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    #46
    I eagerly await saab skids.

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      #47
      SAABs have always been "Weird Cool" along with Ovlovs.

      | 1963 RK43 Toyota Lite-Stout (Stanley) | 2002 EC5W Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4 Type-S (Larry) |

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        #48
        New head gasket on and we are presently at 50, 75, 75, 100 across the four cylinders. So #1 is worse and the others better.

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          #49
          Is it running?.
          Get it running with a few heat cycles. Check again and then if still low do an Italian tune with bon ami.
          will buy you 3 month s use.

          But sounds fucked....

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            #50
            Originally posted by 9triton View Post
            Is it running?.
            Get it running with a few heat cycles. Check again and then if still low do an Italian tune with bon ami.
            will buy you 3 month s use.

            But sounds fucked....
            +1 why the fuck not assuming you arent in for much $
            www.holditflat.com

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              #51
              You gave it a hone as well yeah? Possible burnt valves?

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                #52
                Well, we got a magnificent smoke show.

                I had hoped that said smoke show would be the result of a sweetly running Saab laying down a righteous driveway skid in celebration of our efforts, bouncing off the limiter in single pegger glory, but the fates were against us. Alas.

                As you saw a few posts ago, we got the new headgasket on and put it all back together enough to be able to test the compression. 50, 75, 75, 100 which was a worsening of #1 from its previous 115 but an improvement across the other three. The headgasket was blown across 3-4, for those of you who missed the last episode.

                Now, bear in mind we had no idea what was going on in places we couldn't see, such as beyond the top of the pistons. We'd honed it, cleaned it up, skimmed the surface of the block and generally done what we could but knowing that it still didn't look fantastic.

                Might as well see if it'll run. So we borrowed a battery from another member of the vehicle fleet, and loaded it up with Start Ya Bastard, and awaited the moment where all our efforts would pay off.

                No fire. Not even an attempt to fire. Lots of cranking, but no firing. Some testing confirmed that we weren't getting any spark. CA18Escort traced a few things around the place and worked out that we hadn't earthed it, while I more or less stood around with a puzzled look on my face having run out of any good ideas. Also plugged a few sensors and things back in just in case it wouldn't start without them, implausible as that seemed.

                (Helpfully, the car had a warning on the dash informing us that it did not have enough coolant in the system. This, I am pleased to say, was accurate given the hoses were disconnected, much as it was the least of our issues).

                So we had another go...and voila! We had firing, of a sort. A very rough sort. And this is where we got our smoke show - I wasn't in a position to see it, but I am reliably informed that there was a satisfying amount of crap being blown out of the exhaust.

                But while it would run, sort of, it wouldn't stay running. I think you'd agree with me when I say that the engine running on a more or less continuous basis is pivotal to a car's usability. We were not going to be able to go a quarter metre, much less a quarter mile.

                It did not appear that we were getting any fuel; and now that we thought about it, neither of us when we'd taken turns at starting the car could hear any noise from the fuel pump. Tested that theory, and our suspicions were confirmed.

                At this point we considered our options. We could drop the tank, we could cut a hole in the rear floor to be able to access the fuel pump, or we could accept that there were other things we needed to do today and go and do those things. Dropping the tank was not really an option with a car that was literally on grass under some trees, on a slope. Cutting a hole in the floor would make the car a fair bit harder to offload. And we really did have other things to do.

                Now, the thing is that we no longer need this car. Things have moved on from its original reason for purchase. Plus I really needed to go take a leak. So we called time on it.

                What happens now? Not my car so not my call. Anyone want a Saab with a new head gasket?

                (On the upside, my nine year old came with me for a look, probably hoping this would turn out MCM-style where the car ends up working, and he learned a fair bit. Also, I fixed my leaking toilet yesterday so I feel it has been a weekend of achievement all the same).

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                  #53
                  Sounds like the cam timing is out.
                  Originally posted by brewdles
                  In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                    #54
                    Nope, that was checked when we put the head back on.

                    P.s. the fuel pump is rooted

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