Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 20:49:32 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <>
Subject: Re: Saab 99 engine ticking

Greg Farris <> writes: >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. He he - Automatic transmission fluid. 8-) Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au | and other URL's Email: | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.

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