Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 23:05:04 +0200
From: "Thomas Bech Pettersen" <>
Subject: Re: Noisy 16v - It's the timing chain!! - HELP

Tom Manning wrote in message ... >I was just wondering if anyone knows if an 8V motor would ever exhibit the >same problems as a 16V, or if the chain is beefier? It seems like I hear >more problems concerning 16V timing chains than 8V...just curious... > My timing chain broke while driving some years ago (in an '82 900GLE, i.e. 118hp 8V inj, at 162000km). However, no problems with valves, pistons or rods. That was even confirmed by several Saab mechanics in Norway and Sweden that the 8V engines didn't "blow up" when this happened. Regards, and best of luck, Thomas

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