Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 22:08:56 +0100
From: Greg Farris <>
Subject: Re: Lifetime of Saab

In article <ejqg6n$1kl$>, nonospamo says... > > >> ... their engine was nothing other than a Ford V4, the same as used in the Taurus models, > >Taunus, not Taurus. >A reliable engine if you replace the balance shaft bearings _every_ 100 000 km... 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, because the oil pan had to be removed to remove the front cover. . ; For want of a nail . . .

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