Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 12:39:37 +0000
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamanytime.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 1994 SAAB 900S Good or Bad Buy?


Selkie9nopsamgglyjhbkjvdbsyaho.o.com wrote: > > On 5 Mar 2002 23:32:30 -0800, mattgnopsamx.net (Matt Geisler) wrote: > > >I was wondering your thoughts on a 1994 SAAB 900 S? Is there any known > >problems? It has about 64,000 Miles on it but it is cheap. Clean > >CarFax. Does anyone know of any problems? Can I get a good 2 years > >from it? > > > >Thanks > >Matt > > I've also seen a great deal of bagging of these cars, and am wondering > exactly what we've bought (94 900s auto - yeah, not our first choice), > since reading Saabnet tells me that a 900s should have a four cylinder > engine, and ours is the V6. I doubt it was a replacement engine, > since the badging is also there, and given we have complete records of > its ownership, I think even the tonk who owned it previous to us (1) > would have mentioned replacing the engine. > Is this configuration known to be standard? It is a Saab 900 option; you have the GM sourced 2.5 V6. [...] > (1) He failed to service the car at all for a couple of years, then > had to have valves replaced when they were bent due to a sloppy cam > belt. Dork. No wonder. The V6 engine in your car has a cam (timing) belt as on most cars, it need replacing more often than the steel timing chain used on 4 cyl Saab engines. This has been discussed many times here, try to search alt.autos.saab discussions using advanced search in: http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&group=alt.autos.saab Johannes

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