Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2004 12:59:34 GMT
From: SmooMonster <smoomonsternospamail.com>
Subject: Re: 1997 Saab 900 2.0i - what should I know??


On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 12:41:08 GMT, Bob <nonamenospamace.com> wrote: >On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 06:46:22 GMT, SmooMonster ><smoomonsternospamail.com> wrote: > >>It's pretty much pristine, although the bonnet badge and rear badges >>seem to be sun damaged and need replaced. Is that easily done, or >>should I hand it over to experts? NOTE: I'm generally crap at anyting >>involving tools! > >I've never done them, but it's common for the color to fall off. > >>Thanks for any help, hints or guidance... > >Replace the upper idler pulley and serpentine belt. $80USd in parts, >.5 to 1 hour labor. They go around 50K miles and then you stop. >Unless you know it's been done, do it now. Ahh cool - sounds like very good advice...I just have to find out what that actually means! It sounds like a job for my local grease monkey... > >Other than that, just change the oil, and have fun. If might be worth >trying to figure out if it has the 35K service (change A/F, etc) >done. > I suspect it has - there's a sticker from the local SAAB dealer in on the windscreen saying the next service is due at 83,000kms, so it's going to be due the 50k miles one soon (I take it there is a 50k service? No manual with car). Thanks for that.

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