Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 19:19:46 GMT From: "Jez" <jl.webnospamorld.com> Subject: Re: Terminal diagnosis but car still running, and due MOT - any advice?
"Johannes H Andersen" <johsnospamfitter.com> wrote in message news:41373B20.7B18E1C9nospamfitter.com... > > > Jez wrote: >> >> Hi, >> >> I have a 1996 9000 CD Eco Turbo with 70,000 miles on the clock. I bought >> it >> 8 months ago for £2,500 and I do about 8,000 miles per year. >> >> It's been diagnosed with a faulty/deteriorating automatic gearbox pump, >> and >> I'm told that the cheapest way to deal with it - recon gearbox - will >> amount >> to well over £1,000 if I go to a Saab approved garage, and something >> around >> that much if I go to a normal garage. I was also told (by a Saab approve >> garage, second opinion from non Saab approved automatic transmission >> workshop) that it might go on for several years with no more problem than >> being noisy, and it might pack up tomorrow. It also has a cracked >> windscreen >> (definite MOT failure) and is due four new tyres and who knows what else. > > Get the work done, then you'll have luxury transport for years to come. > Use a > proper workshop that know what they're doing. 70,000 miles is nothing much > for > this car, but you can expect that it need some attention which the > previous > owner didn't bother with for obvious reasons; that's why you only paid > £2,500. Hmm, thanks for the advice, but I'm afraid I'm not so optimistic. The car came with a full Saab service history and just one owner, but as I bought it it went wrong and I had to replace the aic valve and the ecu. Also, it was diagnosed as an aic fault by a Saab accredited garage and another Saab accredited garage replaced the it. It was still faulty, hence an immediate ecu replacement, so I suspect the aic was a mis-diagnosis, but when I asked for the old one back just a day later I was told "the cleaner took it away". Also, my last car was a Saab, also low mileage and fssh, and it was always in the (Saab accredited) repair shop - fuel pump, air con, gearbox, radiator... Anyway, I've got it booked in for its MOT in a couple of weeks and I'll take it from there. Cheers, Jez