Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 10:29:46 +0100 From: "Pete Bennett" <petenopsamle.demon.co.uk> Subject: 9-5 engine mount broken ?!
My nearly three year old 9-5 (Sept 2000) went in for its 66,000 mile service (about 100,000Km) yesterday. Got the call saying the rear disks needed to be replaced, no big shock. Got a call later saying that the rear engine mount had broken on the car. The dealer said this is very unusual, but that it requires the engine and gearbox to be removed from the car. How unusual is this? Do I have the world's worst friday afternoon car? (Please send me an e-mail if you want the full sorry history of this car) What is the movement that this has allowed under acceleration (which is quite good now that they have fixed the engine management computer - 2.0 LPT with the Saab performance chip) likely to have done? Will it have caused damage to any ancillaries? Perhaps damage to the drive train? The dealer says that the engine will have been allowed to 'lift' without this mounting being there. Peter Bennett Distributed Systems Professional Services Ltd. p e t e at d s p s dot n e t