Re: Engine Swap vs Head Gasket & Chains - Saab 9000 Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com
NG900 & OG93 |
Vintage Models |
Clubs & SOC |
Other Cars |
Books Movies & Music |
Member Photo Galleries |
Member Directory |
*Buddy Registry |
*Mileage Registry |
What's New |
Photo of the Month |
[Main 9000 Bulletin Board | Post Followup | BBFAQ ]
[ Prev by Date ] Member Login / Signup [Most Recently Edited Saabnet.com Photo Galleries]
Re: Engine Swap vs Head Gasket & Chains
Posted by Justin VanAbrahams [Email] (more from Justin VanAbrahams) on Tue, 6 May 2003 14:39:58
In Reply to: Engine Swap vs Head Gasket & Chains, George Tuma, Mon, 5 May 2003 21:29:38
I think it comes down to cost vs. time. Ultimately, I think doing the job in the car would take less time, but probably not by much.
That said, I'd do an engine swap. I'd take that spare engine and do everything I could - new chains, tensioners, seals, etc. - and put that back in the car. You'll have a much easier time, more space to work, and end up with a much happier engine as a result - but it will invariably cost more. Furthermore, in the event work goes awry with the engine out of the car, you don't have to worry about additional downtime - you can still limp the car along as-is while you wait for new work or parts. If the engine is in the car and something goes wrong, you're screwed. :)
FWIW, when I swapped the engine & tranny in my '88 9kt, I pulled the old powertrain by myself in about four hours. Installing the new ready-to-go one took a little less time. In terms of actual downtime, I can't see a head gasket & chain job taking less than eight hours!
posted by 207.215.77...
Posts in this Thread:
Post a Followup
No Site Registration is Required to Post - Site Membership is optional (Member Features List), but helps to keep the site online
for all Saabers. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member.
This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right.
Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY.
Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages.
This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see
problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes
type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the
Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are
not anonymous. Site Contact | Site Donations | Other Sites by SP -
Your address is: 22.214.171.124 - Using CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) - Logged.
Site Members do not see red text instructions, bottom of the page anchor ads, or box ads.
Click here to see all
the Site Membership Benefits!