Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 19:30:09 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Where is my Saab hiding my tools?

in article, Mike P at wrote on 20/09/2004 19:04: > Classic 900 T16 - > Lost 2 Allen keys, a bolt and a jubilee clip today while cleaning the AIC > valve out. > I've looked on the ground, felt around the block and the greasy chassis > under the n/s rear wing, but I can't find them anywhere! They're not on the > floor either :-( > > Surely my Saab can't be worse than a 2CV or GSA for eating tools... > > So, where are they? Any nooks and crannies I've missed? It's simple ... You've got a classic SAAB, right? It's the trolls. The trolls catch all manner of bolts, tools, nuts and clips that fall into the engine bay. Usually they just eat whatever falls in, but if it's a really new or shiny tool they do keep hold of it. When you go to an owners club meeting, they all get together and compare what they've got; even swapping between themselves. You're likely to find other such rarities too where the sub-floor troll lives in the boot. They have a particular fancy for golf tees and foreign coinage :) You do have to keep them well fed though because sometimes if you work them too hard and they get thirsty, they unscrew the oil dipstick and drink all your engine oil! Don't even think of getting one of those flexible magnetic things ... They will only scare your trolls away and then you'll be left with a lemon. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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