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Old 1st September 2009
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I am reading in the SAAB WIS about removing my head, and it mentions that I need Wedge 83 95 238. I can see the spot between the frame and the engine where I want to drive it in to hold up the engine, and I was thinking I could probably make this wedge from a peice of wood. Does anyone have the dimensions on this piece?
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I am reading in the SAAB WIS about removing my head, and it mentions that I need Wedge 83 95 238. I can see the spot between the frame and the engine where I want to drive it in to hold up the engine, and I was thinking I could probably make this wedge from a peice of wood. Does anyone have the dimensions on this piece?
Did you figure out the dimensions for the wedges? I need to make a set as I'm changing the serpentine belt. These are called for to support the engine while the engine mount/bracket is removed.

I did see another suggestion that a floor jack could be used to support then engine instead of the wedges. Would be interested to hear if anyone has tried that method.
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Did you figure out the dimensions for the wedges? I need to make a set as I'm changing the serpentine belt. These are called for to support the engine while the engine mount/bracket is removed.

I did see another suggestion that a floor jack could be used to support then engine instead of the wedges. Would be interested to hear if anyone has tried that method.
I have no idea but isn't this the sort of thing that Saab independent dealers, and DIYers just bodge with whatever happens to be at hand?
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It's just a little chunk of wood about 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick.
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I did see another suggestion that a floor jack could be used to support then engine instead of the wedges. Would be interested to hear if anyone has tried that method.

I just did my belt this weekend, along with the tensioner pulley. I used a block of wood on top of a floor jack (need something to distribute the weight across the oil pan, otherwise, the jack will make a hole - not good). Not too bad of a job once I knew what I was doing!
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