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General Information

Year
1999
Make
Saab
Model
9-3 convertable
Color
blue
History
Engine failure at 95k miles when a bolt came out inside the engine. We dropped the engine (out the bottom) and fixed it.
1999 Saab 9-3 convertable (blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
A bolt came out of the balance shaft, the balance shaft sled back into the engine opening the oil journals, causing lose of oil pressure and oil light to come on. We could have got the engine running at little cost by just disconnecting the balance shafts and cleaning the engine out but opted to spend $1600 on parts (changed the clutch while we were at it) to put it back together.
Replaced damaged balance shaft, sprockets, chain, timing chain, oil pump, and other parts.

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