Date: 23 Sep 2006 21:05:28 -0700
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 99 engine ticking / engine failure curiosity

Hi folks; I've been working with Dave on this problem and I've got some pics up at you can see the #3 cylinder's intake tappet doesn't exist. The question is - what happened here? This engine was siezed and made to run again with various penetrants and detergents. Did that strain the camshaft until the tappet blew out the side? all thories welcome! Elijah Dave Hinz wrote: > On 19 Sep 2006 18:05:12 -0700, <> wrote: > > > > So, now I'm in the market for either 1) the camshaft bearing housing or > > 2) a whole new head. Can anyone advise on where to find the first? > > You mean the tappet carrier, long 2" wide thing that the tappets go in > that the camshaft journals are part of? If you're in the US, let's > talk, I've got one. > > > Or, does anyone know what other saab years / models have interchangable > > heads with this one ('77 99 non-turbo)? I'm out in the middle of > > Nevada with minimal options right now... > > I can't see this being a big deal. If you want to come up with a token > payment that covers shipping and hassle, I'll send you one. It's not > perfect but it's servicable.

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