Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 07:23:59 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*">
Subject: Re: How do you pronounce Saab?

NeedforSwede2 wrote: > I reckon it is nowhere near going, although there is that niggle always > there. > Just like it is supposed to be a non-interference engine, but you never > know whether in the genuine 140k miles it has done, it hasn't needed a > gasket and the reciept "lost" so the head has been skimmed. WRT to being non-interference, it either is or it isn't and that should be easy to ascertain. It has to do with the piston crown / valve design, not how many times the block or head has been skimmed. I don't think it is possible to shave them so much as to make a non-interference engine become interference. The compression ratio would change too much and it would run like crap. If the shaving has taken place you are supposed to use thicker gaskets to take up the slack and not change the compression (much). -- -Fred W

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