Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 21:44:47 +0200
From: "Seppo Metsälä" <>
Subject: Re: To the SAAB goros

Tony wrote in message <>... >My 91 900S 2.1L non-turbo has been very well taken care of through the >years. The car, however, has been driven for short distances most of >the time 40,000 miles on the clock (second car and short commute). >For sometime now when the temperature is below 35F the car sounds like >a diesel (if you didn't know you could swear it's a diesel car). The >SAAB >mechanic that I trust say it is most probable the lifters but he was >not overly concerned about it. Could someone get me trait on this one: >1) is the lifters the only possibility, 2) what needs to be done here >(if any), and 3) is it expensive to do ? It's probably not the lifters If the diesel sound slowly disappears when engine is getting warmer. Cam chain tension might be little loose and when engine warms it gets tighter and noise disappears. Typically the noise goes away when tensioner goes one notch tighter. It might also be chain tightener or chain or both. check also seppo.metsalanopsamfi

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