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    Levaz's 3dr 105 project/daily

    Just got home from collecting this beast!
    101k miles
    Complete top end rebuild in september
    Mot till Jan
    £300





    It needs a little love, but for the money, its difficult to complain.
    So far, after 45 mins of driving, it needs:
    SAAB valve on the heater matrix
    A new front grille
    A gearknob
    Central locking needs looking at
    Intermittent wipers don't work, but 2/3 speeds do
    And it will need a clutch shortly
    If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence.

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    First update post.
    Central locking fixed.
    Previous owner had pulled apart both doors thinking it was a fault with a lock.
    Turns out it was a fuse.
    Possible £50 repair, nailed for 25p.
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    Looks ok for £300

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    Pretty much why i cant complain about it!
    Ive spent more on worse lol.
    Just about to pull the saab valve out and repair it with the '5p' method, unless anyone has a better solution?
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    Another small update.
    This car is full of surprises, some good, some not so good, nothing catastrophic though.

    The previous owner has had the doorcards off, i'm guessing to fit uprated speakers being there isnt a single one left in the car.
    I can live with the silence for now, it gives me a chance to listen to the car, knocks, rattles etc.

    What he did however leave me, was evidence of his lack of intelligence.
    Both door lock pins were hidden inside the doors in his poor effort to put the car back together, so off came the cards, he's only re-fitted them with a hot glue gun!

    On the bright side, once i got into the doors, they both have electric mirror and electric window looms in!
    Even better, the rest of the loom is also present inside the car!
    I have the mirrors already, as it was a plan for the 5dr, but due to being lazy and it not having a loom, i never got that far lol.

    Also discovered the EML light had been removed from the dash!
    I plugged my diagnostics laptop in to see if i could work out why the idle is so erratic, 4 fault codes and a lit light!

    Pulled the clocks out to check the bulb, thinking it was blown, nope, actually removed!
    Fitted a new bulb, which now works, but have also cleared the codes, so no light, yet.
    On the plus, found a £20 inside the dash once the clocks where removed!
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    Central locking fuse popped again, so i did some proper investigating.

    Went for the usual suspect first, boot loom.


    That'd explain the fuses blowing and why my rear numberplate lights don't work!
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    Pulled the loom out of the boot last night.
    Tied a bit of string to each end so that when it came to refitting i could just pull it back through.

    Stripped back the damaged section of loom, soldered it up and refitted it, took probably 2 hours all together (mainly as pulling it back through, one of my strings snapped!)
    Voila! Numberplate lights are now working again, as is the central locking on the fob!
    It was t the neatest or tidiest job on the wiring but it works
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    Raided the scrapyards this morning.
    Got the heater pipework from an early zr to ditch my faulty saab valve, picked up a pair of coilpacks (found my lumpy idle was cyl3 starting to fail)
    Also got some mirror backs so i can remove the m3 mirrors in favour of my zr electric ones.
    Then got home and gave them both a well earned scrub!






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    Got the replacement heater hoses in this morning, easy job.
    Bleeding the system, what a palava!

    Thought i had it nailed, still no hot air.
    Turned out the matrix was gopped up with crud, so the hoses came back off, attached the garden hose and blew it through both ways.
    Connected the pipework back up, refilled the system, airlock!
    Took it round the block and back, it seems to have cleared, so thats one more thing off the list!

    Still need to sort out the lumpy idle, and i think the inlet gasket may need replacing aswell.
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    Nice work, seems you have done everything i had to with my zr but mine needed 2 new wings.

    Keep up good work

 

 

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