Date: 5 Mar 1998 15:20:28 GMT
From: saab85900nopsamcom (Saab85900)
Subject: Re: '90 Saab 900, rough morning idle

Ken Bell wrote: >Where does one send oil samples for analysis? Would my local >PepBoys :-) >carry a sample kit to mail in? I use labs in Superior WI, Cleveland OH and NJ. Have no idea if Pep Boys carries sample kits. You might try your local Caterpiller dealer or look for a local AMSOIL dealer. >There is a very faint whiff of antifreeze smell in the passenger >cabin on startup, only when the car is already warm, that >dissapates within several seconds. No windshield fogging. The >driver's side carpet appears damp all the time (car is parked >indoors, no rain to speak of lately), however there is >no evidence of a leak from above, e.g., heater core area. Could >this be due to condensation? Where would the condensate be >coming from? In a 900, I'd point you right to the heater control valve. Don't know about the 9000, but might be worth checking out. Dick in Falls Church, VA 85 900T > >I must admit to not having checked carefully (sheet of paper under >the car when parking to aid detection) for antifreeze leaks, so that >can't be ruled out yet. Sorry about the rambling.

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