Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 22:28:00 GMT
From: "Dexter J" <>
Subject: Re: Another Saab900 2.5 V6 question>

Salutations: On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:16:10 -0300, ma_twain <> wrote: > > 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!!! >> Granted - the V6 SAAB is a questionable mill. However - I have to think that brasing the manifold and doing the timing belt when the heads are off (do both gaskets when you are in there) - has got to be cheaper than any replacement that is not itself another beater. This assumes that the tranny and the body aren't also wallyfux of course. -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day En Vogue Salt n Pepa - What a Mighty Good Man all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time

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