Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 12:53:18 -0400
From: "Bruce J. Howes" <>
Subject: Re: oil leak in 84 SAAB 900T

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------DE3ED40C22EA031A69CBB91C Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit JBB wrote: > I have recently found a rupture in the warm air return hose (correct > name?) > the corrugated steel pipe in the front of the engine, just behind the > radiator. The car has since (one week) leaked approximately 1 quart > of oil. > Should there be oil in this hose in the first place? What can the > cause be > if there shouldn't be oil in a hose made for warm air? Any answers, > ideas, > or questions would be greatly appreciated!! > > Thank you, > > Jason Butler Jason, The hose to which you refer is the "pre-heat" hose designed to draw hot air off the exhaust manifold and into the air intake to aid in cold drivabiloity in low amibent tempetures. This hose does not have oil running through it. It is possible that oil maybe seeping from the cam cover gasket and into the hose, but you may also have oil in the air filter housing. I would remove the air filter element from the housing and inspect for oil. Clean the housing well, verify that no oil is seeping from the cam cover gasket. Replace the hose as well. That should do the trick! -- \\"""// (o o) +---------------------oOO--(_)--OOo-------------------------+ : Bruce J. Howes KG2IC : : European Performance Group Bosch Authorized Service : : East Amherst, NY 14051\~bhowes : : AMSAT-NA Area Coordinator fax:(716) 689-2880 : : ARMY MARS AAR2AJ : +---------------------.oooO---Oooo.-------------------------+ ( ) ( ) \ ( ) / \ _) ( _/ --------------DE3ED40C22EA031A69CBB91C Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=us-ascii; name="vcard.vcf" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Description: Card for Bruce Howes KG2IC Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="vcard.vcf" begin: vcard fn: Bruce Howes KG2IC n: Howes KG2IC;Bruce org: European Performance Group adr: ;;;East Amherst;NY;14051;USA email;internet: title: President tel;fax: (716) 689-2880 note: Interests: Ham radio, BMW Motorcycles, Politics, History x-mozilla-cpt: ;0 x-mozilla-html: FALSE end: vcard --------------DE3ED40C22EA031A69CBB91C--

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