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Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 10:33:45 GMT
From: Johannes <johsnospam-no-chance-sizefitter.com>
Subject: Re: Returning after 30 years....


"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.

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