Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 19:12:19 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: Couple of C900 Questions..


In article <1072895410.21716.0nopsam.uk.clara.net>, grunffnopsam.com spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > Paul Halliday wrote: > > > Is your exhaust manifold cracked? My first 900 sounded like it was spitting. > > This could be what you're describing as tapping noise. > > Good one Paul - I'd completely forgotten about that. A cracked > exhaust manifold, or even a slight leak between the manifold and > the head can sound exactly like Mike's description, and come on > under load. > > Yep, I think Beemer 4 cylinders have the same problem with cracked manifolds which open up when the engine is hot and loaded. I know 8v's had a tendency to crack the manifolds, didn't know 16v's did the same? Maybe just loose and needing a new Gasket? -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com

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