Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 20:37:04 +1000 From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: [Saab_c900] removing early-'H' engine coolant drain plug - use a 36 mm socket!
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 20:36:24 +1000 (EST) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> To: Saab C900 Owner/Enthusist Mailing List <saab_c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: [Saab_c900] removing early-'H' engine coolant drain plug - use a 36 mm socket! Hi everyone, Tried getting started on dismantling the head on the engine in the turbo car today - got stuck with the engine block coolant drain plug. On the early year 'H' engines it goes directly into the block and needs a 36 mm socket or spanner. A shifter won't do it as I found out - there's precious little room and no way to view the plug while trying to get a tool over the plug. Found a 36 mm 1/2" drive 6-point socket on Ebay tonight which I've purchased and that should be so much better than a dodgy 12" shifting spanner at getting that drain plug out. Once that's done I can proceed with the rest of preparing to remove the cylinder head and turbo from the engine (turbo is going off for a rebuilding quote). My Saab tool page at "http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900/tools.html" will be ammended to include at least one source of 36 mm socket. More news as it happens! Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other URL's Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc. _______________________________________________ saab_c900 mailing list saab_c900nospam.apana.org.au http://lios.apana.org.au/mailman/listinfo/saab_c900