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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 30 May 2012 :  20:10:26 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
PM me your email address for a PDF of the parts book if you want one. I suggest you also buy a Haynes manual off eBay if you don't own one, it's a really good source (I don't have a digital copy unfortunately).

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2012 :  15:46:20 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks for the pdf, it's very useful.
I notice that the carb now keeps tickover even with the car on a ramp, maybe the latest adjust of the float is correct. On the other hand I've notice that the aceleration device doesn't work. Probabbly I've tapped a hole without notice. I will remove it and check again.
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x96
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France
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Posted - 31 May 2012 :  20:15:16 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I think I've found the place for the spring.
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 31 May 2012 :  20:25:49 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Yes, that's the right spot! Springs on many V4s are in alternative locations due to broken off plates.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2012 :  21:02:37 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I've checked the compression.
Three cilinders with 11 bar and 1 with just 8.





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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 03 Jun 2012 :  21:52:13 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Well, after removing the accelerator device and cleaning, it works, but what I notice I don't have a correct transition system. I'm afraid the carb is dirty inside. I'm going to remove it and cleaning again.
Any advice about a proper liquid for cleaning?


Edited by - x96 on 03 Jun 2012 22:04:38
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 03 Jun 2012 :  22:10:58 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Does anyone to know how to adjust the handbrake on this situation?
I've red the procedure from the book but I've found that the nut is at the end of its travel.


Edited by - x96 on 03 Jun 2012 22:12:06
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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  00:12:40 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I think your cables have stretched too far, which they do in time and need replacing.
I will take a photo of mine in the morning so you can see the situation with new shoes and new cables.

Edited by - Woody on 06 Jun 2012 22:08:48
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Woody
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  19:25:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
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Woody
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Posted - 06 Jun 2012 :  22:23:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Your handle appears to be distorted too. The end where the cable bar goes through should be splayed to support the pull on the cables. The cotter supporting the pawl also appears to be projecting out the handle too much. Has it got a 'C' washer the other side?

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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 22 Jul 2012 :  16:16:38 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Little update.
I've splayed the support of the pull.






And I'm going to try puttin an spacer between the nut and the pull, maybe I can save the cable.
What is sure, I must to restore the complete axe, as it is very rusty, it looks like the titanic. I've broken the nut that adjust the pads.

But I don't get this: "The cotter supporting the pawl also appears to be projecting out the handle too much. Has it got a 'C' washer the other side?"
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 26 Jul 2012 :  17:12:32 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
After a while I can continue solving problems.
As Woody predicted the cables are stretched, i've put several nuts and it works for the moment. Next future I will change them.
The linings of the brakes are ok, they have more than 3mm thickness.

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john-saab
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 27 Jul 2012 :  08:11:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yo may need to tighten a nut behind the proper SAAB nut to prevent it unwinding...the hollow normally sits on the bar to prevent it unwinding.

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

Posted - 27 Jul 2012 :  12:30:04 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Yes, you're right. I will put another nut.
Now it brakes at the third click.
But this car is lovely, its simplicity(compare to modern cars) is wonderful.

P.S. I know it's not a nice solution, but for the moment permit me to concentrate on other thing, thinking on the next mot. I would have to remove the hole rear axle and refurbish it.

Edited by - x96 on 27 Jul 2012 12:31:27
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 02 Aug 2012 :  23:50:50 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Today, I've painted the wipers, it is strange, under the black paint there is the chrome,no just a gray or aluminium finish.




I've never seen before the way that they are fixed to the axle. Two nuts compress the axle.


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