Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 16:20:18 -0400
From: "gw" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000 v6

"mikenem" <> wrote in message > Can you help, My timing belt seems to have slipped a tooth, whilst driving > there was smoke and clutch burning smell comming from cam belt cover, > engine now runs rough, is there a nylon bush that wears causing this prob? > and how do i go about replacing it, i presume the drive belt will also > need > changing. Are the timing marks easy to find?, thanks, > Mikenem > You could be in for a world of hurt. The V6 is an interference engine - if the cam timing is lost, the valves can hit the pistons. IF (big if) you only jumped one tooth, the heads may be alright. Best case, you need a belt, tensioner kit, and about $300 US worth of special tools to set the cam timing. Worst case - bent/broken valves and damaged pistons. I would leave this job to the pro's.

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