Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 20:27:21 -0400
From: "Frosty66" <tigger123nospam0nTheFarm.com>
Subject: Re: My DIY Saab maintenance experience...


At least you can get service in a week. Try driving a Saab in Canada...have had mine for 13 years now....GM stocks...zero...(0) ....nada parts....... Everything is a 2-3 week wait. When my AC pressure switch quit, it took 16 days to get a replacement part . GM Canada will only order parts from the "Mother Ship" in Sweden. Two weeks ago, my clutch master started squirting fluid out on my foot. The dealer told me to leave it on the lot and they "might" get to look at it in 5 or 6 days. When I complained, they said it was not a concern as they probably didnt have one in stock. They told me I had to call thier parts dept and see for myself. Now thats service. I wish I had the money to buy them out...I close the bastards done. Im sure thats not the service that Saab expected when they entered into their "arrangement" with GM. And Oh yes, no clutch master....15 day waiting period. I luv my car....I luv my car...I luv my.....I...I....I... "ma_twain" <ma_twainnospamo.com> wrote in message news:433B2D34.2040005nospamo.com... > > > John B wrote: > > > On Wed, 28 Sep 2005 18:06:31 GMT, Nasty Bob wrote: > > > >>1. Diagnose problem (with help from Saab Group). > >>2. Buy Haynes manual or similar - 15 > >>3. Study Saab toolkit in boot. Then buy more tools, ramps, car jacks, > >>sockets, parts etc 50 - 100 > >>4. Consult manual and finally locate bolt "X".... > >>5. Attempt to undo said bolt - but it's all rusty (not like the nice > >>pictures in the manual).. > >>6. Skin oily knuckles. Swear and curse. Try again, until you round-off bolt > >>head. > >> > > > > Ok, that's your problem right there. Soaking the bolt in good penetrating oil > > and/or heating with a torch, followed by use of a 6-point socket, will get the > > bolt out intact 95 % of the time. And spare your knuckles. > > > > It doesn't hurt to have some sort of breaker bar also. > > > > > > John > > > Get a professional socket, one that grabs on the flats. Better yet, get > > an air tool socket. The hammering of the air tool loosens better than > steady pressure. > >

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