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Posted by bobc [Email] (#473) [Profile/Gallery] (more from bobc) on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:23:34 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Saabnet.com Celebrates 30 Years on the Internet - $100 Gift Card, Scott Paterson [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:17:22
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Spring of 1990, I had been driving Saabs for 4 years. I was driving my second Saab, a 1984 900 turbo, grey.vMy dad was in town to visit. Now, he knew I had Saabs and liked them but never really "got it". He figured his Camry was just fine.

We went out for lunch and on the way back we heard a "bump, whomp whomp, blump" from the engine compartment. Engine didnt skip a beat, gauges normal ... I pulled to over to check anyway. One of the alternator belts had shredded and broke. Of course the other belt was just fine. I pulled the remnants of the failed belt, closed the hood and we continued on.

He was so impressed with a car that had redundant belts like that that! That memory stayed with him through his declining years and even through his alzheimer's. Almost daily he'd tell the nurse "my son drives a Saab, did you know those cars have dual fan belts for the alternator and water pump? If one breaks you aren't stranded on the side of the road!! Now that's an intelligently designed car"

I didnt have the heart to tell him about the serpentine belt on my 9-5

_______________________________________ Own: '08 9⁵ 2.3T SportCombi, White '01 9⁵ Aero Midnight Blue '99 9⁵ Cosmic blue Consult on: '11 9⁵ Aero NG (Daughter) '00 9⁵ Aero Silver (Son)


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