Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 20:59:41 +0100
From: MBeest <MBeestnopsamu>
Subject: Re: SAAB 900 price

Grunff wrote: > MB wrote: > > > Timing chains usually need looking at around 90-100k milles - or so I thought? > > Still, it was done when the engine was out for the head gasket, so was really only the price > > of the chain, and no extra labour on a job which was big anyway. > > Not in my exprience - I've had a fair few 900s and 9000s with well over > 150k on the original chain, with no visible wear. I know of many with > over 250k on the original chain. > > If the engine was really out, then I'd agree - you may as well change > the chain. But why was the engine out for a head gasket job? There was a leak in the head gasket - not much, but enough to be slowly marinating the marinating the engine block in oil. I've always thought that head gaskets are things which can go on for years if you're lucky, or 50 k miles if not. This one lasted about 99k miles > > > > I know what you mean about the shape though. If any of the saloons gets away with it, it's > > this one, due to the 16S body kit, and the bridge spoiler. (The spoiler which is flush with > > the boot lid really did look like a bit of an afterthought) > > It is definitely better than the standard saloon, but I'd still prefer a > hatch anyday ;-). > > -- > Grunff

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