Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 04:38:54 GMT
From: Keith Monteith <kmonteithnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Thermostat

If your 95 900 SE is a V-6 like one of mine, the major cost in thermstat replacement is actually the labor to install it. BRI Imports in Ok City charged $220 labor to install a $60 thermostat, since they had to remove the intake plenum to get to the thermostat. Saabs are expensive to maintain (especially the V-6s). As an aside, after my son wrecked my other 900 SE V-6, I replaced it with a Saturn SC-2, strictly because I wanted to be able to afford the maintenance costs while he's away at college. Keith Monteith On 1/20/03 12:03 PM, in article t2bX9.1415$, "Lineone" <> wrote: > Non-OEM parts are available at significantly less than 50. In several > decades of motoring I've never fitted an OEM thermostat to other than a > Triumph (British Leyland parts were always dirt cheap). > > Thermostat is not the most difficult to manufacture part on the planet, > moreover the symptoms of failure are highly observable - you have a > temperature gauge in the cabin. > > German-Swedish are a highly reputable third-party supplier used extensively > by the trade. See They list Saab thermostats from > 5.50. Replacement is a simple DIY job even for the hamfisted. > > > "Andy Walmsley" <> wrote in message > news:sbnT9.197$ >> I just had this changed for 120,(50 for the part itself). They charged > me >> to plug in their computer to find/confirm the fault!!! Bastards! So most > was >> labour related cost...but they did it with a smile, so I guess that is >> ok.... :-( >> >> Best to buy the part (vauxhall part i think) separate and take it to a >> separate garage!! I don't take anything to the dealer anymore. >> >> "Miles" <> wrote in message >> >>> How much would a new thermostat on a 95 Saab 900 SE cost? I am >>> receiving the check engine light and noticed the thermostart running >>> at 25%, where before the light came on, it has always been at 50%. >>> >>> Thank you in advance, >> >> > >

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