Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 19:54:34 +0000
From: Dennis Connors <connorsnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: 60, 90k service

At the very least, do the 30K service intervals. Flushing/changing ALL fluids is vital to your car - the most-neglected areas are power steering (have you priced racks?) and brakes. These aspects are no less important than your engine oil. My wife's '84 900S (>160K mi) auto has never required any majors; I attribute that to a rigorous maintenance schedule. You can fudge on the miles, but you aren't doing yourself (or your Saab) any favors by "cheating" on maintenance. While it's on the rack, your trusty Saab indy can apprise you of upcoming service issues, so you at least can save up for the repairs. Your Saab runs well because it was well maintained. Why mess with a good thing? You don't need to clean out your life savings for a dealer-performed service. Find a good well-reputed local independent Saab mechanic. Greg Youngen wrote: > I have acquired an 86 Saab 900 base model with a little over 70k miles > from the original owner. It looks like the maintenance log was kept up to > date until around 45k. My question is: how important is it to keep get > those extensive 60k and 90k maintenance jobs done. I haven't priced them > yet, but the valve adjustment and all the other work to be done looks > like it would be quite expensive. Is there a minimum that should be done > other than the routine plugs, rotor, pcv, etc? The car runs great with no > apparent problems. > > Thanks for any input. > _________________________________________________________________ > Greg Youngen > St. Joseph, IL

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