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Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 20:50:01 +0200
From: Mats <>
Subject: Re: 3.0 V6 broken timing belt, advice?

On Thu, 06 Sep 2001 16:18:32 -0400, Steven Brezina <> wrote: >The timing belt on my father's '96 9000 CDE 3.0 V6 broke last >weekend at 98k km. > >The local Saab dealer just had a first look at the engine and confirmed >the belt had failed. They're estimating 4-5hrs of investigation to >determine >the full extent of the damage to the engine - big $$ Is it a bad idea >to have the >engine parts replaced piecewise, or is a used engine (with new belts) >the way to go? > >Any V6 owners have a similar timing belt experience recently? > >I'm loving the chain in my '88 900 right now. Does the new 9-5 V6 >still us a belt? > > Steve All V6 engines in SAAB:s use a belt, those engines are not SAAB engines, they are manufacturerd by OPEL i think (or maybe Vauxhall). Sounds expensive to change part by part (if there are only a few parts damaged it may be an alternative), I vould go for a used engine, and change the belts on i before putting it in the car. /Ma

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