Site News - 1/3 Member of the Year: DougM
Date: 7 Jan 1998 01:26:40 GMT
From: (Justin Brannock)
Subject: Re: I'm new to Saab...Advice?

Congrats! Saabs are great cars (especially turbos!). The best thing you can do for it is try to give it routine maintenance. The most important thing, especially on the turbo, is changing the oil often. I recommend changing it every 4000 miles. Treat it good, and it'll last you forever. Good luck "D.rat" <> wrote: > >Hello, >Tomorrow I get my first Saab, a '86 900 turbo. I'm new to Saab's and >would like any info you can give me on the quirks of maintaining/owning >one. I've been dealing with type IV vw's for years, so I'm used to >dealing with having to do things differently. Hopefully Saab isn't as >bad as a vw 411....I had to drop the motor on that to replace the seal >to the oil cooler... > >The car does have one problem, the park position of the auto-trans will >not hold the car. I was told this is probably a pin that needs to be >replaced in the transmission. Is this common in Saab auto's? The car is >in excellent condition otherwise, having been garaged all its life in S. >Ca. it >has 180k miles, and has had one replacement turbo installed and a new >engine compartment wiring harness. My only experience with turbos has >been an '85 Pontiac I had that ate stainless steel exhaust manifolds for >breakfast. > >Any info you can give me as to what I'm in for will be appreciated. >Probably a bad move with the tranny problem, although the price was >great, and once I drove it I was hooked. >Thanks for any help, >D.rat > >remove no.spam to reply > >

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