Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 12:08:57 -0400
From: "Oscar Trapp" <>
Subject: Re: 88 Saab 900s Help!!!!!!

The repair is similar on all engines. The head gasket just needs to be replaced and a new one properly installed. Price is a little more difficult --labor rates can vary from 45$/hr to 65$/hr depending on the shop you take it to. I recommend having any other needed engine service done at the same time. Oscar 84 SAAB 900s 220k <> wrote in message > I just purchased an 88' Saab 900s 16 valves, Non-turbo, over 140K on it, > it got an oil leak from the head gasket, the oil drips onto the side of > the engine (right above the spark plugs) and burns and the smoke gets > into the car which can be very annoying. > A Saab mechanic told me that this is a very common problem in all 88' > Saabs, the repair would cost about $500.00. > Another mechanic told me that it would cost about $750.00, he also > claims that 80% of all the Saabs he services in his shop are because oil > leaks!!!, they also would need to plane the head or resurfacing??? > whatever that means. > I still think Saabs are a heck of a cars!! > Any sugggestions? > I will appreciate your help! > Thanks > Enrique Sotelo > 88' Saab 900S 155K > 85' Saab 900s 140K >

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