Jump to content
dozeydustman

Saab 93 - Smuts and knocks. Also fridge.

Recommended Posts

Shiny noo zorst.

IMG_7304.thumb.JPG.60a10c68e57e672bfd04a4a636e2637f.JPG

All torqued up.

IMG_7305.thumb.JPG.e12df56e03dcad71984171f37afdb0f8.JPG

I see no smoke at tickover either. Quick blat around the block, only a few whisps of smoke on acceleration. I really hope this is it. Goes back to the garage tomorrow for MoT over the weekend or Monday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, snagglepuss said:

well done chap! Worth the battles 

Indeed it was.

The garage was pretty impressed with my work as I'd asked them just to check the torques on all the fittings I had replaced before they sent it round for the test. Not blowing my own trumpet.

It's funny how different garages pick up different things. The NS suspension arm is barely noticeable by all accounts so may last the year out, the rest can be sorted as and when.

I'm now giving it a blez up to Kent for a couple of days. Then next Sunday the Corolla's balls get replaced, so another thread on some genuine shite to update!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Result of blat to Kent. Bit flat because bad connection to swirl flap motor (I know this is broken wire) so power is a bit hit and miss.

39DB2655-6975-47FE-96CA-6FAD62E9EF29.thumb.jpeg.046f576e6fd8e6c8388a9da63ac3c742.jpeg

Just a smidge under 60mpg is best i’ve ever had coming up to kent. Happeh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With a year's ticket and a 200 mile shakedown over the last couple of days, time for a new list of jobs to do on this car over the next year.

  1. Full service including alternator belt, cam belt and water pump.
  2. Replace bottom engine pulley as I think the rubber damper in the middle of it is getting a bit knackered after 205 and it seems to vibrate a little.
  3. Sort our O/S wing repeater - the lens is cracked and mouldy, and the bulb holder is a bit grotty and has a iffy connection somewhere
  4. Check swirl flap motor connector and wiring, I think it has a broken wire or a poor connection; failing that reinstate old swirl flap motor.
  5. Replace both rear tyres - I may put the 2 y/o fronts on the back as they're about 3-4mm tread.
  6. Replace leaking headlamp washer pump
  7. Replace rear wiper blade
  8. Clear any codes that may have picked up
  9. Replace rear number plate bulbs (I have 2x 5w capless, but I'm looking at replacing with LED)
  10. Keep an eye on the rear suspension bushes and the steering inner joints as advised at MoT
  11. Replace any missing trims.
  12. Replace O/S/F front hub (that will be a mission as the driveshaft splines are still seized/rusted into it)

I'm hoping now with all the work I've done the car will be on the road for a few more years yet, if I can get her to 250k in my ownership I'll be chuffed. Going to take a few days away from car tinkering, plus the Corolla's MoT is higher priority now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mrs_d used the Saab this evening to go to her new evening job.

Got a phone call at 9:15ish from her telling me the car conked out. I knew it was low(ish) on fuel, about half a gallon left in the tank but she promised to put some diesel in on the way home. Went to petrol station with jerry can. Found mrs_d, and the Saab, and a puddle of diesel on the floor.

Cylinder No.3 has spat out its leak off t-piece again. Bodged it to get home but I'll have to assess the damage (if any) tomorrow.

I had the Corolla destined for some garage action tomorrow. Pah.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you put a new leak off kit on? If so, wondering if the engine cover maybe is knocking it somehow?

I assume all the mounts are still on it? The cover on the one I had was on+off so many times with the car breaking, I gave up putting it back on! A bit noiser (because its there for acoustic reasons too) but not excessive. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New leak off connectors and hoses, I think I still have a good T-shaped one from the old set. It had actually come out of the injector, so wondering if the O-ring or R-clip are wanky.

cover has its 4 rubber mounts so i’ll check make sure everything is in place. On Tacho break at work so won’t know until I get home and have a look

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Put a new O-ring seal on the loose T-piece, seems to be a better fit and no leaks etc.

Something I'll have to keep an eye on though. I can't find the old ones so looks like I need to buy a few spares.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A smoll drive around yesterday evening and the diesel leak from No3 injector leak off system has returned. It's only a drip as opposed to pissing everywhere but nevertheless I don't want my car dripping fuel everywhere, especially as I have seen the mess diesel spills, unexpected rain or damp and motorcycles make when combined. It appears to be coming from where the hose and t-piece join, so I'm hoping it's just the hose being less than perfect as opposed to another t-piece being needed. I have spare hose but need to order more t-pieces, so I may get a set of the brass ones I have seen on the Bay of E, which means I can also jubilee clip the leak off hoses to them as opposed to interference fit with the plastic ones.

Can't do much with it today as I'm off to see my dad for his birthday!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I replaced the small piece of hose on injector number 3 and the leak went.

