Date: 15 Aug 2003 09:33:16 -0700
Subject: Saab Sailor in Naples Italy---HELP!!!

Is there any place on the internet where I can purchase a 1991 SAAB 900S 16 Valve Non-turbo who sells this engine rebuilt or remanufactured?? Here is the problem. I'm a sailor here in Naples Italy. Halfway on the way to Rome the engine overheated and blew the 3rd piston. I also now have a bad crankshaft. Does anybody have a "ballpark" figure about how much it would cost to rebuild the whole engine? It doesn't make sense to just replace the one piston. I tried talking to the Italian mechanics but this whole country is on vacation now till next month. Also I hear horror stories about their work quality too. The car is a beautiful car that myself and my wife enjoy very much. Immaculate interior. But if we can't find a good deal on a engine, we may have to junk it which is what I really really really don't want to do. I welcome any comments, suggestions or advice. Thank you.

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