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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:38:01 GMT
From: "KeithG" <>
Subject: Re: 9000 balance shafts

There is information on these at Saabnet. under the bulletinboards, 9k, search on balance chain. Some advocate removal. I do not. Apparently, the lubrication to the drive chain is less than optimal with oil level at full. A 1/4 - 1/2 qt more (over full) apparently helps reduce wear. I do not know first hand about this. If the chain breaks, it is a major problem. It can be done with the engine 'in situ' from what I read. I am sure that the Saabnet BB has much better information. Regards, KeithG "Robin" <eenopsaml> wrote in message news:jbkcqtooqhcov8avd4mmjl4fqho17hlsqsnopsamcom... > Dear fellow Saabers, > > Does anybody know whether balance shaft problems are common on a 1995 > 9000cs (non-turbo)2.0 liter engine? I saw a good looking 9000 at a > garage near my house, but whenever rpm hits 3000-3200 rpm, the engine > will start whining. My Saab dealer tells me it will cost about $2000 > to fix it. > Can anyone tell me what the problem is with these balance shaft, as I > have heard from some people that these balance shafts cause problems > more often. > > Is it a repair that can be done by a Do-It_yourself mechanic, or do I > need to get huge amounts of parts an equipment to fix it..... > > The car is a 1995 9000cs, 175.000 kms, manual transmission, without > turbo > > Regards, > Robin > > Please respont to this group or to my email address > dasguptaXXXnopsamnl > (remove the XXX to reply)

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