Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 01:36:55 GMT
From: "Dan Matz" <>
Subject: Re: Difference between 8 and 16 valves

If you look at the engine, standing on the right side of the car, you should see the cylinder head directly in front of you. If you have an 8 valve saab engine: You will see a valve cover, and below that you will see 4 spark plug wires going on to the spark plugs. If you have a 16 valve engine: You will see a valve cover with a rectangular metal plate in the middle of it. If you want to make REALLY sure, you can pull the valve cover off and count the number of valves, just make sure to replace the valve cover gasket. Ben Christopher A. Nowell wrote in message <88shr1$>... >How do I tell the difference between 8 and 16 valve engines? I thought >before that I had and 8 valve engine because the distributor cap rotor is >different for the two, and the 16v. one didn't fit. I just want to make >sure that I'm not confused. Is there a sure fire way to find out? > >Thanks, >-Chris > >

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