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Date: 7 Sep 2005 07:12:13 -0700
From: klbailey_usenetnospamo.com
Subject: Re: Returning after 30 years....


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. _________________________________________________________________ Messages sent to the address in the header will be ignored. Personal replies should be directed to user k.l.bailey at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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