Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 05:33:12 GMT
From: (Mr. Kotter)
Subject: Re: 9000T 2.3 Timing Chain Failure

On Sun, 11 Jan 1998 19:53:10 +0000, Dennis Connors <connorsnopsamnet> wrote: >We're considering a '91 9000 T w/2.3l auto and 67K miles on it for $14K. >Rob at Scandia Auto Sport emphatically warned >me of the high failure rate of the timing chain system (resulting in >catastrophic engine failure) in these engines. <snip> >I've heard the dealers tend to downplay this threat and basically >stonewall customers that try to get them to make good of it. <snip> Hi, I've owned an 86 9000T for 5 years now. Bought it with 74,000 miles on it (with a nasty timing chain noise). I just last month replaced the chain...that's 4 3/4 years with no problems even though it was making a real racket. I'm not familiar with the differences between the '86 and '91 but my guess is that they would only get better. I do know that the '86 has an older style tensioner that I had replaced last month with the newer model (seems the tensioner was rough on the chain in the past). Overall, this machine has been the love of my life. Runs and runs, very little problems (needs a headliner) and a great car on frequent trips to colorado through the mountains. I'm sure you'll be happy with the vehicle. SCANIA! Mr. Kotter -------begin normal paranoid nonsense 644 Mr. Kotter PGP key available at MIT fingerprint: 0x0E8E5993

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