Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 17:08:00 +0200
From: Greg Farris <>
Subject: Re: Saab 99 engine ticking

In article <>, says... You have to at least remove the top cover and have a look. Turn the engine over slowly and inspect the full length of the timing chain - I've seen them break on those models, and they start making "loose change" noises before they do. The adjustment mechanism on the same chain can also make noises. >I left my sweet little '77 99 for about 10 months overwintering in the >high desert. When I got back to it, the engine was siezed solid and it >took a lot of PB Blaster, time, ATF, and more time to free up the >pistons. Once broken free, she fired right up and has run well ever >since except - > What's "ATF" ? "All transferrable Funds?" That was a characteristic of these otherwise very addictive models as well. GF

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