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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 23:57:24 +0100
From: jnopsamnet (Jireh Mak)
Subject: Re: Saab Doctor Is Available for Advice about your SAAB Story


[This followup was posted to alt.autos.saab and a copy was sent to the cited author.] Hi, I'm looking at buying my first Saab(yahoo!), an '86 EMS with 162000 miles on it. The guy is a friend of mine and he has a full set of books. The major components look and feel solid and the body and chassis check out okay. It has a newish transmission, clutch and coolant for the air con. On the road, it drives very well. The only concern is a little noise. It's a tapping from the top of the block that goes away once you warm up the engine. My friend said it's probably the tappets and the dealer that services the car SPECULATED that the oil pump, which is hydraulic, is probably taking it's time getting the oil pressure up. Both my friend, and the dealer said its not a big deal. The dealer went as far to say it's a "characteristic of the engine". Are these people on the level? Is this something that happens to Saabs? The phrase "characteristic of the engine" sounds vague. My gut feeling tells me that if my service dealer told me the noise wasn't something to worry about, then I wouldn't. However, I'm BUYING instead of owning and I think it should be looked at AND FIXED before purchasing. Is this wise? Am I being too paranoid? If someone could shed some light on this one I'd appreciate it. The guy is bringing the car in in Tuesday to get it looked at, so any answers before Tuesday would be great. Thanks, Jireh Mak In article <6aj76i$oqn$1nopsam.gte.net>, teckno1nopsamnet says... > Hello, > My name is Nevin Cuff of Cuff's Saab Service. > Located in Springfield VA > I can be reached newcnopsamnet > > > > -- -------------------------------------------------------------------- Jireh Mak (in Sydney) Email: jnopsamnet Senior Systems Analyst Work email: jmaknopsamprint.com.au Footprint Software P/L 263 Clarence Street, 11th flr Voice: +61.2.9285.1740 Sydney, NSW 2000 Fax: +61.2.9285.1710 Australia "A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a vagabond, and want like an armed man." - the Bible, Proverbs 6: 10,11 --------------------------------------------------------------------

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