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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #465 on: 05 May 2018, 07:29:42 PM »
Started on dealing with this... :(

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #466 on: 05 May 2018, 08:54:39 PM »
I'm going to pretend I didn't see this and live in ignorant bliss at what's behind my arch liners!
At least it looks like you're getting it before it's gone too far.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #467 on: 05 May 2018, 09:05:30 PM »
It's not too bad considering that the car is nearly 12 years old.  When I started driving a car was unlikely to survive more than 8-10 years.

The good thing is that the arch liners are fixed with plastic nuts, so they came of without shearing off the fixing studs :)

I'm going to try and kill the rust with Bilt Hamber "Hydrate 80".  I used it on the rust on the roof a year ago and that's still OK, but back then, I cleaned out the brush by brushing the Hydrate  80 on a rusty chain hanging from my trailer.  It hangs in the open and is very rusty.  It's still there and the rust has gone, so hopefully this stuff is good for a year or three.  I picked up on a recommendation from Martin at Jamsaab.  Seems a good one!! :)  When the Hydrate 80 has cured in 24 hours, the wheel arch will get a coat of Hammerite followed by some underseal.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #468 on: 05 May 2018, 10:58:09 PM »
That's well worth keeping a note of!

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #469 on: 06 May 2018, 04:36:18 PM »
One coat of Hydrate 80.  Optical illusion on the photo for some, the bits that look like blisters are actually pitting!!

And then a coat of Hammerite.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #470 on: 07 May 2018, 10:13:21 PM »
The other side is a bit worse and the fuel filler pipe and EVAP stuff is in the way as well
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #471 on: 20 May 2018, 03:04:46 PM »
Did the first service on the 9-5 yesterday. Filters, plugs, oil. As well as two engine mounts.
Found the service a bit more of a faff than the 9-3, particularly the pollen filter!!!

Noted when I bought the car, that it had been grounded at some point as there's some denting to the downpipe and cat. It seems that it's worse than I'd thought and the cat is holed with a small amount of sulphur deposited on the outside. Question is, will this constitute an MOT fail?

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #472 on: 13 January 2019, 05:44:04 PM »
Replaced both LED side lights as they'd started to flicker. I noticed when I had the lights off the other month, that both LED bulbs had melted slightly. Bit poor that they only lasted a year, if I get the same life out of the set I've just fit, then I'll be going back to incandescents.
Fit these this time: https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501-twenty20-cree-led-12v-w5w-canbus-wedge-bulb.html

Replaced the small o-ring in the press in fitting for the vac line on top of the cobra. The fitting was a bit hit and miss when it came to gripping the pipe and the pipe felt a bit loose in there, so I'm sure it would have been sucking some unmetered air. The old o-ring was rather warn so I've replaced with a 12mm ID, 3mm section (I happened to have in stock) which was slightly too large section and made for a rather tight fit, but it's holding well and certainly well sealed.

Finally gave her a hoover and refit the passenger floor mat as the foot well has fully dried out since I fixed the leak a few weeks back, that had been letting in rain water around the ECU.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #473 on: 13 January 2019, 09:56:56 PM »
I have done nothing to either car for a couple of months.  Building work is getting in the way... :o
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #474 on: 13 January 2019, 11:22:57 PM »
I've had a bit of busy weekend in all... Also Artexed a patch in one of the bedroom ceilings the the electrician had put his foot through  >:( the only ceiling in the house that the previous owner had Artexed! The plasterer had repaired the hole but some numpty (our builder) made a pee poor job of matching the stippled Artex, he thought putting emulsion on thickly would do it!. I fit push latches to a set of built-in cupboards in our hallway that have had no handles for the best part of 3 years. And spread a tonne of manure on the borders.
I've now got 3 weeks to paint and prep the stairs and landing for new carpet that's going down. If anyone knows a good source of reclaimed 5&11/16" floorboards I'd be happy to know, I need to replace a few .. Bit of a tangent but I blame you Will for mentioning building work  ;D
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