Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 20:03:28 +0100
From: danny <dannynospamia-espresso.com>
Subject: Saab 9k oil pressure drop


Further to my recent post regarding the oil pressure dissapearing in my 1990 2.3NA we got round to removing the (newish) oil pump rotors and found nasty things. There were slices of what appears to be either a pin or a needle roller cut up in the pump rotors. The slices measure 25.9mm diameter, with an overall combined length of maybe 6mm found in there , but the pin or whatever it is could have been longer. Where could such a thing have come from and how could it have got past the strainer, or is it possible to come from above? Incidently, the engine still starts and runs fairly quietly (apart from the hydraulic tappets) - not siezed or anything yet. Now draining the sump to see what other bits of metal might be lurking there... -- Regards, Danny http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site) http://www.dannyscoffee.com (UK advert for my mobile espresso service) http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/European online ordering for Malabar Gold blend) swap Z for above characters in email address to reply

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