Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 20:31:51 GMT
From: David M. Arnold <>
Subject: Re: Need guidance replacing waterpump

In article <>,, mitchvisnopsamnet wrote: ... material snipped ... > > Now that realy encourages me to keep searchin' for my first SAAB. A > waterpump inside the engine? > Yeah, it's one of those quirky things about SAAB engineering. You could lose a belt and it wasn't an emergency... We had a '76 99 GLE, and the alternator died. In a conventional car of that vintage, the alternator & water pump would be driven off the same belt. In the SAAB, we just drove around beltless for a couple of days, running the car off the battery (I had a trickle charger in the house & a spare battery in the trunk) until the alternator could be rebuilt at a local auto electrics shop. No worry about overheating, 'cuz the water pump was driven internally. On the other hand, servicing this water pump was, to use a technical term, a pisser. --dma > Michael > > Please direct e-mail to both of the following addresses : > > > mitchvisnopsamnet > > Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. > Sent via Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

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