Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 03:09:29 GMT
From: "Ask The MasterTech" <>
Subject: Re: 900 oil leak. tech heads please help.

2 possibilities, be certain that the oil drain plug has not been overtightened. Especially if it is a manual transmission. If so, the plug housing could be cracked. If it is an auto check the primary to secondary transmission casing and make sure it is not leaking there. Hopefully this will help. Tw <> wrote in message news:8lqb43$8f2$ > OK, sometimes after driving on the highway for a few hours at a time > there are drops of oil beneath my 85 900 in the vicinity of the oil > drain plug. I tightened the thing, but it still drips a bit. I'm not > even sure whether it's engine oil or transmission fluid. It does, > however, look oily underneath my tranny. > > Although I'm new to auto mechanics and automoblie ownership althogther, > I'm eager to learn how to do every type of repair on my Saab, since the > cars do have a reputation as being a do-it-yourself-er's delight. To all > the tech heads in the group--what's the best procedure for figuring > where this oil's coming from, and what can I do to stop it? I seem to > lose about 1/2 a quart for every 5000 miles. > > Saabster 85 900 8v > > > Sent via > Before you buy.

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