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Posted by John Fitzgerald [Email] (#1110) [Profile/Gallery] (more from John Fitzgerald) on Mon, 3 May 2021 10:14:58 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Parts Paranoia :-), Name Left Blank, Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:06:45
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I recently re-torqued the head bolts on my 97 CSE. I, too, wondered if it was worth it, or if I’d break a bolt.

I bought two spare bolts from eEuro, and a valve cover gasket, plus the small end-of-camshaft round seal at the front right, which was seeping oil. The main goals were: to check the overall tightness and to try to reduce the small, intermittent coolant leak from the front right corner.

The bolts were fairly loose. I did a sequence of 44#, 66#, and 88# with a calibrated torque wrench. Several of the bolts turned quite a bit at 44#, the rest turned a little at 66#, and I tried to get close to 88# but lost my nerve, settling for just over a quarter turn. Sealed everything up (the cam/distributor seal was totally hardened and rubber crumbled as I pushed it out). The coolant leak is totally stopped, which was one of my main goals. This car has 144k on it and it’s the original head gasket. I’m happy to put that job off indefinitely.

Regarding the parts crisis: yes, I’ve noticed the same things all of you mentioned. I’ve been buying brake calipers from the UK

and stainless exhaust from the UK as well.

jetex. co. uk/performance-exhausts/products/

In the past couple of years, I’ve bought complete stainless exhaust systems, cat back, for both the 9000 and the 9-5.

I hope that some supply chain problems will get a little better after COVID is done, but recognize the validity of the comments about the 23+ year old 9000’s.

->Posting last edited on Mon, 3 May 2021 11:01:33.

_______________________________________ John Burlington, Wisc '73 96 RHD sold after four years in Middle Barton, Oxfordshire, UK '80 99 bought new, sold after 20 years/192,000mi '86 9kT picked up at Trollhatten, sold after 12 years/approx 121,000 mi '87 9kT sold after 9 years/approx 174,000 mi '94 CSE given to my son after 8 years @ 245k; he sold it at 254k mi '95 Aero 146,xxx mi sold '98 CSE 248,xxx mi gave it away '97 Aero 317,xxx mi my daughter’s school car … gave away [we put 300k mi on it] still driving: '97 CSE 144xxx mi 'project car' for myself and my daughters to drive '08 9-5 166xxx mi my wife's daily driver and a couple of 'non-Saabs': '01 Suburban 192,xxx mi '03 BMW 330 Cic 81,xxx mi '14 Mercedes E350 88,xxx mi


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