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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1763 Posts

Posted - 29 Feb 2016 :  16:58:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Sump drop??? Why? Its only the 9-5s with the GM modified engine that suffered from vac hose degradation, leading to oil starvation, as far as I'm aware. BTW, only use pure synthetic oil in an Aero!

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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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x96
V4 Fanatic

France
272 Posts

Posted - 29 Feb 2016 :  18:20:45 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
very nice cars. Looks like new.

Hctor
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 29 Feb 2016 :  19:08:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Not bragging it,s all down to the previous owner not me but it,s put a big smile on my face when one of the 9000 guys that scrutinised it today said this on another forum...

[list=][quote

Car is very good. No car park dings and no stone chips.

Best original example I have ever seen.[/quote]
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That makes you feel good


Pete, 9000,s can suffer also, not in the same league as early 9-5's etc. there is a video on you tube about it also, guy had a look to check just in case and one third was blocked with carp, having the cat right under the sump doesn,t help apparently. Definitely worth doing just in case...

Last 9000 pic and back to 96's. Recaro Aero seating, lush!



Back on topic, especially for this thread, an opal green 95 on the bay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-95-LV4-GREEN-1976-/121908835664?hash=item1c62553550:g:hzcAAOSwuAVW01-

Last taxed 1993 reg OWO 459R not for me...

Edited by - Zagato on 29 Feb 2016 19:43:42
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
282 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2016 :  20:59:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That mightn't be a bad buy if you could get it cheap enough. A nice partnet for your 96.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2016 :  22:02:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
To rough for me. As I don,t do the work myself it could cost a fortune getting a car that has not been on the road since 1993 up to scratch, with a rough running engine (balance shaft!!!), just had a respray to a certain standard covering what and all the other problems and things that need fixing. For someone like me who is just a polisher it,s better for me to pay 3-4k more for a more original example in better condition. This could be ideal for someone who can tinker and do the work if/when it becomes necessary. Really good examples do come up, that Ivory 95 Nick had with the engine fire was mint, REALLY nice, cost 1500, bung another 2-3k at it and it would be a superb motor, no welding, mint interior, low miles etc, somebody got themselves a nice project, I was just in the middle of a house move and didn,t need another project. Better for me to bide my time and wait for a decent example with less agro...

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 01 Mar 2016 22:03:40
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
282 Posts

Posted - 02 Mar 2016 :  08:46:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I always have this romantic notion of restoring a shabby car back to decent running order but in reality unless you have the time, space and the facilities it rarely works out. Still fancy a 95 myself, some day.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 20 May 2016 :  11:05:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The Hamer Lift finally arrived last night and was assembled by the companies owner in my driveway. I disasembled it this morning and put it back up in my garage. Tight squeeze but all I have to do now is pull it out on dollies :D Nice bit of kit, simple to use, nothing to go wrong and takes 30 mins to put up or take down and pack up. It was 2500 all in with all the avaialbe extensions to make it wider and longer if necessary and extra jacking/axle stand platforms so not cheap but will last a lifetime. Useful over other makes as it can be used outside, disasembled if room is tight and has very good access over other makes plus jacking/axle stand platforms!

I have three SAABS booked in now for rust prevention work :D





96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 23 May 2016 :  11:29:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Can recommend the Hamer Lift, can,t fault it :D Only took 10 minutes to get out of garage.



Good underneath, just needs the jacking points anti-rusted again (someone has used Waxoyl which can deteriorate the original underseal so quick wire brush and spray with Dinitrol Converust and Underbody Wax. Glad I ordered new tank straps ready to go on just in case, the exhaust looks too good to replace and some of the bushes at the front could do with replacing...



Just going to do the jacking points and give her a wash and wipe down underneath today and shove it all back in the garage and get on with some real work.

Will put the 96 up next time. Very tempting to put Dinitrol Corroheat on the underside of the 96 which is hard and clear to show the original grey paint, not sure yet, just seems a shame to cover it in underbody wax!

