Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 03:15:14 -0500
From: "hippo" <>
Subject: Re: Running hot

>I just bought my first Saab, a 1987 900 Turbo Convertible >with 131,000 miles, one previous owner (now deceased). >Dealer checked it out, said everything is working fine. >And it seems to be, except it runs hot, often time right >up to the redline. Is this a normal thing for this car? >What else should I watch for? I understand regular >service is essential, and from the records that came with >the car that has been done. >Assuming there is water/coolant in the radiator/overflow >tank, it probably needs a new thermostat. Check the >records to see if it was replaced recently. >It may be an easy do-it-yourself job, depending on how >much you've got to remove to get to it.<< Good advice from Laura. If it still happens after that, cheapest next step is check the temp sender is accurate. If so, sometimes deceased estate cars have travelled seldom for a few years then not at all for quite a while before being sold. If so, it's worth draining the cooling system, backflushing the radiator and block, then refilling with new coolant. It really needs changing every 2 yrs whether the car ahs turned a whell or not. Also check underneath the top bottom hoses once the car's warmed up & see if they're really soft and collapsing. Cheers

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