Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 18:18:12 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Couple of C900 Questions..


in article bsuv9j$1nrh1$1nopsam63316.news.uni-berlin.de, Mike P at stickitnopsamranus.com wrote on 31/12/2003 16:59: > > "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnopsamfitter.com> wrote in message > news:3FF2FF61.B290EAB4nopsamfitter.com... >> >> >> Mike P wrote: >>> >>> Hope you had a good xmas, and happy New Year to you all.. >>> >>> I have a couple of C900 related questions.. >>> >>> 1. How easy is it to change the Drivers side electric mirror assembly? >>> Someone arsehole has smashed it to pieces - the entire thing, not just > the >>> glass. These are the sort of jos that look easy to me, then I make > something >>> worse. >>> >>> 2. Tappety noise when under load. This noise happened after a 2 hour > high >>> speed run (90+mph) It now "taps" a lot on starting from cold, and > quietens >>> down when warm. It only happens when the engine is under load and > doesn't >>> happen at tickover when warm. There's no apparent loss of performance - >>> well, I put one of Matt's APC units on a couple of days ago and it works > a >>> treat.. >> >> Tappet noise when cold is normal, but it should go away when the engine is >> warm. If it stays on then maybe the oil channel is blocked or oil level is > low. >> In any case you shouldn't put the engine under load before it is fully > warm. > > > Oil level is OK, oil is about 1500 miles old, though it's only Halfords > 15/40 own-brand semi-synth at the moment. > The noise gets quieter when warm, but doesn't go away. In my old Orion an > oil change cured it. I put this down to old oil being too thin for the > hydraulic tappets. Could it be the same thing? Don't really fancy changing > the oil tomorrow as it's cold and I've too much to do.. Is your exhaust manifold cracked? My first 900 sounded like it was spitting. This could be what you're describing as tapping noise. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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