Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 18:39:31 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 99 buying advice?


davehinznopsamcop.net wrote: > Oh - there's something with the chain tensioner that he mentioned > to me, is that pretty much a "screw it in and check that it's all on > the right cog" kind of a thing? I assume/seem to recall that I > can pull the valve cover & line up dots on something or other to > see that the valve timing is right? I've only ever worked on one B engine, and that was a while back. Did the ehad gasket, and I remember the chain tensioner as being a huge PITA. IIRC, if you let it extend too much, you can't reset it without removing the timing cover. > It's been a while since I saw it, is the 2-door or the 3-door more > common? I think it's a 3 but I really don't know. Also, 1978, does > that sound right? It's silver if that helps. In the UK, the 2 door is way more common. My favourite is the three door hatch - looks like a mini 900. Mine was a 1978 3 door. I believe only about 400 99Ts made it to the UK, and only a handful of those were three doors. -- Grunff

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