Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 12:41:28 GMT
From: 'nuther Bob  <norealaddynopsamphonydomain.com>
Subject: Re: Buying 1997 Saab 900 Coupe


On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 23:46:27 -0600, "Jack F" <jacknopsamlid.invalid> wrote: > We purchased our '95 900S (2.3L non-turbo, 5-sp) new in December 1994. It >now has 154,000 miles on the odometer. The only major problem we've >experienced was a torn rear seal at 110,000 miles. Torn is unusual, but minor leaks are not -for any engine. > Replaced the clutch at the same time and its been dry ever since. Some folks do that earlier. The clutch is a little expensive at around $1K USd to have done at a dealer. >There are a few small things to >keep up with, like serp. belt pullies and clutch cables that should be >replaced regularly. Absolutely, every 50K. Cheap enough to do. >Some folks have experienced balance shaft pulley >disintegration which clogs the oil pump intake screen. The resulting oil >starvation can destroy the engine very quickly. Very unusual. >But again we have logged >over 154,000 miles and I still trust the car. Curious: Have you done any DI cassettes ? >In fact we bought a new 9-5 >in 2001 because we were so impressed with the reliability of the 900. Go >for a turbo, it's a lot more fun! Absolutely. > Check out the 900NG (new generation) >forum at www.saabnet.com for a bunch of good info. Whoa now, bad advice. Bob

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