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Date: 2 May 98 21:59:22 GMT
From: "nils.hedenstierna" <>
Subject: Re: Timing chain

Robert Sklar <> wrote in <>... > I recently (approx 6 months ago) purchased a 1990 Saab 9000 5-door > Turbo with approx. 80,000 miles on it. I had it inspected by the local > private Saab shop I have been using for the last 15 years (Petersen > Automotive, Skokie, IL). They said that the car was in great shape, but > due to its mileage if I bought it they recommended that I replace the > timing belt as a precaution. A new timing belt was about $300 installed. > I thought that was cheap insurance. I guess I was right. > > Robert Sklar > Absolutely, and $300 was a really good deal. The dealers in Sweden charge over $1400 just for changing a (working) timing chain. Klas Hedenstierna

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