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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:45 am 
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I would like to add that the car starts and runs whether the connector is connected to the “S” terminal or not and It makes no apparent difference to anything that I’ve found yet.

The Brown & White wire mystery is one that I need to get to the bottom of, it’s obviously there for a reason and has a role to play.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:56 pm 
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Great news to report.

The replacement ECU arrived earlier today and I managed to resist fitting it for just over an hour.

To cut a long story short, I swapped it out and started the car. It started as usual and I left the blue smoky garage to let it do it’s stuff. Anyway, after ten minutes it was still purring away merrily and I only switched it off because it was smoking due to the shot turbo and as it burned off oil from the exhaust and below the leaking rocker cover gasket. I switched it off and started it again a minute later and it fired straight up. I can only assume the ECU was damaged during the theft or afterwards with the constant shunting about in the body shop over the 14 month period it was there. Jumping it off with a start pack and Revving it to keep it alive, so to speak.

I’ll decide my next move after a celebratory cup of a Yorkshire tea and a Hobnob :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 pm 
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That's champion!

Great news!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:29 pm 
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Excellent! ECU's can be sensitive to voltages and battery on/off situations...


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Nice one 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:36 pm 
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Was it Yorkshire Gold?? :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Was it Yorkshire Gold?? :lol:


Certainly was, followed by 3 ASDA-clone Hobnobs :corn:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:56 pm 
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I’d like to thank everyone for their help with this issue, the UKSaabs forum is a wonderful place and full of some great people.

I’m certainly no expert but I do know more about the Bosch LH2.2 Fuel Injection system than I did before.

Onto the Next challenge.................

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Well done!! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:17 pm 
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Great news, with the added bonus of a great read!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:47 pm 
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First job tomorrow is to finish the hobnobs, no that’s later, firstly I’ll trace this nuisance brown/white wire from the “s” terminal and Check for damage. Who’s to say a rodent hasn’t chewed it or something related to it while it was in the body shop. It wouldn’t have happened in my garage, there are 4 mouse traps in there and 2 sonic emitters.
I also want to find out what the other 2 wires do that come off the same terminal.

I did notice that whist the car was running, the fuel gauge and temp gauge weren’t working. That may have been the case before but the car never ran long enough for me to notice, besides I was preoccupied with the stall.

It’s all good fun.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:06 pm 
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There are no classic signs in oil, water or otherwise pointing towards head gasket, but I’m doing it anyway.
The turbo is passing oil and the exhaust gasses are wet, but with all of the short bursts it’s had and the cold weather, there’s water Coming from the exhaust.

It’s just belt and braces and peace of mind.

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There are no classic signs in oil, water or otherwise pointing towards head gasket, but I’m doing it anyway.
The turbo is passing oil and the exhaust gasses are wet, but with all of the short bursts it’s had and the cold weather, there’s water Coming from the exhaust.

It’s just belt and braces and peace of mind.

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https://youtu.be/9BSoXp6Us90


That looks pretty normal to me. Any car starting with a cold exhaust will do that, a lot of water is produced in combustion and condenses in a cold exhaust.
Is it using/losing any coolant?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:16 am 
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Excellent news, glad it's up and running again..
Now on with the easy jobs..
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Excellent news, glad it's up and running again..
Now on with the easy jobs..
:lol:

I hope you’re right but I’ve still got a long way to go, including engine removal and some welding in the engine bay.
Steering rack refurbish
Cosmetic work to engine and engine bay.
New OE sport springs
New braided brake hoses
New leather interior including a fully retrimmed drivers seat.
2 gauge pods
Flat front conversion. (mine being an early slope front)

That’s after checking the operation of the gearbox through the gears, it’s not been out of first gear since I got it Back after being stolen because it wasn’t driveable.

I can’t wait to finish it.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:58 am 
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That’s after checking the operation of the gearbox through the gears, it’s not been out of first gear since I got it Back after being stolen because it wasn’t driveable.

On axle stands should do the job for this.


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That’s after checking the operation of the gearbox through the gears, it’s not been out of first gear since I got it Back after being stolen because it wasn’t driveable.

On axle stands should do the job for this.


Good tip there thanks, I’ll take the wheels off first though.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:08 am 
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On further investigation there is definitely a small head gasket breach as I suspected. It is manifesting itself in the oil and from the exhaust. Im pretty sure that apart from that issue, the engine is fine. I had planned to do this job anyway but I’m wondering whether I’d be able to get my head skimmed anywhere and anytime in the next few months. I’ve got plenty to get on with in the meantime though and apart from my yearning to drive it, there is no hurry at all.

At least there isn’t any fuel getting into the oil now. That must have been as a result of being revved to keep the engine running as it was shunted around the body shop in the 14 or so months it was in there.

I’ve attached a pic of the Gremlin that has been driving me nuts over the past month or so.
Please feel free to print it out and pin it to your dart boards :corn:


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On reflection, the head gasket issue may not have been a result of the theft but could be as a result of revving a cold engine in the body shop, I’ll never know.

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