. When I first got it the radio didn't work. So removed it and replaced the fuse on the back that had popped. I can't remember entering a code back in again after.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:40 PM

I thought you'd know! Thanks.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:42 PM

As those of us who got to shitefest know I had a couple of issues on the way there.

 

One I got a puncture on a wheel I can't remove due to the locking bolts being buggered, I now have new wheel bolts from Saabnut & will get them fitted soon. I survived it but pumping the tyre up every 15miles till I got to a garage to fill it with tyre seal.

 

Then not much further down the road the exhaust blew. The flexi pipe just behind the gearbox has let go, I think it's had a slight leak for ages as it's always sounded like a slight blow in that area. Best price I've found for the part so far is £130! so I'll be ringing a few prices for a fitted price as I've often found that's cheaper than doing an exhaust myself.

 

Other than that, it's ticked over 226k & I've still not fixed the gearbox....


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:08 PM

Exhaust booked in to be fitted saturday afternoon. I can't get the part for less than £130, but I can get a quote to fit the same thing for £129.99.... daft to do it myself really.

 

I can't grumble, it's still cost bugger all to maintain since I got it.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:11 PM

Updatings...

 

The exhaust got fixed today & they cracked off the two buggered locking bolts so I can now remove my wheels if I need too. The car is quieter than it's ever been, I've always thought it had a bit of a drone under load & remember mentioning it to SiC on the test drive. Guess that flexipipe had a small leak since before I got it that finally gave way.

 

One day I should fix the clonk at the front & the gearbox...


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:56 PM

I did always think it sounded pretty beefy. Just assumed it was a characteristic of them.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:10 PM

Loudest thing when driving normally now is the gearbox, most bizarre.






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