After a short drive, injector number 2's leak off popped out. Exactly the same issue as last Thursday - the R-clip has slipped and the T-connector jumped out. I noticed that Injector No 4's clip wasn't where is should be.

As posted in Ask a shiter? have I got crap R-clips or is something more serious the issue?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about creative use of zip ties to hold the T connectors down? Does sound like the r-clips are a bit pants if they're coming off. Tried squidging them to close them up a bit and make a tighter fit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it's a mix of poor quality R-clips and t connectors, despite them being GM branded parts. Well, they came in GM packaging. I'm hoping where I've changed all 4 o-rings and squeezed the clips a little they are holding today. Fitter at work owes me a favour so he's going to peek under the lid tomorrow see if I've done anything wrong as he knows these engines pretty good as we have a couple Fiat vans with the 8v version of the engine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm hoping I've sorted out the injector leak off problems on this old crate now. After a new set of retaining clips proved to be as much use as a chocolate teapot, I bought another set, this time from a Saab Specialist on eBay for £4 posted.

IMG_7384.thumb.JPG.4654ae0380f4da834123a4a8ce0ce1cd.JPG

Spot the difference. The new ones are a much better fit, but No 3 injector's leak off was still dribbling. This is the one I'd replaced the o-ring on a week ago.

IMG_7385.thumb.JPG.c6d7561fa449427dd62057101ff5f3d0.JPG

Luckily I had managed to not throw out the old leak off connectors so I just whacked these back in with new o-rings from a jumbo pack I got from Lidl last summer (last 2) and they are snug, don't rattle about and no moar leeks by the looks of it. I am still tempted to get a set of metal connectors. Hopefully next month water pump, cam belt and alternator belt. Which I'm sure will be fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The hoses between the central T-piece and the connections on 3 & 4 are the replacement parts that, despite being GM 'genuine' parts, are utter shit (lower 2 injectors). I swapped the replacement hoses for 1 & 2 for the good originals that were in the garage in an old margarine tub.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, SiC said:

No sorry I meant the electrical connector!

Yep they're original as far as I am aware. One has a dicky lock tab so cable ties may be needed soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/22/2019 at 3:57 PM, dozeydustman said:

With a year's ticket and a 200 mile shakedown over the last couple of days, time for a new list of jobs to do on this car over the next year.

  1. Full service including alternator belt, cam belt and water pump.
  2. Replace bottom engine pulley as I think the rubber damper in the middle of it is getting a bit knackered after 205 and it seems to vibrate a little.
  3. Sort our O/S wing repeater - the lens is cracked and mouldy, and the bulb holder is a bit grotty and has a iffy connection somewhere
  4. Check swirl flap motor connector and wiring, I think it has a broken wire or a poor connection; failing that reinstate old swirl flap motor. ✔︎
  5. Replace both rear tyres - I may put the 2 y/o fronts on the back as they're about 3-4mm tread.
  6. Replace leaking headlamp washer pump
  7. Replace rear wiper blade
  8. Clear any codes that may have picked up ✔︎
  9. Replace rear number plate bulbs (I have 2x 5w capless, but I'm looking at replacing with LED)
  10. Keep an eye on the rear suspension bushes and the steering inner joints as advised at MoT
  11. Replace any missing trims.
  12. Replace O/S/F front hub (that will be a mission as the driveshaft splines are still seized/rusted into it)
  13. Force a Regen

I'm hoping now with all the work I've done the car will be on the road for a few more years yet, if I can get her to 250k in my ownership I'll be chuffed. Going to take a few days away from car tinkering, plus the Corolla's MoT is higher priority now.

 

I have managed to get my flaps flapping at last, but we now have a new issue.

EML came on today on way home, no limp mode. Popped round to a work colleague who has a code reader that apparently only works on Fords and Peugeots, but not his Nissan. Worth a try.

We have P1901 which is something to do with the DPF - could be a knackered sensor, broken wire or something similar. Wondering if the middle box on the system is clogged a bit as the one directly under the turbo is new(ish) and Possibly why the Flexi failed on my old exhaust. Need to study the book of lies and see how the exhaust system is configured on this car.

Might also see if I can remove this middle box and steam clean it internally at work if it is that which is clogged. It's probably more important that I get a water pump and an alternator belt and do those soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cataclean and a blast might do it, or some equivalent dpf snake oil.  I think Wynn’s do one but no idea if it’s any good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Parky said:

Cataclean and a blast might do it, or some equivalent dpf snake oil.  I think Wynn’s do one but no idea if it’s any good

I got some Seafoam additive I've been meaning to pop in the tank. It's the 'all rounder' for oil and fuel. Meant to put some pre-mot in the corolla but seeing as that runs as sweet as a nut emissions wise, I may save it for this oil burning beauty!

