Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 19:04:39 GMT
From: John B <>
Subject: Re: My DIY Saab maintenance experience...

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

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