96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5

Edited by - Zagato on 23 May 2016 11:32:44
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 11 Jul 2016 :  17:31:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
RUF is becoming part of the garage storage so I gotta just get the old girl on the road in whatever condition by the end of the year. She has been off the road too long with house move etc. Forget resprays, balance shafts, timing gears, (both should be ok) engine painting, new wings etc etc, enough is enough... I am just going to get her back on the road in the state she is in (but for rust prevention work which I am hoping to do over the summer hols if I get a break from other peoples vehicles) and save up/find wings etc for a proper resto as I go along in the future...



Dream on!



96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5

Edited by - Zagato on 11 Jul 2016 17:42:02
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 15 Jul 2016 :  20:26:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Fancy watching paint dry? If you want a go yourself with Dinitrol, get yourself a professional mask and something to cover you, your driveway and parts of the vehicle. Below is a simple demo, the trick is to get as much rust off as possible.

Few pics of the Dinitrol system!

1. Rub down rust as much as possible.



2. Spray on Converust RC900, pic taken within a minute and it is already turning dark blue converting the rust.



3. You need a coating of your choice over the Converust, either paint or as in this picture a clear coating of Corroheat 4010 if you want to keep a very close eye on what is happening BUT be careful it does chip!



Or Underbody Wax 4941 as in the picture or the sound deadening stone chip Drohnex 445 or I would recommend the new Protect Super 447 if you want a better stone chip.



This can all be bought in aerosols from Rejel.com with 360 degree spray extension nozzles and a cavity wax 3125 for box sections. Now to finish the rest of the wheel arch...



96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5

Edited by - Zagato on 15 Jul 2016 20:28:36
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 07 Aug 2016 :  11:18:23 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Finally making a start on my own car today. Now able to have a proper look, the underside is so good I am pretty sure I am going to paint it mainly with POR-15.







Only bit of surface rust you can see is light brown on right hand side under the axle, so I will rub it back to bare metal, use Converust and paint with POR-15 which will be good for life... Still need to finish getting some patches of underseal off.

96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5

Edited by - Zagato on 07 Aug 2016 11:27:51
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 08 Aug 2016 :  12:58:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Decided against POR-15' I have Dinitrol in stock, use it every day and it will be much quicker than POR-15 plus it can come off again which POR-15 cannot! Too many rubber grommets etc to paint around also...



Shiny black back axle thanks to the owners waxoyling again mid way through it,s life which you can see remnants of still on there. A clean off with white spirits, mask up and start spraying.

96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5

Edited by - Zagato on 08 Aug 2016 13:01:16
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2016 :  17:47:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Painful, meticulous rubbing back of every little hair line rust mark, taking ages. You HAVE to get 99% of the rust off even with rust convertors as they don,t soak in much and from experience I would never use a water based rust convertor.

Enjoying working on my old girl... Monroe shock and springs in very good condition. springs were colour coded I have just found out after reading an old SEC mag. Mine are the later shorter stiffer ones with an orange dab of paint on them. If I can find the article again I will post it up...



96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2016 :  17:56:51 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I wanted to undoe the top of the shock from inside the boot to check and treat any rust. Will the Unsupported axle drop down though.

96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5
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beardydave
V4 Beginner

53 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2016 :  18:53:59 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Axle should be hinged in the middle, there should also be check-straps on the rear of the axles on each side to prevent excessive movement.

I'm going to pick your brains on this rust proofing stuff now. Sorry for the thread hijack.

I'm doing a near bare-metal respray on my 96. All body panels off, sanded and resprayed. Interior stripped out and repainted where necessary.I've etch-primed everything as I've gone along.

I want to put a good, permanent hard rust protection under the paint on all concealed areas like wheel arches, engine bay and underside.

I've got a big enough garage to spray in, along with a reasonable compressor and spray gun, but ventilation is an open main door, and I don't have an airfed mask; only a half-face filter mask with proper filters. I could put in an extract fan and get an air-fed mask is absolutely necessary but at the moment I'm just avoiding 2-pack paint.

What product do you recommend?
Am I ok to rust-proof onto the etch primer or will I be better stripping it off again before rust proofing? All rust has been removed from the panels before priming.
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