Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 08:20:20 -0400 From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com> Subject: Re: 900 Se Auto..Timing chain...still a factor?
"Henrik B." <saabnospamPAM_tdcadsl.dk> wrote in message news:40e3dc90$0$255$edfadb0fnospamd11.news.tele.dk... > > "Grunff" <grunffnospam.com> skrev i en meddelelse > news:2kh48fF2b2q1U1nospamberlin.de... > > derek wrote: > > > > > help wanted. I had Saabs years back, when the timing chain was a bit of > a > > > cost thing to replace at around 90k miles. > > > > Very unusual for chain to need replacing at such a low mileage. > > Not so. The 2,3-liter engines of 1989 - 1992 has a weak gearwheel (the > bottom one) on the balanceshafts. > It's a 9000 problem. You are correct. I had a '92 and did the deed myself at less than 90k miles. That unfortante trait only applied to the 2.3L engines of those years. By 1993 it was fixed. The '96 9-3 will not have that engine, nor the chain problems. -Fred W