Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 13:04:18 +0000 (UTC) From: "Saabtech" <saabtechnopsamnnect.com> Subject: Re: Car gone in for new tensioner and chain.
"MeatballTurbo" <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com> wrote in message news:MPG.19f15088c03df43f989ae4nopsam.cis.dfn.de... > In article <bm7ddd$jjf16$1nopsam99813.news.uni-berlin.de>, > m.faulksnopsamternet.com spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > > I'll take some shots of how I welded up mine when I get chance, I think > > you'll like it ;-) Gimme a few weeks though as I'm a fair way away from it > > at the moment. > > > > That would be great cheers. > -- > Carl Robson > (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) > http://www.bouncing-czechs.com I have the proper SAAB tool for changing the chain by joining the old chain with the new, use the split link provided with the open ended chain and then press the new link in with the tool. But don`t use a split link to permantly join the chain as the guides are U shaped and will pull off the split link, You can peen over the pins with a hammer and punch if you are carefull, Many old boy motorcyclists are wizard at it. A better way of relieving the tension on the ball joints is to jack up the front of the car, place an axle stand under the wishbone at the ball joint and gently lower until the shock lower mount can be undone, pull off shock at the bottom, jack back up , voila. I use a transmission jack with the cradle removed [when on the two poster] to push up the lower swivel then undo the shock. I still can obtain the proper SAAB wedges for £8.31 + vat if anyone wants one. Regards Tom.