Date: 19 Sep 2006 18:05:12 -0700
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 99 engine ticking

thanks, everyone, for all the ideas. After my #3 cylinder stopped firing (and the noise stopped) I opened the valve cover to find that the camshaft bearing housing has exploded upwards right around the #3 tappets. The intake tappet was in little pieces. I had to drive it 13 miles home like that! That little engine is indestructable. So, now I'm in the market for either 1) the camshaft bearing housing or 2) a whole new head. Can anyone advise on where to find the first? Or, does anyone know what other saab years / models have interchangable heads with this one ('77 99 non-turbo)? I'm out in the middle of Nevada with minimal options right now... thanks! Elijah

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