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Jimmys old Saab
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
55 Posts

Posted - 09 Sep 2018 :  21:34:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I'm about to start work on the heater matrix/fan assembly on my '96, firstly....
I've checked the valve and it's certainly air tight when closed and unobstructed when open.
The copper thermostatic coil seems to be in good condition (I presume this 'trims' the temperature of the matrix by partially closing the valve). I tested the copper coil by holding it over my workshop stove, the wee plunger moved about 4mm, so appears to be working?
Another question, rolling on from one a few weeks ago is the question of the T piece bypass in the area of pipework behind the coolant pump- I would like to delete it from my '96, so it would be like the early models, is that going to make any difference?
One of the things I don't like about the '96 engine bay is the untidy mish mash of coolant pipes and especially the crude steel connections. Incidentally, has anyone replaced these with stainless?
Another question is whether it's possible to buy a repro label for the casing of the heater.


Saab 96 1972
Volvo 164 1972
Toyota Levin 1995
VW T4 1994

andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1200 Posts

Posted - 09 Sep 2018 :  23:28:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Jimmy

Some 96's have the T piece behind the pump, some don't. See my question about this issue Under "Cooling System Plumbing".

I have seen one or two 96 where those metal water pipes at the back of the engine have been chromed. Not sure about Stainless.

For the heater label, I did find a supplier on E bay, but they didn't last long with the heat under the bonnet. They started curling at the corners pretty soon after fitting.
Here is the Ebay link

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-96-Underbonnet-Sticker-Set/132004919775?fits=Car+Make%3ASaab%7CModel%3A96&hash=item1ebc1b39df:g:ZWgAAOSwiONYKwVn

I believe there was some chap in Sweden some time back, doing better ones, but I don't have his contact info.

Andy
Fife


1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1200 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2018 :  19:20:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Jimmy

Here's a photo of the label on my fan housing. You can see it starting to curl at the edges. It's been on about 6 months.
I got it from the E bay link I posted above.

Andy
Fife


1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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green96v4
V4 Fanatic

Canada
458 Posts

Posted - 12 Sep 2018 :  12:01:01 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
Anders Jensen

http://saabstickers.com/
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RhysN
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United Kingdom
277 Posts

Posted - 12 Sep 2018 :  21:05:41 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
are you saying Anders' ones are good?
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72sonett3
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Spain
251 Posts

Posted - 12 Sep 2018 :  21:09:44 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I bought some 'Jensen' ones years ago and they are still OK. He is slow to respond to emails though, if at all.
(BTW that sticker is also used on classic 900)

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'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
'99 9-3T
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Jimmys old Saab
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
55 Posts

Posted - 17 Sep 2018 :  00:32:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Chrome plating isn't great these days, never was come to think of it, think I'll use stainless or longer lengths of reinforced hose.
I reckon I'll try and reuse the old sticker it's not in too bad condition.

Saab 96 1972
Volvo 164 1972
Toyota Levin 1995
VW T4 1994
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digger
Starting Member

40 Posts

Posted - 17 Sep 2018 :  18:24:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The local firm who did some zinc plating for me recommended doing the cooling pipes in bright nickel, as they thought it would be more durable and a lot cheaper than chrome. I like the result as it's not too shiny.



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Jimmys old Saab
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
55 Posts

Posted - 18 Sep 2018 :  23:09:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Fantastic looking engine bay; if mine looks half as tidy as that I'll be pleased...

Saab 96 1972
Volvo 164 1972
Toyota Levin 1995
VW T4 1994
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RhysN
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United Kingdom
277 Posts

Posted - 19 Sep 2018 :  19:33:57 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
That is nice detailing Digger. I am about to get a bunch of stuff plated and the nickel looks just the business. I don't know that I can be bothered detailing the hose clips, but you haveraised the bar some!
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RhysN
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United Kingdom
277 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2018 :  16:50:15 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
As I took off all the cooling metal tubes today, mostly OK but perhaps I thought I might have them re-made. Would anybody else be interested, or is there another source?
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