Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 23:28:34 -0400
From: "Donald Laverty" <dlavertynospamatico.ca>
Subject: I was a beautiful day, driving my 94 saab 900s to the golf course...


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.

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