Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 10:55:22 GMT
From: "Merlin" <nagohnopsama.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Saab 900 questions


You should take a look at The Saab Network http://www.saabnet.com and check out the Mechanics List, this has advice on buying a used Saab Glenn Stauffer wrote in message ... >I just looked at a 1992 Saab 900S. This is the first Saab I ever looked >at seriously and the first I've ever driven. Overall, a pretty >impressive automobile. This one might not be the one I want to buy, but >I sure wouldn't mind finding a good one. > >Anyway, here are some of the problems I noticed that I'd like some advice >on. > >- The car was hit in the right rear quarter. The repair is barely >noticeable except for some paint lines visible inside the passenger >doorway (barely). Anyway, at the lower part of the passenger door >opening, there is significant rust - a small area, but it looks like it >could be poked through. Is this a common problem or the likely result of >a less than perfect repair job? > >- When I started the car, I noticed a low knocking sound emanating from >the lower part of the engine. You could hear the noise from the front or >passenger side even with the hood closed. After I took the car for a >test ride, this noise was gone. Any ideas? > >- There are a lot of oil leaks down the left (passenger) side of the >engine. Also, in the back of the engine, there was something in there >that showed a long-term oil leak. Is this normal for these engines? Are >the fixes expensive? > >- The owner tells me that he changes oil every 5k miles. The filter on >it was a Dana WIX filter? Good or bad? > >Thanks. > >Glenn

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