Heater valve replacement - Saab 900 Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com
NG900 & OG93 |
Vintage Models |
Clubs & SOC |
Other Cars |
Member Photo Galleries |
Member Directory |
*Buddy Registry |
*Mileage Registry |
What's New |
Photo of the Month |
When I was changing some of the vacuum lines on our '88 turbo, seems I pushed just hard enough on one of the heater hoses to crack the plastic at the base of a control valve nipple.
What is the preferred method of getting at the heater valve control rod? Pull the console/lower dash pad or come in at the base of the fascia, per the Townsend tech page?
Also, learned a couple of things doing the SPG spring/KONI install. On the 16X7" wheel I'm running, ET42 is too much backspace with the Continental ECS tire (205/50-16) bringing the tire's sidewall into the front springs and rear shock housings. I'm making some 5 and 7mm hub centric spacers, already checked with some cheap old 5mm spacers I have and those clearances should be right. So, it would seem ET37 is probably the best offset commonly available for a 16X7" wheel. But, true tire dimensions across brands can vary a bit in a given size, so I'd be very afraid to generalize (i.e. these Conti's have pretty rotund sidewalls in this application). Very happy with the set up in general, particularly having more rebound damping in front. Ride is still fantastic, too.
->Posting last edited on Sat, 16 May 2020 16:21:53.
Posts in this Thread:
Post a Followup
No Site Registration is Required to Post - Site Membership is optional (Member Features List), but helps to keep the site online
for all Saabers. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member.
This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right.
Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY.
Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages.
This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see
problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes
type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the
Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are
not anonymous. Site Contact | Site Donations | Other Sites by SP -
Your address is: 184.108.40.206 - Using CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) - Logged.
Site Members do not see red text instructions, bottom of the page anchor ads, or box ads.
Click here to see all
the Site Membership Benefits!