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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 12:30:29 GMT
From: Martin Bergstrand <martin.bergstrandnopsamnet.se>
Subject: Re: 1978 99 Turbo


Check for rust as those years are known to be prone to rust. For instance the doors, floorpan in front of drivers and front passengers seat. Were the front lower A-arms are attached to the body. To mention a few spots. Check the Cw-joints and see that the boots are not damaged. Ball joint may be worn. Check for white smoke in the exhaust which may indicate turbo failure. The interior might be worn but is almost the same as for the EMS which makes things easier. You can also check the radiator if itīs ok. The turbo radiator differ from standard The waterpump may leak. Check this by feeling with your hand under the intake manifold for coolant. There is a small oval hole there. Well this is what I can think of right now without consulting my notes and books. The car is very nice to drive with a brutal kick from the turbo far from the civilized turbo models of today. The car is a modern classic. -- Mvh Martin B Vintage Saabs: http://www.autosite.se/saab/ cw skrev: > I would appreciate any technical insight, know problems, and opinions on > the 1978 SAAB 99 Turbo 3dr Combi. I have the chance to pick one up for > pretty cheap but would like to know what I'm getting into. > > Thanks for any input! > Cevin

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