Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 15:40:14 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: I was a beautiful day, driving my 94 saab 900s to the golf course...


Johannes wrote: > Craig's Saab C900 Site wrote: > > > > Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> writes: > > > > >Donald Laverty wrote: > > > > >> 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." > > > > >What timing belt ? It's a timing *chain* in the classic Saab 4 cyl engines. > > > > A 1994 900 would, unless it's a 'commemerative' C900 convertible, be an > > NG/GM900 not a C900. I think, but I'm sure someone will corroborate, that > > the NG/GM900 engine uses a timing belt instead of a chain. 8-) > > The 4 cyl used timing chain like the 9000. But It could have been a 2.5L V6 > also used in this car. Yup, the OP later mentioned it was a V6. I hadn't realised they were in the 900 so early. You don't mess with timing belts. Luckily I've had so-called 'safety engines' that aren't trashed by this stuff. It seems like 16V engines have more trouble in this regard. It always seem to happen just as you're planning to get the belt replaced. Graham

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