Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 22:11:25 GMT
From: Just Bob <>
Subject: Re: Sick Saab in USA; Recommendations?

On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 10:29:48 -0500, "Doney" <> wrote: >My 97 900 SET is sick and will not pass inspection. >1) What can I expect as far as engine life and engine performance after a >head gasket replacement? Normal performance restored. Most Saab motors go a good 300K without major service. Some of the accessories and seals don't. Be sure to mention to the dealer that there's a TSB that specifics a new torque spec's for the bolts. >2) A good source for either OEM replacement or performance upgrade parts for >the center muffler? You can get Saab parts at a discount from a few dealers that sell mail order. If you're interested, post and I'll dig out a few URL's. The best replacement is the Saab Sports exhaust ($330 from sports car service). The sport muffler will eliminate the center muffler. It's stainless steel and lasts forever. It is a little louder 0 if it's too loud for you, you'll have to spring for another $100 or so to install a free flow stainless center muffler where the original center muffler was. >3) A source for a replacement lens of the front fog light? Dealers only. Again I can post URL's if you have time for mail order. You won't find many cars in the junk yard with the front end intact. Any that are, are scooped up fast. The only other choice might be to install some mini aftermarket lights that you like the look of. -- Bob United We Stand

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