Date: 20 Nov 2006 13:13:43 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Lifetime of Saab

On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 22:08:56 +0100, Greg Farris <> wrote: > Thank you - I stand corrected. > And I agree it was a reliable engine - even a very good one, considering the > inherent difficulties in balancing a V4 design. Another weak point of this > engine was the balance shaft drive gear. A "trivial" problem, except that whern > it broke, the entire engine/transmission block had to be removed to replace it, Nope... > because the oil pan had to be removed to remove the front cover. . ; > For want of a nail . . . Or a better procedure...

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