Installed a thicc rear sway bar. No more understeer!
Say, how powerful is that “Torque” app, anyway?
It’s been a busy past few weeks, too busy to get much done on the Saab. Our sister’s wedding was the major reason behind that, but we’re running out of excuses now.
I just wanted to thank you all for your support and help when I was getting into frustration on the car. Knowing I had people pushing me to get it done helped a lot, so to all of you, THANK YOU.
Drove the van to work today, only to be greeted by the overwhelming smell of antifreeze when I got out. Searched around and found my head gaskets are leaking, thankfully out instead of in, but leaking nonetheless.
You didn’t think that a car could sit for ~13 years and not have rust issues, did you?
This is a multi-faceted repair post.
Not much Saab progress to report this week. This was a busy weekend, with a couple more busy weekends ahead, for reasons I’ll get into below.
Went to the JY Saturday morning, pulled the new wiring to match my computers and transmission, then went home and swapped it all around. By 2 pm Saturday, she was back up and running, and........................SHIFTING!
One one hand, an engine just needs sufficient air, fuel, and spark to run. But on the other hand, a modern car has so many engine management bits doing so many things at once, it’s easy to get lost trying to diagnose a problem. That’s where this book comes in handy...
One of the funny things about the Saab’s transmission being under the engine is that there’s no bell-housing to unbolt and use those holes to attach the engine to a stand.
Started out my Friday afternoon by losing a drivetrain:
Oh yes we did.