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  1. 2000 9-5 Aero - #1 Piston rings gone?

    9-5 Workshop
    Just found out from our mechanic that they think the piston rings are shot on our 2000 9-5 Aero. No compression in the cylinder and the compression stroke is almost blowing the oil filler cap off. They are quoting $1680 in labour for an engine swap, plus the cost of a used engine. They say...
  2. Need help with turbo/rings/TB/valves diagnosis

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've started a new post to summarize the current situation with my son's 2000 9-3 convertible. For the original thread (i.e., more details if desired) see the following: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166332&highlight=light+blue+smoke+exhaust I'm trying to isolate the...
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