Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 04:28:10 GMT
Subject: Re: Timing Chain

Your belt broke because you did not perform the required maintenance. PERIOD. The same thing will happen to the SOB in spades. Busting the chain, usually destroys the timing cover, the rails, sprockets, and gets you a valve job. The chain is a troublesome annoyance on the 9000 for some reason. Some bust, some don't. In contrast, winding in a replacement requires a chain, a tensioner and a valve cover gasket. A chain at 60k and every 30 thereafter is cheap insurance for reliability. On Wed, 29 Mar 2000 20:45:28 GMT, coxinga <> wrote: >A few years ago my Volvo 240 wagon snapped its timing belt on the >Pennsylvania Turnpike on an uphill incline doing 65. Despite being >holed up in the local motel for one night because the garage needed a >day to get a $20 timing belt to fix it in the middle of nowhere, >nothing else was wrong. There were no bent valves, cracked head, >punctured pistons, crooked crankshaft. Nothing. > >Can I say the same for my 94 SAAB 9000CS timing chain? > > >coxinga

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