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Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 16:41:36 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 81 900T woes


in article ea598e782e6c9947079a70a8f77c659anospamlhost.talkaboutautos.com, hippo at johnhnospamthis.shoal.net.au wrote on 02/07/2007 13:48: > The trusty old 81 900T auto sedan failed to proceed for the first time in > over three years. Started on 3 cylinders, ran for 300M and cut out > completely half way round a roundabout. Coasted off. Turned over but no > interest in firing, except occasionally on one cylinder. Plenty fuel & > pump running. Gave up just before flattening battery & towed to local > w/shop. One cracked fuel line and drowned plugs (funny that). Valves & > timing chain seem ok, but compression *not* - 80, 65, *25*, 80. Now > running basically ok again. Car uses *no* oil or coolant between changes. > Ideas? Busted rings? Worth a pulldown or likely cheaper to just swap in a > known good powertrain? Any advice welcome. Cheers I'd be inclined to pull the head off and see what that reveals. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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