Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 19:36:30 -0700
From: Gadget <>
Subject: Re: 9000 valve noise

I hate admit this, but it appears that the valve noise I was hearing was simply low oil. Tha's exactly what I though it sounded like, but since my low oil light hadn't come on I thought the level was fine. It was after talking with a mechanic who said that they usually just try a heavier oil when this noise pops up that I actuall took a look at the oil level. Sure enough, I was down by more than one and half quarts. I guess that's why they're called idiot lights - cause idiots like me get to believing in them. Hopefully, I haven't damaged my motor. Jack Gadget wrote: > Hi > I've got an '86 9000T that's just started making a big racket in the > valve train area. I had the mechanic down the street take a look and > he said that one, or more, of the valve lifters were bad. Cost?? Just > $27 > each, and all would need to be replaced. > > Talked to the local Saab mechanic and he said that it can sometimes be > fixed by adding Marvel Mystery Oil to the engine oil. Anyone out there > had this problem? Suggestions for a fix?? > > Thanks, > Jack

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