Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 11:54:44 -0800
From: "White Flame (aka David Holz)" <white-flame!!!nopsamemove!!!>
Subject: Re: Blown Head Gasket question

HomePaul wrote in message <>... >My own Saab experience for head gasket replacement: $700 for the gasket (no >head problems) on an '86 9000T. Started leaking at 60K miles, finally had to >replace near 130k. Hey, I just found this newsgroup! My '83 900S (my second car, bought in '95, 120k miles, $1000, no probs but body rust!) apparently had a "REALLY BAD HEAD GASKET LEAK GET IT FIXED NOOOOW!!!" according to the oil-change guy. Got 40 mpg, oil stayed full for about 5000miles, no performance problems. I bought my next and current car ('87 900) from a gal who had another '84 900turbo, with over 200k miles, a leaking head gasket for 7 years, and no performance hit either. Now, I know how some stuff in an engine works, and that everybody says that a leaking head gasket is a serious, serious thing. Is it really? (or do Saabs just handle it well, or are these freak occurences?) White Flame (aka David Holz)

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