As was when collected:
I smugly posted that all of the usual 9-3 issues had already been dealt with.
Cracky bulkhead: Welded
Sludgy sump: Done
Info display: I have many pixels. All, I think.
Camembert coil pack: 'get you home' spare in boot (starting to deteriorate apparently - the one on the car seems fine)
Tired throttle body: Idling s bit roughly sometimes, but doesn't stall. Will replace anyway.
Roof is a bit reluctant, but it's winter so I've got a few months to sort that. Electric mirrors don't work, but nether does so I'm hoping switch, although the driver's side speaker isn't working - the window is though, as is the lock, so fingers crossed.
Well, I haven't looked at the roof yet. I'm hoping it's just low fluid, as that seems to be a common and cheap fix, and the symptoms match.
The mirror fault was just a manky switch, which after a quick clean works fine. It's a Vauxhall part.
I've replaced the throttle body, but it didn't make any difference at all.
The plan is that this will be Mrs Master's car, which I was going to buy anyway - however, she was expecting a 'mummy car' (Zafira/Scenic/Picasso), so I think I can pass this off as a generous Christmas present.
This plan initially worked, but the reason she wanted rid of the ex-RobT Omega was a lumpy idle, which made the car stall; she 'lost confidence' in it. Guess what the symptoms of the suspected falling throttle body are? Yes, that's right.
I've just spent the morning getting the replicate the fault, without success. Put it back together, cleared the fault codes, went for a drive. Only then did the fault reappear. Thought maybe the MAF might be to blame (there was a MAF code showing), but disconnecting it didn't seem to make any difference.
I think it's the non-return valve on the PCV. It's snapped (and has obviously been glued in the past). This is apparently only available as the entire pipe assembly, for thirty notes. £30! For a short plastic pipe and a plastic valve. Cue a bus journey to the local factors for a generic valve.