Date: 23 May 2006 03:28:26 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net>
Subject: Re: Replacing an engine in 1999 Saab


On Mon, 22 May 2006 21:11:44 -0400, Jimbo2 <tillycastronospamam.yahoo.com> wrote: > Dave, thankyou for the pictures as to how you raised the car. It looks like > you had it raised about 20" and you felt 2 more layers would give about > 28". So I figure 30" should do it for me, will let you know. Likewise here. I've got everything but the fuel lines disconnected (OK, how the fark do I do those, guys?), and the A/C compressor is still attached to theengine. I want to leave that in the car so I don't have to open that system. Oh, and the temperature sensor on the exhaust pipe. Stuck tighter than, well, something that's very tight. > I checked compression, cyl. #2 had near 0 > psi, remove head & found molten metal splatered all thru the cyl. > including the head and valves, > enough of the piston edge burnt that I could see the first burnt > compression ring. Cylinder wall was scored big time. Ouch. Yeah, that'll have to come out. I haven't pulled the head on mine yet so I have no idea what joys I'm in store for. > On removal of turbo > (before removing head) found the turbo shaft could be moved sideways (as > in worn bearing) & blown seal but still intact. Well, one thing at a time. That might not be a problem, they normally have more radial play than you'd think. If it spins without making scraping noises, it may be just fine. So what's your time frame?

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