Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 19:48:59 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: 1995 Saab 9000 CDE V6 Timing Belt Went

Saab engines use timing chains, so this must be the GM engine with the rubber timing belt. I was told these belts should be changed every 30,000 miles. If you really like the car and it has no rust - fix it. It might be more cost effective to get re-manufactured head. If you choose to find a used engine, replace the timing belt! Price it out both ways, I would be interested in the results since I have a Saab with the GM V6 as well and might be in the same situation in the future. ort11 wrote: > Hi All: > > Yep, my very nice 9000 1995 just tossed the timing belt and the local > mechanic says at least some of the valves are bent. It has about 89k on > it, I wish I would have changed at 75k. or even 88.5k. I was looking > forward to running this car for quite awhile longer. > > So, anyone out there have this happen to them on the 9000 V6 (with > something like a billion vales or so to replace ... -:). > > I am soliciting input from the gallery... > > 1) Don't fix it, sell for parts > 2) Rebuild the engine > 3) Replace engine with a rebuilt > > I REALLY LIKED THIS CAR. The milage was excellent and even though it did > not have a turbo, it crused very nicely on the open road. > > My son was driving it and noticed the engine light popping on and off a > bit and then nothing. Yes, I said from now on to pull over right away, > but I blame myself for not making sure the belt was changed. > > So, any input would be appreciated and welcomed especially from anyone who > had this happen. > > 1992 Asto Van LT EXT 4WD (had to repair while 9000 is on the bench) > > 1995 Saab 9000 CDE > 1999 Saab 9-5 > 2001 Saab 9-5 SE Wagon > > Thanks in advance > > >

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