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  1. Head Removal 1999 Saab 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I will bring the head to the machine shop for checking. Opinion??? If I do the head gasket on my 1999 Saab 9-3 SE convertible, MT B204L, What else should I do with the engine open? Should I do the valve guides and Valve seals no matter what? Should I replace the Timing chain and tensioner and...
  2. 2001 Base head gasket replacement

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I will be acquiring a base 9-3 with a bad head gasket this weekend and am doing some research on repairing it. Right off the bat, here are some of the questions I have... Is this considered the B204 engine and is it T5 or T7? Which head gasket kit should I get? Looks like rock auto has Fel-Pro...
  3. Head gasket replacement - instructions

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    does any have instructions or can they point me to where I can get them to remove and replace a head. 2006 v6 Brian
  4. Need some handy advice

    9-5 Workshop
    Recently ive inherited my mothers Saab 9-5 1999. This car has not only stretched its her Turbo through and across the freeways, but also has been steep in the pocket. We recently received the news that the Saab had once again had a injury too expensive to handle. YES! we did pay for pretty much...
  5. Head gasket: how to?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a small seep of oil coming from the passenger side corner closest to the fire wall (right above the pulleys). I hardly loose any oil, but since i will be home from school for a while, i was looking to get the job done. Does anyone have a guide on how to replace the head gasket on a 2.3l...
  6. Head gasket replacement

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys, I've got a 2000 9-5 2.3t that needs a new head gasket. I've got another car I can drive during downtime so i'm not in a rush. I have searched the forums but can't seem to find a clear walk through with photos. Couple of questions Do it with the engine in or out? Walk through? Good...
  7. Blown head gasket... need WIS etc.

    9-5 Workshop
    2001 9-5 3.0 V6 Turbo with Automatic. Apparently the hose from the overflow tank to the gooseneck behind the throttle body split and the gf kept driving long after the needle hit hot. I can get the car to start... it takes a little cranking when its cold but starts right up once she's warmed...
  8. 1998 Saab 9-5 not starting after Head Gasket

    9-5 Workshop
    After Changing the Head Gasket on 2.3L Turbo 9-5 due to coolant being in two of the cylinders the engine will not start. The head was professionally machined and checked with new valve stem seals etc and a full VRS set used, I have spark through the new Ignition Cassette and plugs, fuel...
  9. 2.5L Head Gasket Replacement

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just bought a 1994 900SE with the 2.5L V6 and it needs a head gasket. I was wondering if anyone has done this before & i could learn any tricks before had rather than triping over them as i go. I read that in order to replace the timing belt, i need a special locking/holding fixture but is...
  10. replacing a head gasket

    9-5 Workshop
    How hard is it to replace a head gasket? I have a Haynes and it doesn't look all that tough, but am I fooling myself? Looks like one simply takes the head off, remove old gasket, put in new, and replace the head. Seems too easy. If anyone has experience I'd like to hear.