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Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 18:20:44 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Head Gasket

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 09:53:59 +0000 (UTC), "Tomnospamtech" <> wrote: >It is definately worth a try, there is definately a problem with Saab 16 >valve engines with head bolts coming loose, so much so that I have been >checking the head bolts on them as they come in for a service if I know they >have not been checked before. At least half of those checked have loose >bolts, some so loose that they are only finger tight. 95% of the time >retorqueing the bolts fixes the problem. HTH Tom. >> > I'm all worried now. I might have to check mine... They're stretch-bolts aren't they? How do you know if they've worked a bit loose - or can you only spot really loose ones? Can you re-use the cam-cover gasket? Cheers, Colin.

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