Hello everyone, hmmm ok, sorry about the long post but, I thought I'd tell you every little querky thing incase it rings any alarm bells.
Today I checked the NTC and it was registering 1300-1500 when the water was at just above luke warm temperature which according to the chart is about right, so it doesn't seem to be this, one less thing though.
We tried to pull off the engine fault codes but to no avail, we just couldn't get it to work. (incidently engine light only comes on say 1 out of 10 times that I start the car.
The fuel pressure regulator has plenty of vacuum and appears to be working correctly.
We also checked all the vacuum hoses.
I cleaned my AIC, although when i tested it the conical plug/small shaft with spring extends down when i start the car, it doesn't fluctuate like it said I should see happening, maybe this is ok? or maybe not?
I cleaned the throttlebody as well, including the butterfly thing.
Wasn't able to locate the lambda sensor, but I know this will have expired anyway, but renewing it would not cure the problem, I also learned that the saab garage who last did the mot recorded a persistant lambda sensor faulty signal, and replaced it only to pass emissions on the mot, they also tried a second hand ECU but it had no effect, so the original ECU was re-fitted. persistant o2 sensor fault uncured...nice.
When I start the car, occassionally the idle is about 1100 instead of much higher, I noticed this today.
We checked for possible head gasket failure and absolutely no signs whatsoever, the water/antifreeze was clear, although a little bit of condensation from the exhaust sometimes.
When I was driving it normally it was lumpy as hell, feeling like it was choking on too much fuel, but I was doing about 60mph and i opened her up and she went like a rocket, and other times/most times she doesn't. seems that when she is using the fuel at higher speeds it has no problem when you put yr foot down (not flooding)
I have no idea, and if a Saab dealership can't find out, then I'm stuffed?
I'm supposed to be going round europe in it in a few weeks and can't afford to put it in a saab garage for them to charge me shed loads for saying they don't know what it is.
why isn't there a smiley that has tears