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john-saab
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 30 Aug 2016 :  06:52:00 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thats a great colour combination.

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 12 Sep 2016 :  17:30:44 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I stopped by a car meet and just by extreme coincidence met another 95 there!



I also discovered that the aftermarket carb (Holley 1940) the previous owner put on my car has robbed it of most of its low end torque, as the route to the meet contains a long, steep uphill section that my 96 could handle with ease, but this car lost a lot of steam climbing it. I've found out this used to be a popular carb for racing, but others have told me it's bad for daily driving because of the same issues I'm having, which are apparently typical. So I'll probably go back to the original or a Weber single barrel.

Edited by - Mos6502 on 12 Sep 2016 17:41:13
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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2016 :  06:51:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote


Preparing to pull the engine. Anybody have hints, or warnings for things to watch out for?

Also, I'm not quite sure what to do about draining the radiator. It looks like it will just drain into the under pan if I unplug it. Is that just how it goes?

Edited by - Mos6502 on 28 Oct 2016 06:52:31
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Andyinthegarage
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
357 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2016 :  11:21:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
If you have a piece of garden hose about a foot long you can slip that over the drain plug and route it out to ground . that'll take care of most of the water but yes, there's usually some mopping up to do.
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1779 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2016 :  12:33:00 Show Profile Reply with Quote
If you have anti freeze in (Texas?) please drain and retain your coolant. It can be a pet killer.
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2267 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2016 :  17:19:38 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Nice wide radiator, does it have a drain plug at all since it's not a standard rad?.

After draining the rad, put a piece of cardboard between the engine and the rad and tie them together, saves quite a bit of time and spilt coolant. No matter how well you drain the rad, lots of coolant will still be left in the block. If you're planning on removing the gearbox as well I would lift them together. If you only remove the engine, slacken the rear gearbox mount to avoid damage to the rear gearbox cover.

www.saabv4.com
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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 29 Oct 2016 :  10:47:23 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by melle
Nice wide radiator, does it have a drain plug at all since it's not a standard rad?.

After draining the rad, put a piece of cardboard between the engine and the rad and tie them together, saves quite a bit of time and spilt coolant. No matter how well you drain the rad, lots of coolant will still be left in the block. If you're planning on removing the gearbox as well I would lift them together. If you only remove the engine, slacken the rear gearbox mount to avoid damage to the rear gearbox cover.

www.saabv4.com



It's a 99 radiator from what I was told. I found a plastic tube to help drain it without spilling coolant everywhere.

I'm pulling the engine to replace the crank seal, so the gearbox is staying in the car, how do I loosen the gearbox mount?

Thanks
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2267 Posts

Posted - 29 Oct 2016 :  13:09:18 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
From within the cab, there's a big rubber grommet in the bulkhead under the floor mats you'll have to remove to get access with a socket + extension.

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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 30 Oct 2016 :  06:46:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks. I've pretty much got everything disconnected now, so I'll see about raising the engine out tomorrow hopefully.

I did notice there is a tiny bit of play in the timing pulley, maybe a millimeter of in-out play, is this something I should be worried about? Or is this acceptable? I also noticed the fan pulley has a very slight wobble.
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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 30 Oct 2016 :  21:11:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote




Engine is out. Had a hell of a time removing the starter motor, and I hope I didn't damage the input shaft, the transmission fell down about an inch when I pulled the engine out, despite the wood wedged under it.
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2267 Posts

Posted - 17 Oct 2017 :  21:29:31 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Someone sent me a link: https://petrolicious.com/articles/how-to-appreciate-and-drive-the-saab-95 Nice write up and great photos!

www.saabv4.com
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stevebod
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
290 Posts

Posted - 02 Nov 2017 :  15:23:59 Show Profile Visit stevebod's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks Melle I enjoyed that.
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