Date: 13 Oct 2004 20:23:41 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: H engine in 9-5?

For reasons I really don't want to go into right now, I'm asking an uncomfortable question. What are my engine options for a '99 9-5 which currently has a very misbehaving 2.3L LPT engine? My burst PCV hose(s) seem to have been a symptom of, rather than the cause of, my engine's problems. According to the non-saab-specialist garage who looked at it, it has _VERY_ high crankcase pressure, which he is thinking is heavy-duty engine problems. He is also bowing out of the repair process, as he's not comfortable in getting too deep into something he doesn't know. OK, here's my real question I guess. WTF would happen while driving that would include PCV hoses (plural) bursting/dissolving, and when said hoses are fixed would include knocking of the engine? I don't get it. I'm rather pissed off right now so if I'm not being real clear please forgive. Suggestions? Can I stick a "B" engine in there? How about an "H" engine? Or, should I just get the 99T running now rather than later and park the 9-5? Argh. I don't have time for this right now. Any suggestions at all? Could this actually be something trivial in the PCV system that just makes the engine sound like crap and _sound_ like a knock? Mightily annoyed/frustrated/stressed, Dave Hinz

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