Date: 11 Apr 2007 02:41:19 -0700 From: "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> Subject: Re: 9000 oil cooler hose clamp leaks
On Apr 10, 6:56 pm, "Michael W. Pioso" <mpi...nospamzon.net> wrote: > Hi to all. > > My 1986 9000's oil cooler has hoses that leak between the hose itself > and the connection fitting's sleeve and no hoses left in the SAAB > system. Any one have any ideas? TIA! > > Mike I am not sure you stated your problem clearly. Can you not get a replacement from SAAB? But in any case you are likely to be in more trouble if you start messing with it. Apply plenty of WD-40 to the connection and let it soak for a few days before atempting to loosen any connector on the hose, engine side or the cooler side. Even with the oil penetrant, you will very likely destroy the metal tubing part of the hose assembly when you loosen the nut, in particular the connection on the engine side. The close proximity of the connection to the turbocharger makes it rusted shut.