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Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 04:14:20 -0400
From: "Chris Campbell" <>
Subject: Re: Engine longevity question (The V6)

Hey... This is my first post :-) Regarding the V6... the 2.5 (that came as an option in the '94-'96? 900), mine has 135,000mi on it, and it hasn't had any problems (with the engine itself). Just remember to change the timing belt every 30,000mi. I've heard rumors that there's a 60k belt out there, not sure. Also, make sure you've had the timing belt pully upgraded (they put lips on the sides of the pully so the belt can't slip off)... if the belt slips off or breaks, it ruins the engine (not sure how exactly). I like the V6, it seems to have about the same power as the newer 2.0Ts that are in the 9-3s (I also have a '99 9-3), although the response is a little better in the V6, because it has no turbo and thus no turbo lag. I was concearned about the V6 because the engine was built by GM, but I came to find out that it was built by GM in a UK plant and it was built from Saab plans, so that makes me feel a little bit better. My V6 has been good to me, I actually am buying from my parents- I have a '91 Ford Explorer now that has had more problems than any Saab I've had. I'm starting college in the fall, and hopefully I'll sell my explorer and buy my parents saab before I go (Anyone want to buy an explorer? ;-). Just my 2... -Chris 1994 Saab 900SE V6 Auto (White on Black) 1999 Saab 9-3 2.0T Auto (Black on Black) 1987 Saab 9000S 5-Speed (Silver on Maroon) (just went to Saab heaven _the local saab junkyard_, my first Saab *tear*) 1991 Ford Explorer XL 4x4 V6 4.0L 5-Speed (My current daily driver, sometimes the '94) 1992 Dodge Caravan... Yeah, thats our parade of cars :-p "Photogenix" <> wrote in message > Just curious as to which of Saab's engines i.e. Turbo, non-turbo, V6, would > generally have the longest lifespan. Which are expected to have the least. > Assuming we a dealing with a well cared for reliable unit. > > Thanks, > Anthony > > > > > -----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =----- > - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! > -----== Over 80,000 Newsgroups - 16 Different Servers! =-----

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