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  1. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, hopefully you all had a good holiday. Just a quick question, which way does the rear main oil seal install in the cover? I looked around online and really couldn't find anything. Looking at the plate from the starter side, which way should the "open" side of the seal face. If...
  2. 9-5 Workshop
    Hey Guy, Honestly I'm super excited to finally own a saab, i've been looking high and low for a wagon in good interior condition and was maintained well. Anyhow, i'm about to embark on a head gasket repair, there is coolant mixing in the engine and the freeze plug blew off due to an overheat...
  3. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, just went to a Saab technician for diagnosis on my sick saab. It's a 1999 9-3 se and is having engine issues. I was quoted around $3000 to do rings and valves (super low compression in middle two cylinders - dry: 100,75,80,100 (psi) wet: 120,85,90,120). The repair cost is more than...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    2001 Saab 9-5 2.3L wagon, 201,000 miles. The machine shop says the head is warped 0.020", and that more than 0.10" is not recommended for resurfacing. Being that replacement engines are $1,000+, and may be also ready to fail, I am considering repairing what I have. Does anyone have a source...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero. This is my 4th saab and I really enjoy driving it. Last night the engine took its last breath and will cost too much to revive. Does anyone know if I can put a 2008 B235R engine in my 2001 9-5 Aero? Are there any components that are not compatible? Thanks...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Okay folks, I need some advice from those who love their Saabs. My engine needs replacing and I just can't decide what to do. '99 9-3se CV The sob story: I left town for a month and let a friend drive my car while I was gone. There had been a slight oil leak since I got it two years ago but...
  7. Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    The engine in my 05 WRX Saab 9-2x Aero just bought it. Only 83K miles, not abused, and oil changed frequently and religiously. Very disappointing but things happen. Pulled it partly apart (heads/oil pan) and apparently spun the number 4 rod bearing. Pretty bad so it'll also need a new short...
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