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Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 15:31:50 GMT
From: Johannes <johsnospam-no-chance-sizefitter.com>
Subject: Re: Returning after 30 years....


"Tomnospamtech" wrote: > > "Johannes" <johsnospam-no-chance-sizefitter.com> wrote in message > news:431EFBE3.4047C2ADnospam-no-chance-sizefitter.com... > > > > > > klbailey_usenetnospamo.com wrote: > >> > >> Johannes wrote: > >> > "Charles C." wrote: > >> > > > >> > > Neil O'C wrote: > >> > > > Folks: > >> > > > > >> > > > Does aas have a FAQ or something similar where I can get info on > >> > > > common > >> > > > "issues" with circa 1997 SAAB 900s? 30 years after trading off my > >> > > > 99E > >> > > > (with free wheeling!), I'm returning to the SAAB ranks next spring > >> > > > with > >> > > > a 97 900 Turbo SE Coupe (55K, my sister's car, 100% dealer > >> > > > maintained). > >> > > > She *thinks* it may be due for a timing belt change, and a couple > >> > > > of > >> > > > other little things. Looking to find out what to expect once it > >> > > > arrives and I start wrenching on it. > >> > > > > >> > > > TIA. > >> > > > > >> > > > Neil O'C > >> > > > Sun Prairie, WI > >> > > > > >> > > > >> > > Hi > >> > > > >> > > Others can put me right on this ... the only engine with a belt was > >> > > the > >> > > 2.5 v6, and that did not have a turbo. If your engine is a 4 > >> > > cylinder > >> > > don't worry about a belt. > >> > > >> > I'm not completely convinced about that. Well I know that the Saab > >> > engine > >> > in my 9k has timing chain. However, the new 9-3SS have Saab modified > >> > Vauxhall > >> > engines, there is even a NA base model which has a straight Vauxhall > >> > engine. > >> > I would have to open the bonnet or something to put my mind at rest. > >> > >> Not sure about the new 9-3SS, but the 1997 900 Turbo being discussed > >> has a genuine Saab engine with timing chain. > > > > Yes, I believe so since it's the same engine block as in my 9k. But the > > 9-3SS > > has a completely new engine. > The new 93 with the Z18XE and Z19DT engine both have a timing belt, There is > nothing like progress.......... Regards, Tom, Saabtech. You mean: progress for the beancounters...

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