UKSaabs

THE site for UK Saab people!
It is currently Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:55 am

All times are UTC



Forum rules


A place for you to tell us about and show us your car.

Your Cars is the place for telling us about minor upgrades and mini projects.

Full on restorations & major rebuilds should be posted in Restorations & Major Projects.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 236 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:11 am 
Offline
UKSaabs Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:51 pm
Posts: 908
Location: Unit 1 Technine, Guard Avenue, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YE
Car Model: Audi, VW & Saabs!!!
Yes there is a blank for the dizzy.

Image

You can see it just about in this pic.

TR

_________________
Tel: 01935 422364
enquiries@tr-autos.co.uk
www.tr-autos.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:12 am 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Yep, looks good. Next question - how do I get hold of one?

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:23 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:23 pm
Posts: 2230
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Car Model: 900T16s, Daihatsu Charade GTti
nfo wrote:
Yep, looks good. Next question - how do I get hold of one?


Scrap 9000, (Maybe early NG900's? Not sure on that) preferably an earlier one as the later ones didn't have such a thorough "plug" with the y shaped bracket as in TR's pic


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:34 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
I've got the bracket already, it's stopping the distributor falling out ;)

I've looked at a lot of pictures of 9k/ng900 cylinder heads and T_R_Autos photo is the first one that's shown anything useful!

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:37 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Should have looked closer to home - a shot of the engine bay of the early DI 9000 I owned in 2007 shows the blanking plug clearly!

Where's the correct place round here to share a few photos of my previous 9000s, BTW?

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:37 pm 
Offline
UKSaabs Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:51 pm
Posts: 908
Location: Unit 1 Technine, Guard Avenue, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YE
Car Model: Audi, VW & Saabs!!!
Share them through photobucket. I'll check tomorrow but I think they are still available.

Tommy

_________________
Tel: 01935 422364
enquiries@tr-autos.co.uk
www.tr-autos.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:50 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Thanks!

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:09 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Well, I nearly got Erec back on the road in May. An annoying water leak from the back of the water pump stopped it from happening - thankfully solved by repositioning the hoses slightly.

Today, having put all the intake plumbing back together and changed the oil (so easy!), the car started up just fine - only problem was that some numpty ( :roll: ) hadn't actually done the bolts on the turbo oil feed up. Bit of a leak, but soon fixed and off for a brief spin round the block, tools in boot. All good - set up for base boost only, seems about right at 0.3 bar.
Attachment:
10296991_10100560339758362_5786089109879718226_n.jpg
10296991_10100560339758362_5786089109879718226_n.jpg [ 157.29 KiB | Viewed 1231 times ]


Reinstalled the MBC, currently reading a bit under 1 bar on the 52mm 'TIM' gauge and 1/3 or so into the red on the in-dash 'turbo/APC' scale. Definitely shifts - a swift 3rd gear overtake going up Belmont Hill put a big grin on my face.
Attachment:
IMG_20140601_172322.jpg
IMG_20140601_172322.jpg [ 238.64 KiB | Viewed 1231 times ]


All in all, I'm pretty pleased - the car's driving nicely (in no small part as a result of disconnecting the ICV again - definitely not set up right in T5), and with the alternator no longer jumping around and the cabin fan squeak banished, it's noticably more civilised. Even with no carpet.
Attachment:
IMG_20140601_165049.jpg
IMG_20140601_165049.jpg [ 344.37 KiB | Viewed 1231 times ]

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:10 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Spot the new additions - 'extra' button and APC gauge. Oh, and finally - a working clock!
Attachment:
IMG_20140601_171957.jpg
IMG_20140601_171957.jpg [ 248.94 KiB | Viewed 1231 times ]

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:46 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Working on Erec's been fun, but I'm starting to think I'd like something that's a bit less of a project.

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:29 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Interior back in, looks like a proper car again.
Attachment:
10494766_10100591364130272_7933780174090075204_n.jpg
10494766_10100591364130272_7933780174090075204_n.jpg [ 131.06 KiB | Viewed 1137 times ]

Attachment:
IMG_20140712_160842.jpg
IMG_20140712_160842.jpg [ 152.56 KiB | Viewed 1137 times ]

Attachment:
IMG_20140712_152820.jpg
IMG_20140712_152820.jpg [ 329.75 KiB | Viewed 1137 times ]

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:07 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Off goes Erec, back from where he came - with a very pleased-looking 'new' owner :)
Attachment:
1a.jpg
1a.jpg [ 151.56 KiB | Viewed 1096 times ]

Attachment:
2.jpg
2.jpg [ 184.79 KiB | Viewed 1096 times ]

Attachment:
3.jpg
3.jpg [ 160.06 KiB | Viewed 1096 times ]

My next car won't be a SAAB, but it will be a 4dr saloon with forced induction ;)

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:00 am 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 1416
Location: Wincanton
Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
Yep Ive bought it back :-D
Image

Best make some effort to sell the other one as nice as it is to fill the place up with Saabs :-P

Image

Thanks Nial :-) For an unusual car the sale couldnt of gone any smoothly!

