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Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 11:13:27 -0400
From: "KeithG" <>
Subject: Re: oil leak and loose connector

The synthetic oil had nothing to do with the head gasket. Replace the chain if it is worn (stretched - measure tensioner to determine). Make sure to use MB or Saab blue coolant and not pink stuff. Townsend mentions what else to look for. Water pump, alt bushings, thermostat, fan switch. If the front main seal/oil pump is leaking, you may want to do this at the same time, too. Flush the brake fluid for system health. You should not have to break open the system if all you are doing is replacing the pads. KeithG "Simon Putz" <> wrote in message news:ab8p25$vl8$06$ > hi, > > well wish me luck i dont need to plane the stuff then. i look at the prices > of head gasket kits and they are pretty cheap! > around 80 euros for a whole kit including all the seals n stuff. > i read on townsend or saabnet about the procedure and they mentioned > something about silicone sealant or so.. > well i will ask to skanimport what else i need.the job looks like alot of > careful work, but not very hard or something. > just a long weekend. i guess i have to buy some tools to get the screws down > tho. > do you think i should replace timing chain or anything else while i have the > head down. > i guess i dont have to remove the engine completely to do the head? > now i know why my gasket went, i changed to full synthethic oil around > 20.000km ago;( too bad. > any hints for my rotten front brake seats? do i have to flush or refill the > brake system if i want to clean the shoes? > well thanks for all help to everyone... > > bye > > simon putz > >

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