Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 15:14:58 -0500
From: lockp38nopsam.sover.net (Kim Likakis)
Subject: Re: Timing chain


In article <01bd72e4$a7d7f560$e7a1c6c3nopsamult>, "nils.hedenstierna" <nils.hedenstiernanopsamborg.mail.telia.com> wrote: > Recently the timing chain on my brother’s SAAB > 9000CD 2.3 broke. >MAJOR SNIP< > My question to the group is if anyone has > experienced or has heard of the same problem? > > If this problem is as common as the mechanic > indicated, I think SAAB should try to help its > customers to deal with SAAB’s mistakes by prizing > the parts reasonably. > > Klas O. F. Hedenstierna > khedenstiernanopsamail.com Klas - I have never had the chain break but the timing chain tensioner on my late 1981 900 broke at 1400 miles (yes, brand new car). Luckily no head damage, etc., but it was an extremely expensive repair considering the part. I was mightly unhappy about it and let them know, but it didn't help me; the car was just out of 1200-mile warranty, no extended warranty, and I paid. The car also required a new exhaust every 30,000 miles like clockwork. However, I got 265,000 miles on the original clutch, and the car never required another engine repair. Kim Likakis Bennington, Vermont

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