Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 00:57:38 -0000 From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com> Subject: Re: Wish me luck, year shocks today.
In article <BBDC1F26.B0C8%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > in article MPG.1a204880589b8fbc989b51nopsam.cis.dfn.de, MeatballTurbo at > carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com wrote on 15/11/2003 14:28: > > > In article <BBDBD822.B0BA%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk > > spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > >> in article MPG.1a201570fb969459989b4fnopsam.cis.dfn.de, MeatballTurbo at > >> carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com wrote on 15/11/2003 10:51: > >> > >>> Today, I'm going to be swapping the rear shocks over, if the gods are > >>> smiling on me, rather than having a crafty smirk. > >> > >> Good luck with it. I'll keep my Saab fingers crossed for you. > >> > >> Paul > >> > >> > > I got the wheel off on the first side. > > > > Spent half an hour searching in the boot as the Haynes said for the top > > mount. > > Then found it in the outside wheel arch. > > > > Bottom mount completley seized as far as I can see, and top nuts pretty > > well jammed. > > > > Gave up. > > Bad luck. Still, it's best to know when to stop. Yeah, normally brute force an ignorance leads the way, but today I got a spark of inspiration and put the wheel back on. > > Will leave it to the experts over at Saab Higher oak, when I put it in > > to get the front wheel bearing done. Not going through another weekend > > of damage and panic again. > > Too right. If it's okay until you can get it to the specialists, it's not > worth the heartache. I know. You know what my luck hs been like latly, didn't want to push it. Still need to sort out a squeaky clutch pedal, gather the filter oil etc for the next oil change, and decide whether it is the PS pump, or water pump that squeaks loude rthan the vac bottle can moo. > > Will just give it a bloody good wash tomorrow if the weather holds. > > At least it will look better. I always find washing and waxing the beast > makes it drive a whole load better ;) Thank god I'm not the only one who has noticed that. Give it a good wash, clean the wheels, and go check the tyre pressure. And the car drives 100% better, with nothing done to it (even if the pressures were correct in the first place). -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com