Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 16:43:41 -0700
From: "LFront" <>
Subject: Re: New Saab owner needs help ('92 900S Conv)

Steve It is totally normal. I've had four 900's all did the same thing Lou Steve <> wrote in message news:p5fJ6.7666$ > Hello Group -- > > I recently purchased my Saab and am in the process of "bringing it up to > snuff." I took the car to a highly recommended, local, foreign car > specialist and asked them to do a once-over. I mentioned that the car seems > to run hot -- that is the gauge reads hotter than I have seen in any > previously owned car. It doesn't hit the "red zone", but, especially on > long/highway drives, it rides at over half-gauge and then, upon returning to > more stop-and-go city driving, will immediately jump to two-thirds or > three-quarters gauge. Seems (based on my absolutely zero knowledge of the > workings of cars) that this is a warmer read than I had previously > experienced (unless there was a problem). I asked the mechanic to check > this out. > > He tells me that the radiator is clogged and needs to be replaced (radiator > and thermostat). So, the work is done to the tune of almost $400 parts and > labor. The problem is that, after having the work done, the car still > responds the same. He proceeded to a do a few (seemingly) simple tests -- > i.e. simulating the heating of the engine, checking the water temperature in > the hoses, etc. What we found was that there were no visible leaks, the > water is flowing within the radiator, and the temperatures were reading > within the normal range. > > At this point I also questioned whether or not my original radiator needed > to be replaced. > > Has anyone else had a similar problem -- or perhaps a solution that we (the > mechanic and anyone else I mentioned this problem to) have failed to account > for? > > Any help is greatly appreciated. > > Steve > Central Florida > >

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