Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 16:05:52 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Saab 900


Trent Krummel wrote: > > I have an 87 Saab 900 base which I just bought and I noticed a noise > that sounded kinda like an airy rattle from what seemed like under the > passenger seat..the noise is most prevalent when I put the gas pedal > to the floor...I think it has something to do with the exhaust...any > help would be great my other question was...is it bad to shift at > about 4000 rpm? will this cause extra wear and tear, I think it > perofrmes better when I shift like that but is it bad?? I believe the '87 base was still an 8-valve engine, right? If so, 4000rpm is probably a little high, but probably won't cause any excess wear on the engine. Generally speaking, 3500 rpm on an 8-valve is about right... If you've got a 16-valve, then 4000rpm is no sweat, although shifting that high isn't gonna give you *much* excess power. > with the clutch..is it bad to run the clutch till it goes?) Do you > allthink it would be wise or unwise to have these dents fixed?????? > Thanx alot anyone who helps Dents don't matter, really... unless you care (I personally do... :). As for the clutch, driving it into the ground could cause excess wear on transmission parts, but as long as shifting remains easy and you never have to force the car into gear you're probably not gonna do it any harm. But, do keep in mind that when the clutch goes, you'll be stuck in gear. If this were to happen at the wrong time - say an emergency stop on the freeway, the car would quickly stall and be very difficult to steer and brake. That is to say, you could put yourself (and others) in a very dangerous situation. I would have it taken care of, but like I said, as long as the car remains easy to shift, you have some time before it has to be done - just keep an eye on it. -Justin '84 900T (120k miles -sold) '88 900T (130k miles -going strong) '88 SPG (80,000k miles -dead) '90 900T (105k miles -dead) '86 9000T (120k miles -anyone got some window regulators?) http://csrtech.sac.bfp.net/jvanabra/saab.htm

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