Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 23:12:49 +0100
From: "SAABurger" <>
Subject: Re: Non Starting SAAB 9000 HELP

Yes, my course of action would now be compression test*. Look for a difference on your #3 cylinder. If it's OK w.r.t the others, then suspect bearings. If it's not OK, then suspect rings, valves or head gasket. Either way it sounds a bit nasty. I hope it's something cheap and simple but can't immediately think what that might be. *: Compression test would normally be done warm, but you can't with an engine that won't start. So don't expect the book readings. Adrian "Grunff" <> wrote in message > wrote: > > > Tried removing spark plugs as suggested today and the noise only appears > > when cylinder No.3 has a plug in it. So somethhing is definitely wrong with > > this cyclinder under compression. Thinking aloud here (if you can do that > > with a keyboard?) Possibly big end? Anyone any thoughts > > How odd. Have you done a compression test? > > -- > Grunff >

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