Date: 24 Aug 2006 09:43:57 -0700
Subject: Re: 1995 9000CSE Starting Problem

No "check engine" ever. I guess I'll be taking it to Saab mechanic, which doesn't thrill me because it means finding someone new. > I was thinking of that it could be the headgasket, but this is only one > possibility. Do you get any "check engine" at times? I happened to me, > about 6 years ago and had a new headgasket, no shimming was necessary > and no problem since. The symptom was occasional loss of power, similar > to excessive turbo lag, so I thought it perhaps was the nature of the > engine, but an LPT has virtually no turbo lag. > > There was a headgasket "issue" due to inferior materials, but I don't > know if it affects your model.

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