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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 14:59:33 -0000
From: "MJ Rabin" <MJRABINnopsamil.com>
Subject: Re: Cracked sump on a '95 900; Is there anything I can do short of replacing it....


And here I thought that I had the problem licked. Anyone want to buy a Saab? Jeff Ben Millard wrote in message <72583d$ctj$1nopsamrnews.com>... > >OK, maybe I'm just stuck in the OLD 900's, but the engine oil-sump is a >portion of the cast transmission case. It is aluminum, and welding it is in >theory possible. > >BUT BEWARE: The entire tranny is to one side in this casting, and heating up >the engine sump is going to do the same to the tranny. (You might want to >drain the tranny.) > >Also, cleaning this hairline crack up sufficiently to apply welding, solder, >or glue is beyond belief. I think the trick here is to remove the >engine/trans ("Power Unit") separate them, drain it all clean it all to >death, and weld it up right. > >Sounds awful, but I don't think its as bad as what could happen if that >crack gets worse. (Hey, silicone glue it and sell it. SOrry, just >kidding.) > >Ben > >

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