Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 17:50:05 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: I was a beautiful day, driving my 94 saab 900s to the golf course...


"Donald Laverty" <dlavertynospamatico.ca> wrote in message news:oNiEe.7341$Qi4.959995nospam20.bellglobal.com... > I was a beautiful day, driving my 94 saab 900s to the golf course... then, > no power, car shuts down and I pull over to the side of the road. After I > hitch a ride to the golf course, play a horrible round, take it to the > mechanics... I get the phone call - "your timing belt slipped and your > engine is wrecked." > > If you, like myself are a bit uneducated when it comes to cars, learn from > my experience and keep on top of the timing belt. The mechanic I had been > going to told me he was unaware the timing belt was to be changed every > 50,000 km on the saab. He had other saab customers that he was going to > followup with to make sure their timing belt wasn't due for a change. I > told him I was glad I could educate him, he told me the best price he could > find was a new engine for 6,000 cdn from the dealer. > > Hard to spend that kind of money on a car 11 years old. So I towed it home > and there it sat in my driveway. It is now at a friends garage and he is > trying to rebuild the engine for me. > > I am so upset, because I loved that car. > > Just thought I would share my experience. Love the news group, and would > love to get another saab someday. > > If the timing belt broke it probably makes more sense to get a good used motor from a junkyard, they're not uncommon and should only be a few hundred bucks.

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