Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 12:18:17 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Tomnospamtech" <>
Subject: Re: Another Saab900 2.5 V6 question>

"ma_twain" <> wrote in message > The issue is even more disturbing. The uneven engine speed could be due > to two things. The head gasket oil leak which has the spark plugs > immersed in oil and the possibility the timing belt has jumped. Plus, > they also found a cracked exhaust pipe. This car has a newly repaired AC > unit, new radiator hoses and new CV joint boots. I am not going to spend > any more money on this car. The current problems could be repaired, but > what else will fail soon? It is time for me to think about a more reliable > car - definitely not another GM Saab. > > Anyone want to pick up a V6 Saab 900 for a good price? It needs work, but > if you do it yourself, you just might have a good winter beater at a > reasonable price. > > ma_twain wrote: > >> My Saab900 2.5 V6 with the automatic transmission started "bucking" and >> the engine speed jumped up and down while trying to maintain a steady >> speed up a hill. That was in "D" with the rpms 2000 or under. If I >> "manually" shifted to 3 or 2 to keep the rpms above 2000, it was smooth. >> >> Obvious I would like to think it is the distributor and not the >> transmission . . . If it is the transmission, the car is not being fixed. >> >> Fortunately I also have a classic Saab 900 to drive :-) It's red box >> turbo time!!! >> > The leak that fills the spark plug recesses with oil is caused by the cam cover seals, they are a circular rubber seal like an o ring and are a lot easier to do than the head gaskets. HTH, Tom, Saabtech.

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