_________________
'75 Honda CD175
'99 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
'87 Saab C900 4d Saloon T5'd and T16'd
'04 Volvo S60 D5


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:38 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 1416
Location: Wincanton
Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
Since I've had Erec back I've pulled the inner drivers over and swapped them from side to side to eliminate a nasty wobble/vibration it had at 55mph, it worked :)

Nial is cobbling together a square wave generator circuit for me. That will then feed a speed signal in to the ECU to allow APC boost and hopefully smooth out the erratic idle :)

And Fixed the horn then painted the grille and wheels this week :)

Image

Image

Image

_________________
'75 Honda CD175
'99 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
'87 Saab C900 4d Saloon T5'd and T16'd
'04 Volvo S60 D5


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:00 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 1416
Location: Wincanton
Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
I had the house to myself for the weekend and was left with a list of jobs. The list my girl friend left me was poo... So I wrote my own list and fitted my intercooler :)

I painted it satin black to keep the sleeper look :)

Image

Image

Image

I did think I may have to cut off the brackets to allow fitment but it squeezed in there just fine and allowed me to drill 2 holes either side of the IC, mount small brackets and solid mount to the car.

Not really planning on doing this job (Nial had literally supplied everything for mounting this intercooler when I bought the car back off him, top guy!) I'd not bought anything to facilitate mounting the battery in the boot. Maplin found me some 4awg wire for the positive wire and halfords an earth wire. Its solid and not going anywhere but it does look poo! I'll be adding a battery box soon.

Image

Image

Image

Used the original metal boost pipe to allow me to mount the air filter in the wing.

And the finished result...

Image

Image

Hardly noticeable! The vast majority of it is hidden by the front bumper but then the standard IC is completely concealed by headlights/bumper/trim etc. So even without extra ducting this IC has to be a considerate improvement over stock.

I could always run it like this....

Image

But it looks too naughty to me :twisted:

I got rid of the headlight wipers to allow more room for pipe work and they never worked properly anyway. That does leave me with some spare washer nozzles, tempted to have a home brew intercooler mister :P

_________________
'75 Honda CD175
'99 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
'87 Saab C900 4d Saloon T5'd and T16'd
'04 Volvo S60 D5


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:10 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Bristol
Car Model: Dawes Clubman
Glad that worked, I did spend a while figuring out how to make it fit! One of the headlight washers worked fine :-p

Sorry I've not been more help on the T5 front - TBH I think a laptop with T5suite is the way forward. Without being able to see what's going on it'll be much harder to get anywhere.

_________________
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher von Braun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:47 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 1416
Location: Wincanton
Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
You could almost sell that lot as a kit, your attention to detail far outweighs mine Nial :)

No problems on the T5 front Nial. I'm going to instal a 9000 speedo and a mate of mine is currently setting up a computer to map his 9000. So hopefully in a few weeks I'll be able to make some progress on the boost front :)

_________________
'75 Honda CD175
'99 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
'87 Saab C900 4d Saloon T5'd and T16'd
'04 Volvo S60 D5


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:46 pm 
Offline
Barrelling Along
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:13 pm
Posts: 18860
Location: Maidstone
Car Model: 9-5 Aero
Image


could you clock the compressor housing to give a better pipe run with less bends to the intercooler?

_________________
Rich
CC Carlsson - The colour's secret
9-5 Aero saloon - Espresso
9-5 saloon - battered


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:35 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 1416
Location: Wincanton
Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
Possibly... I could do with moving the fan from one side of the rad to the other but it wouldnt be much in it, Id have to run the same amount of bends.

_________________
'75 Honda CD175
'99 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
'87 Saab C900 4d Saloon T5'd and T16'd
'04 Volvo S60 D5


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:35 pm 
Offline
Active user
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:57 am
Posts: 142
Location: The Netherlands
Car Model: 900 classic
Very nice sleeper you've got there! :D

If you can clock the turbo downwards, do it. It will give less turbolag cause of the shorter hose length.

_________________
White 900 Classic, T5.5 converted, Full 9000 Aero Interior, Xenon Projector Headlights and more!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 236 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

follow UKSaabs on Twitter



UKSaabs silhouette logo images by Mark Green www.greenphotos.com
"subsilver2" slightly bodged by UKSaabs for our own use.

:: Disclaimer ::
Comments posted here are the views of their individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the owners of this Web site.
Authors assume all responsibility for comments posted here.

UKSaabs The biggest and best privately owned UK based independent Saab forum for all SAAB enthusiasts.
Whilst we encourage our users to support our advertisers the site wishes to remain independent and therefore does not endorse any particular advertiser(s)
UKSaabs is not affiliated with Saab Cars UK or Saab Automobile AB