Date: 23 Dec 1999 09:55:39 -0500
From: Jeff Goodin <>
Subject: Re: '93 SAAB 900S Blowing Smoke--What could it be?

"Dave Fox" <> writes: > Does anyone know what it could be for this year/model. I know it could be > the rings or valves/seals. Could it be anything else that SAAB's are > notorious for. I had a 83 900 that started burning oil gradually. The car had sat a while before I bought it and I think mice had built a nest in the air intake right behind the grill. This caused an unusually high amount of suction on the PCV valve which was sucking oil into the air intake manifold. I doubt that is your problem, but you never know. The thing finally stopped moving. It would start up, but as soon as you let the clutch out it would stop. A freind of mine looked under the hood and while I was giving it some gas and noticed the rubber housing the attached to the intake manifold was collapsing. We thought that was strange and traced back from there to the grill and found the nest (no mice, just hay that had slowly become clogged with dirt/debris). -- Jeff.

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