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Finally got time and space to crack on with last few jobs on Saab.

It currently sounds like a tractor and also the turbo is leaking. Dont buy one from max speeding rods kids...

JimH kindly made up some bushes for drilling out studs.

Quick trip to tool station sourced some cobalt drill bits.
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Let's get going
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Exhaust paste was used to silence it for a little while. Now it is just a white mess.

Stripped it off to get at the manifold
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One of the studs has sheared but has got a bit sticking out

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Stud extractor applied
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Our it popped. The bottom right stud had previously sheared which was the start of the drama


Can you spot the blow?
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The bushings slot into the manifold and allow a 3mm then 5mm drill bit to be centred on the stud
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First had to get the PAS pump off and the engine mount. If you haven't got an electric ratchet... Get one .. it will change your life.

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Manifold back on and bolted down.
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Then out comes right angled drill and slowly drill out the stud
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From 3mm to 5mm - probably took 30 mins. Then the use of a good set of extractors got it out
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Northern Monkey has never beamed so much as when it came out
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The bushings were brilliant. It pretty much hollowed out the stud
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The holes were re tapped to ensure they were clean for next time.
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An impatient Mr Monkey got quickly fed up of this so fashioned a tool out of electric ratchet and stud extractor to speed up the process. No photos as we don't want to give anyone ideas!

Pas and engine mount back on, manifold mounting surfaces cleaned up
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And left it there.

Tomorrow is swapping over the turbo for a secondhand Saab one, then button it all back up. 5ab8756db00c8fd6bd714476841aa783.jpg

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  • The Moog changed the title to Moogs Motahs - Stud Muffins
1 hour ago, dome said:

Excellent work! Is the dodgy turbo going back?

No - i asked to return it and they agreed but it has taken too long. Instead will be added to the scrap pile.  It was leaking between the two housings

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  • 3 months later...

Saab has been running nicely - with new turbo and exhaust etc. 

 

So of course driving down to see my mum in London town was a step too far.  After my swim at bedfont lakes, the car started making funny noises... Followed by smoke. 

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Quick check discovered the front drivers side suspension had collapsed.  Autoaid summoned and wasn't long before being loaded up.

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Trusted shifters were consulted along with car adverts.  I was desperate to get a new car but missus Moog was less keen pointing out we are currently buying a house so need to be sensible. 

Plan F was called for.  Parts for Saab suspension kit was.overnighted to my mum's house.  My uncle provided a bucket of tools (literally, most were imperial) and some spring compressors. 

I splashed out on an impact wrench from Amazon to be delivered next day and rummage through my mum's shed uncovered odds and sods. 

 

Everything was delivered this morning. Including a slightly disappointing impact wrench 

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It is more of an impact driver with 1/2 inch anvil.   It is pretty good at doing stuff up but can't shift mega tough bolts. 

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looks like original suspension.  Will swap the others over when I get back home. 

Booked a couple of tyres to be fitted on Friday morning as the drivers one is toast.  

 

Total cost is £500 including tyres and.tracking

 

 

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