Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 03:21:56 +0300
From: "Roy Björkstrand" <nospamroilonopsamut.fi>
Subject: Re: Broken Timing Chain in '85 Saab 900S, 8V


Andrew Culpepper wrote: > Hi, > The timing chain just broke. The car has 350,000 miles on it so I'm > not complaining. I'm just wondering what kind of damage can result from this. > Could the valves have been bent? Pistons holed? Can/should the initial > diagnosis of the damage be done without removing the head? Maybe by doing a > leakdown test? What would be a fair price if no valves are bent? If some are > bent? Thanks for any info. > > Andrew Don´t worry. Pistons does not get in touch with the valves (unless your head has been machined too much, min height should be for the 8v engines 92.3-92.4 mm). Roy

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