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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:07 am 
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Car Model: 93 Aero 2.8T cabrio
Getting somewhere.
New engine in, a few hours away from completion!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:08 am 
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Great news :D

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:27 pm 
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Car Model: 93 2007 Tid vert 93 2000 vert
Well done Anthony,
Good news story.
It looks like Tommy has done you proud. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:05 pm 
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Well done mate, seems like it's been quite a journey.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:48 pm 
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You're all correct! It's been a proper journey with TR but Tommy has been a star. I'd never fail to recommend him to anyone.
Watch this space! It'll be back with me soon!

Still no further along with the original garage which caused this merry hell but if there's no goodwill gesture from them to cover my out of pocket labour expenses for the job of doing the chains then I make their life very difficult through social media, Google reviews and sharing the dashcam footage and story on YouTube+sharing on facebook in as many Saab groups as possible.

I don't expect them to cover everything as i had extra work done at the same time (oil pressure switch and waterpump for instance) but i expect them to contribute since it's work which wouldn't have been carried out but for their skipping the timing.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:22 pm 
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How is the car Anthony?
All okay I hope.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:14 am 
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databar wrote:
How is the car Anthony?
All okay I hope.


Hopefully getting it back next Saturday Pete! I'm like a child at Christmas at the minute!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:48 am 
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Good luck mate, hope it's as good as it was...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:08 am 
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Big day yesterday! Went to see Tommy to collect the car.

So very glad to have her back up and running! Just need to bed in the clutch and then we're all good.

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Frankly he and the team have been awesome and done so much over the past few months to get this car up to speed. It got the full works including all fluids changed, air con regas and 4 wheel alignment. The replacement engine seems well balanced and doesn't give much spitting or afterfire when cold revving. I'll be keeping an eye on it and changing anything else as and when required but with new plugs and recent coils and all ancillaries transferred from the old engine, I'm confident we won't have problems!
Very happy to recommend TR Autos to anyone needing a Saab specialist. Knows his stuff and a fully paid up member of the SOC.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:35 am 
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Glad it's back on the road mate.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:45 pm 
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I hope Tommy wrapped it in xmas paper
for you :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:47 am 
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willo40 wrote:
Glad it's back on the road mate.

Cheers mate :D

databar wrote:
I hope Tommy wrapped it in xmas paper
for you :D

Not quite although I did get an "original Saab" lunch/cool bag so it's not all bad!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:50 pm 
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Excellent news

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:35 am 
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It's been lovely having the car back. I've been tackling those jobs which have been building up on the car but not required immediate attention.

The front splitter was first. I distributed a squirrel across the A22 earlier this year and totally fractured the front splitter.

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Fibreglassed it behind and between the fissure, then clamped it overnight for the fibreglass to set in place.

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Once that had set I filled the gap with isopon flexible bumper fill.

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And knocked it back with 240, 400, 600, 800, 1200, 2000 grit discs blending in half the front splitter.

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After that it was just a case of mask, prime and paint.

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Decent result for sure as goes a temporary fix since I'll be repainting the entire splitter this coming summer. It also highlights the the benefit of a 170 black car - simple to touch in and no lacquer required.
On to the next job when I can find the time!

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