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Old 11th January 2004
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Default Heavy gas smell in oil.

This is my first saab and im told it runs, but i havent cranked it yet. It was sitting for a few mounths at a shop around here. There is a very heavy gas smell in the oil, is there a sensor that could be causing this? Its a 83 900 turbo. I dont know much about import cars, all ive worked on is chevys and fords but i dont see how this can be that much different.
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Old 11th January 2004
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Hi,Welcome to saabcentral,The gas smell is from fuel getting into the crank case one way or another ,get it out of there and start her up. I would start with a oil change and filter.Try to find a Bentley 8 valve manual. They are hard to find but offer the most complete easy to understand help..(Buy a $15.oo Haynes at a local parts store for now.) As far as being different than a Ford or Chevy,they are, But they are a enjoyable challence.The fuel system is tricky.My daily car of choice is a 84 turbo 900.Nice comfortable old car! Pat
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could be ur cars running to rich. if its a 83' model it should be a K-jet. try ajusting the fuel ratio.
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