Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 11:59:36 -0600
From: Mike <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 brake rotor

Who cares? As this group that helps to encourage the DIY, it is importatnt that the advice here is fairly accurate. Opening the bleed screw would POSSIBLY allow contaminants into the brake system. Which in my opinion, would be more harmful than the possibility that the ABS valves might be damaged. Keeping the closed system closed is the "best" practice IMO. I for one appreciate your input and suggestion. I read it and thought it through logically and do not find it to apply in this situation. On other cars it might. We all care. Some of the posters here have a high and mighty opinion of their advice. Most of us just read and keep quiet. Good luck and happy motoring. \ Mike Teeples / 1990 Saab SPG 125,000 mi 1987 Saab 900 Turbo 175,000 (RIP) 1985 Saab 900 Turbo 275,000 (RIP) >Please re-read my post - at no point did I say that Saab >requires/advises/recommends my suggestion. Is it in any Saab manual or TSB? >Who cares? More importantly, why should they care? Is it so important that a >benign procedure such as this should have the Saab "seal of approval? Well, >to some in this group, it apparently seems to mean a lot. > >As I said, this is often referred to as "best practice". It eliminates a >potential problem, even if the odds of it occurrng are minute. Also, if >you've ever employed this method, you know it is MUCH easier to push the >piston in, thereby eliminating the need to use the Saab's tool-of-choice, >Channel Locks. lt also gives you a close look at the condition of the brake >fluid in the caliper. All-in-all, a lot of benefit for a small extra step. > >> Ah, don't sweat it. I disagree with Dave all the time. sometimes I win, >> sometimes he does. It all depends on who is right. >> >Somehow, I doubt that he will agree with that. Thanks for your comments, > >doug >

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