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  1. Supporting engine during piston job?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello! I am preparing myself emotionally to replace my 2001 9-5's #1 Piston's rings--it has poor compression and improves significantly on a wet test. My head is already off, and I was wondering what the best way to support the engine is once the transmission mount comes off to drop the sump...
  2. Zero Compression in Cylinder #3 (Engine Swap?)

    C900 Workshop
    Hello Guys, You have been so helpful so far so I thought I would ask again. I purchased a 1992 Saab 900S Convertible (120K miles) about six months ago, everything was fine except for intermittent power loss which I fixed thanks to everyone's advice. Now my car is shaking like crazy, with...
  3. Overhaul engine or PCV kit??

    9-5 Workshop
    hi, i'm matt. shade tree mechanic / diy'r if i have the tools.. car smokes and smells like a diesel or cat converter burning. sometimes idles rough but mostly smokes when idling or accelerating after coasting a ways. it has leaked a little oil but is burning about 1qt per 400 miles. i...