Date: 30 Dec 2006 06:17:46 -0800
From: "Nasty Bob" <speedypancakenospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Million Mile Saab 900 SPG


> Not a problem to me - I quite happily gurgle away on UK SAABs, 900 Aero, > SAAB Central and a number of other national/own language forums :) Oops, thought I'd deleted that post.. was supposed to say Saabscene.. anyone know what's up with them by the way? They've been off the air since the week before Christmas. > > Hey, talking of the 'Million Mile SAAB' (er-hum) ... I read that the gearbox > was re-built after 200,000 miles, but was then good for the remainder of the > million miles. What do we do in the first 200,000 (or 100,000 if you're me!) > that we do not do thereafter? > > For me, it was "upping" the boost to Type M specifications and dragging > Evos, Scoobies and bikes off the line ... Bad idea :o > > Or, are we saying that the gearbox is inherently poor and that a good > re-build will last for the remainder of the car's life? > > Inquiring minds need to know ... I had to replace the box on my '96 9000 Aero at 160K, 5 months after I got it. I put it down to over-enthusiastic driving... Maybe once you've gone through the trauma & expense of a "new" box, you treat it a bit more gently? I know I do.. (most of the time :) Happy Hogmanay by the way :)

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