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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 15:06:20 -0500
From: colin hobbs <>
Subject: Re: What fits?

Rick and Lorie Mieras wrote: > Hello SAAB drivers. I have a 1987 1/2 9000 Turbo ( electronic > speedometer, water cooled turbo unit, upgraded brakes, no ABS thank you > very much). I purchased the original SAAB factory maintenance manuals > when I picked up the car brand new in Gothenburg, and I do most of my > own maintenance. Those manuals are excellent! But I'm straying off > topic, when I purchased my SAAB I was wealthy (no wife and 3 kids) and > now I'm not quite so wealthy. My SAAB is getting a little long in the > tooth, the nearest dealer is 300+ kilometers away, and I can't afford to > pay some dude $80 an hour to work on it....I want to buy a parts car. > What I would like to know is, will parts from an '88 or an '89 fit? I > want the engine and associated electronics to be the same, Bosch LH fuel > injection ETC...My old beast still runs strong, 212,000 K's and will > still do 235K/hr at the drop of a hat. But nothing lasts forever, I've > read the timing chain/transmission horror stories and want some cheap > insurance in the form of a parts donor car! Thanks in advance for any > replies, sorry so longwinded...... i believe that JUST ABOUT any 84 89 parts will fit. check with the local junkyard for conformation

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