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Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 20:03:33 -0500
From: "Doney" <davedoneynopsamm.com>
Subject: Re: Sick Saab in USA; Recommendations?


Thanks for your reply. I have until Dec 31 for inspection so mail order is my plan. The gasket was replaced before I read your post. Hope the dealer knows about the TSB. I'm very interested in the Saab Sports exhaust ($330 from sports car service) Please post that URL and any others that may have the fog light ( if you have them ). Thanks, again. -Dave "Just Bob" <uctraingnopsamanet.com> wrote in message news:l19rutspd5qgmhsllolu1hjpbfig1s29svnopsamcom... > On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 10:29:48 -0500, "Doney" <davedoneynopsamm.com> > 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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