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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:06 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Second suggestion for a name for this car:
"The Head Case"
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may call it Lemmy.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I may call it Lemmy.

As in "Lemmy out of here......"

or short for Lemuel (Gulliver)?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As in Lemmy from Motorhead (RIP). The ultimate headcase.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Damn right. I don't have a monkey tattooed on my back for no reason.

Or at least that's what the tattooist told you it was
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Cam housing back on. Cambelt back on. Heatshield back on. Then rain (and mince and tatties) stopped play. Just injectors, coolant lines and a bit of fiddling and it should all be hunky dory.
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Doesn't look much, but all the big work is done. Cam covers, aux belt, a few jubilee clips and it's startup time.
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IT'S ALIVE!

I've been a bit quiet on this since getting it back together nearly 2 weeks ago, because the bastard resolutely refused to start. I flattened the battery and got the starter motor rinsing hot trying to turn it over. I whipped the cam covers off (Not a 5 minute job) 3 times to make sure my timing was correct (It was). I put a beefy charger onto the battery. I traced the wiring on the cam sensor back the ECU and continuity tested it. (All fine) I fitted new injector seals just for the sake of 11. (No change). I plugged in my diagnostics dongle and read the fuel pressure (4000 psi, more than enough). I sat in all day yesterday waiting for a mate's brother to come around and plug his more superior diagnostics machine in. (He never showed up).

Then, the bassist from God's Hotrod drove over, from Blackburn, at 8am and we brainstormed. We checked the injectors were getting fuel. They were. (Diesel went everywhere...). No warning lights, no error codes, nothing.

In the end, we hooked up my towing rod to the back of his Fabia and dragged the bastard down the road. 1 crank of the engine and a clutch dump in second and it was up and running as if nothing ever happened.

Common rail diesels are great for efficiency, power and economy, but they are a total slag to start once there's been a break in the fuel system. I was seriously beginning to panic about getting it going - I'd reached my limit of diagnosis and mechanical skills.

Thank the deity of your choice for the old fashioned way!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done that man, good spannering! I'm glad it's going again, I was worried you'd killed it for a moment there.
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Top banana.
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Excellent work!
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Great news, well done
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On my first run in it this afternoon, it smoked like crazy - pouring from under the bonnet, even coming in through the vents! Cue me jacking it back up, searching for leaks, checking all exhaust joints, boost pipes and whatnot.

The cause? When we pulled an injector in the morning to see if it was firing, I left the bleed-off pipe off the injector, causing a very quick diesel spill when I turned the ignition on. The smoke was the hot engine burning it all away.

Thank fuck for that!

Just been out for a 50 mile jolly to give it a full test and all is good.
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+1; well done indeed
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Faith in my own spannering skills restored!
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Scary but impressive  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And nice ti know the old fashioned ways still work - if all else fails, tow start the bastard.
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Indeed. All the self-priming in the world can not shift a vast amount of air out of an injection system.
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Good work that man

Know anything about VVT units on a 4.2 SC Jag? ;)
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Not tried yet!
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That must be highly rewarding, well done you.
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Sounds like a challenge to me ..... time to find out ?
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I'm now nearly a week in after the repair work and all is well. Temperature is rock steady (I've had my OBD dongle plugged in all week to monitor on my phone), and throttle response/boost is noticeably better since I de-crapped the inlet manifold. EGR blank is going back in this weekend to keep the inlet manifold clean(er) and then I can begin fitting the towbar and electrics I was due to start fitting before the overhreating started.

OBC is showing 43mpg average - I have been giving it some beans this week to make sure all the shite is burned away - but I'll be doing a proper brim-to-brim check when the time comes.

Overall, it doesn't feel as laggy and boosty as Postbosx was, but it probably quicker overall, despite having fewer torques. The fact that it has supple suspension and 16 inch wheels instead of 18s means I'm usually travelling faster than I was in the Postbox as I'm not being bounced around or tramlined. It's bloody quiet as well - It's a Bentley compared to the Postbox.

Once we've sorted the house and (hopefully) moved, I'll be looking into a remap and possibly a set of Vector alloys.
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Sounds good.
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Too good an opportunity to miss when parking, right? Even got them in age order, left to right.
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Cool. Never seen three of these at once.
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Three often together in our car park, all '08 plate Vector and Vector Sports - bought by a group of pathology staff at the same time. Weirdo's.
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Three often together in our car park, all '08 plate Vector and Vector Sports - bought by a group of pathology staff at the same time. Weirdo's.


They probably all wanted to be pilots.
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Three often together in our car park, all '08 plate Vector and Vector Sports - bought by a group of pathology staff at the same time. Weirdo's.


They probably all wanted to be pilots.


You're probably right, can't work out where they got them from as the number plates all start 'VK' too - must have been a job-lot. They try to park together too.
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I passed another identical silver Linear estate on my way home afterwards - the plate started KR08, just like mine (Before git plate)
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Three often together in our car park, all '08 plate Vector and Vector Sports - bought by a group of pathology staff at the same time. Weirdo's.


They probably all wanted to be pilots.


You're probably right, can't work out where they got them from as the number plates all start 'VK' too - must have been a job-lot. They try to park together too.


My Golf starts with VK and I believe it came from Listers VW in Coventry, so there must have been a Saab garage there a few years back.
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I had a Passat with a VK reg and I'm pretty sure it was registered in Worcester (lease car)
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What's the collective noun for a group of SAABs ?
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An Architect?

A dentist?
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A dentist?


It used to be. Now it's 'Pathologists'.
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I don't know what a collection of SAABs is but I do know a collection of BMWs is a "sphincter".
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A polo neck of SAABs.
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I'm not sure I want to know what a collection of Volvos is called...
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A Longevity ;-)
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A wall.
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A Werthers of Volvos.
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In honour of the Saab being Swedish, there are 2 choices for the name. Both, obviously, based around Sweden's other export: IKEA.

Option 1: The Flying Wardrobe. Not my favourite because it's too close to The Flying Postbox.

Option 2: Billy. Named after the popular IKEA bookshelf. Or the guitarist from ZZ Top, who isn't Swedish.

Billy is currently winning.
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I'm with "Billy" as in Gibbons.
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Surely it needs to be a discontinued item?
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What do you reckon?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a silver wheel guy I'm afraid.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transforms it - for the better. I like it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're not permanent, sadly. We had a spare set of wheels lying around at work and, knowing that they're exactly the same PCD as the SAAB, I tried them on.

I really like the look of them, especially from front dead-on - the wheel sits perfectly flush with the arch. I might have to buy a set off work when they become tired and need a refurb, then paint them gunmetal.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



That's what you get when you put 8.5" wide rims on.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blarno wrote:
...... then paint them gunmetal.


Now that is a totally different proposition - for the better. Black is too stark on wheels for me.


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