Sevenman's TVR (was SAAB) Blog

November 30, 2007

Rust & tidying

Filed under: Saab — Administrator @ 6:58 pm

When washing the car I noticed some small bumps at the top of the front driver’s side wing.

The car was going to WMSS, so while there I asked about them.

Turns out rust from inside is the culprit.

So I went back to the same paint shop that did the work on my father 9-5 Aero, A38 Auto Body Repairs in Malvern, and they quoted me for fixing that, some scuffing on the left driver’s side wing (I won’t try to put the car in the garage by myself again…), and also on the low bodywork near the exhaust (that wasn’t me). They also agreed to touch up some paint chips.

They did a good job on the respraying, really can’t see where the problems were.

Resprayed wing
Wing from above

Below is where I caught the wing. Marks remain on the trim, but no longer on the paint.
Resprayed scuff

Below is the area at the rear which was resprayed
resprayed rear

November 21, 2007

Service

Filed under: Saab — Administrator @ 7:14 pm

Saab had a service today at WMSS

Headed into the centre of Birmingham to meet a friend, it’s very easy, with regular buses from the main road close by WMSS.

Fairly major :

Timing chain replaced – it wasn’t noisy, but I figured the chain is relatively cheap to replace, and a new chain will help all the chainrings/sprockets etc. last longer.

New Oil & filter (more of my French Mobil 1)

New Spark Plugs

New Coolant

New DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid

Slightly topped-up gearbox oil.

Checked exhaust mountings, and checked inoperative OSR central locking motor – I could do with sourcing a cheap motor from somewhere.

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