 

Last time I popped into Chalmers in Gravesend before the car got MoT'd, I got something they had on a promo from the states. Put the can in and I've never seen so much crap come out of a diesel (was around November last year). I was driving home to Sussex after I popped this stuff in before I left in the evening - I remember it did a pretty fierce regeneration as glowing smuts came out the tailpipe when I pulled over thinking the car was on fire! Shame I can't remember what it was.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would appear I need a new EGR or at least give the one installed a real thorough cleanout again. There's no 'whoosh' on acceleration and turbo is now lagging a bit. I seem to remember the last time I needed an EGR the car behaved like this. What is more important though

The DPF does regenerate so I doubt it's blocked, I remember when putting the exhaust mid-section on the honeycomb was black but there were not blocked cells in the mesh. And the last regen the car did had nice smuts coming out the exhaust.

I need to get a water pump and alternator belt for this soon, possibly an alternator belt tensioner; I've still got Saabnut's cam timing tool and feel a bit guilty that I've not used it yet or sent it back.

This morning on a quick run to town the suspension has made a knocking noise from the offside. I'm hoping it's just some of the siezed/rusted together bits I couldn't remove have freed and just need torquing up again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By cobblers
      Train tickets booked from a train station 30 miles away to save £9 on the recommendation of the Mrs
      Mrs booked and primed ready to drop me off at said train station.




      Mobile tool kit primed and ready, missing almost every vital component due to EU regulations about leccy tape and screwdrivers on trains (I left them all at my mums house yesterday).
      If I do break down, I should have something to listen to while I work out whether I'm with the AA or RAC or none of the above.


      Not pictured: pile of cash
    • By 320touring
      A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, The Burd and I went to see the Skizzer to start getting a MK1 Golf Convertible that had been off the road for 10years..
      After a couple of sessions in deepest darkest Wales , coupled with some sterling help and fettling by Skizzer himself, it was time for us to head down and bring the thing back up.
       
      This went well:
      New tyres were procured and fitted

      The in-game tank pump was pulled out and a new filter fitted

       
      Then I got in touch with my Inuit side, using brand new* magnets to undertake "tank shite" fishing


      A full check over and a couple of test drives showed it fit to play.
      We set off for sunny Oswestry, only to have both front calipers sticking after 120 miles. Some water and time to collect down saw them free off and cause no further problems.
       
      Upon getting just past Tebay, it started running rough - nicking into Todhills rest area and luzzing in 10L of fuel had it running bang on for the next 70miles before it died.
      This was the final scene on the way home.

      I got to bed at 00:45, and left it to sit until today.
    • By Dick Longbridge
      As with many of the members on here, I tend to read and comment a lot, but haven’t done much in the way of my own shite related posting. The onslaught of miserable teenage goat bummers (©Bollox2019) has encouraged me to share a little more, rather than look at the screen and shake my head. As my fiancée once told me, Dick is for sharing. Or something.
       
      Updates are likely to be sporadic, and not necessarily ‘car project work’ per se. Sometimes it may just be the odd photo.
      Anyway, now the disclaimer is out the way, and without further ado, I’ll start with this.
       
      I bought my Lambretta just over ten years ago. I’ve had a few over the years, and even dabbled with the dark side, or as they are sometimes known, Vespa.
       
      Collection of this scooter involved a fucked Transit, and a day trip to Stoke from sunny Cornwall. Breathing in diesel exhaust fumes which permeated the van through the rusty gaps under the back doors was becoming tiresome by the twelfth hour of driving. We managed it though, and the scooter was well worth the journey. It’s an Italian 1967 SX150, with a 186 Imola kit, plus various other trick bits. It was originally Verde Mela - a rare Innocenti colour - which is basically apple green. Unfortunately the previous owner stripped every last trace of it from the frame, and repainted it in a Peugeot metallic. Not something I could ever bring myself to do, but it looks good all the same.
       
      I had plenty of fun with the scooter, and even made it to the Isle of Wight rally on it (I’ve done this a few times on previous scooters). However, as with many of us, life and house got in the way, and it’s sat in the garage under a cover for way too long.
       
      I hadn’t fired it up for well over 12 months, so decided to drag the old dear out into the sunshine, fire her up, and give her a blast around the estate. I did a quick video of getting the scooter started - no sound because time lapse - startup was a bitch as the fuel was really stale, half evaporated and leaving the oil/ratio mix completely oil heavy. You can make out when it eventually fires up in the video - wait for the smoke around the back end!
       
      I’ll end by adding the startup video. I’ve got a load more photos somewhere on the external HDD, including some of my previous Lambrettas. I'll have to dig them out when I get chance.
       
      TTFN.
       
×
×
  • Create New...