Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 15:17:16 GMT
Subject: Re: 5W50 synthetic oil grade

In article <>, jvanabranopsamnet wrote: I'm > not a big person (5'11", 170lbs) so I generally find myself able to > contort into the necessary positions - maybe that's why my shoulder > is killing me right now... :) I only weigh 140 pounds and I managed to lift the complete engine and gear box out of a mini (about 250 pound +) with my 170 pound brother. I think if I ever have to lift the SAAB engine I will use a hoist!. > Aside from actual engine or tranny rebuilds, I'm not > readily aware of any repair in a classic 900 which requires the > removal of the engine except maybe the timing chain... > This can actually be done without removing the engine, I had to help my mechanic do it since it is at least a 2 man job. It ended up taken about 1 and 1/2 hrs because the chain slipped. NJH. > If the engine does need to come out for another reason, it's > not a major deal. You'll pay through the nose for it - I'm > guessing four to six hours each direction. But really, this > should *not* be necessary and is probably not advisable. > -Justin Get this my mechanic reckons he can do a complete gear box rebuild job in 4 hours! ( Thats both ways and rebuild gearbox). I almost couldn't believe it myself but he has done so many over the years. NJH. -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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