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x96
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France
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Posted - 13 May 2012 :  15:30:58 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I've found this spring on the freewheel lever,


I can dissengage the freewheel, but the lever remain 4 or 5mm before the end of its travel.I don't understand the uses of this spring, what could happened if the lever goes to the end?
On this photo it is the current situation with the freewhel dissenganged and the spring fitted.
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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 13 May 2012 :  22:31:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
There shouldn't be a spring there. I guess it was there to stop the lever rattling if the rubber grommet in the bulkhead has perished. The lever cannot go further forward as it is restriced by the travel of the plastic lever on the transmission.
I note you are missing the rubber shroud on the clutch slave cylinder.
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x96
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France
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Posted - 16 May 2012 :  21:29:31 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Then, I will remove the spring and wait what happen.
I didn't notice the missing rubber. I will have a internet look to find how looks it like.
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2012 :  21:39:11 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Today I'm very happy. I fitted the carb and after adjusting the idle and the float i could start the engine. For the first time I've got idle, no extra leaking, so after open a bit the minimum (it was too close)it started. Next future making some kms i will fine adjusting the carb as now in the garage is difficult.

What I notice is the big drop of rpm when I turn on the lights or even the internal ventilator.
Probably the alternator is weak/small/old. The belt is ok.
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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 May 2012 :  11:40:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Tick over set too low? Set at 900rpm with the lights on. That should help. The standard alternator should be fine but it may need a basic overhaul.
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x96
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France
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Posted - 17 May 2012 :  18:24:51 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
It could be the reason but I don't have any instrument to messure that 900 rpm. In any case it's so nice reduce the idle and notice that it works.
Maybe a dwell tester would be useful to adjust idle and firing point. I've seen cheap ones on ebay.
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Andyinthegarage
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United Kingdom
357 Posts

Posted - 17 May 2012 :  21:26:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
I didn't notice the missing rubber. I will have a internet look to find how looks it like.



Treat yourself:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-95-96-V4-Sonnet-NEW-clutch-slave-cyl-repair-kit-2t-/261008638146?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cc553c0c2
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x96
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France
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Posted - 20 May 2012 :  22:11:48 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I see, thanks, but I imagine that I must to remove the cluch slave cylinder to put that missing rubber. For the moment; I will cover it with something to avoid dust going inside.
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 May 2012 :  22:20:11 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
You only have to loosen the bolt that holds the cylinder in place, 5 minute job!

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 May 2012 :  22:34:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Drop me a line...i'm sure I can sort something!

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96 (Bridget),'74 95 (Veronica)
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 25 May 2012 :  15:21:21 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Well, my happyness has ended after 9 days. Not bad.

The engine continues to have a good idle when the car is flat. Going out the garage in a heavy rise the engine stalls. I can keep it on by pushing the pedal, but at idle after a while, little by little the idle reduce speed up to stall.

I can restart easily pressing twice the pedal, the carb doesn't flood, it seems the opposite, that for any reason the carb doesn't feed enough petrol.

Thinking about a low level on the float I've remove the cover of the carb and this is the previous situation with the float placed out of the cover.



I've correct the float to permit more petrol and this is the excesive level.


With this position the carb floods the engine.

Any clue?
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x96
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France
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Posted - 29 May 2012 :  22:25:39 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Here a closer view of the slave cylinder.
I don't see the way to remove it easily. Maybe, the bolt on the left? But no too much room there.
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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 30 May 2012 :  02:43:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
You need a ring spanner (1/2inch or 13mm IIRC) on the bolt at rear of slave cylinder. It also seems to be retaining the reverse light switch, Not easy to get to!
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Andyinthegarage
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 30 May 2012 :  18:32:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Woody
You need a ring spanner (1/2inch or 13mm IIRC) on the bolt at rear of slave cylinder. It also seems to be retaining the reverse light switch, Not easy to get to!



As in, the end at the right in your image - though there does indeed seem to be something else sharing the bolt. Unhook that spring for starters and gve yourself a bit of space to work in. The hose can stay connected by the way. Really it's easier than you think....promise!
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 30 May 2012 :  20:05:52 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Please use a 1/2" spanner and not a 13mm as that will ruin the head of the bolt. Check if your reverse lights still work after the operation. The spring shouldn't be there, it should be hooked onto a thin metal plate held in place by on of the bolts of the steering gear assy.

How's the carb doing now?

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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