Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 20:16:18 -0400
From: Gemini Jackson <>
Subject: Re: New to saab, sucks so far.

On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 16:28:32 -0400, ma_twain <> wrote: >Yaofeng wrote: > >> <Snip> >> Many SAAB owners think the car is a different breed. An internal >> combustion engine is an internal combustion engine. It's been around >> for more than 100 years. How different can it be? > > >The Classic 900 is different. The engine is mounted backwards and >sidesways(not transverse like most FWD), depending on your point of >view. It is a front wheel drive with the pulleys against the firewall >and the clutch just behind the radiator. The engine power is >transferred to the transmission by chains. Is there a historical >explanation of the logic behind this design? > >If you are >> reasonably mechanically inclined. There is nothing you cannot do >> yourself. I bought mine (two of them, both 94, 9000) because they are >> cheap. I mean. SAAB is well known for it's low resale value in >> America. Of course don't expect anything different if you sell it. A >> good place to go for help is the SAAB network. >> > Got the 2 8mm bolts out of the alternator. Stick tight as it was. According to what I read it needs 'coaxing' to be pulled free. This is quite a job to do in the driveway... ~GJ~

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