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  1. turbo smoke from valve cover?

    9000 Workshop
    i have a 94 9000 cse and it has a valve cover leak. when i make boost upon acceleration it smokes from the exhaust. this happens when i start the car too. could the oil be leaking into the exhaust manifold and be causing this smoke? i don't really wanna spend $500 on a new turbo. thanks.
  2. Wanted: 1976 SAAB 99 Valve Cover / 2 Steel Rims

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Dear SAAB Brethren: I have a lovely 1976 SAAB 99 GL 4-Door in "Topaz", and I would like to have a spare Valve Cover. I am also looking for two of the standard plain steel rims of the day. Can anyone help? Note that valve covers for cars earlier than 1976 won't fit my car. I am in Newtown...
  3. Disaster of a morning with the valve cover gasket...

    C900 Workshop
    Well wasted the morning and still do not have the new valve cover gasket installed. Easy removal as I had done this once before, applied locktite 518 to the head and the inside seat of a new valve cover I had ordered (the old one was trashed) and the gasket just would not stick even after...
  4. Valve Cover Compatibility

    C900 Workshop
    Hi everyone, know there is some difference between earlier valve covers and newer ones on the C900s - its minor but its there. What are the compatibility/year range on C900 valve covers for the early vs late models? thanks.
  5. will a valve cover from a 1998 saab 9-5 work for a 2001 saab 9-5?

    9-5 Workshop
    My 2001 saab 9-5 has had a really bad oil leak for the past two months. I have tried to diagnose the problem myself but could not figure it out i took it to my local mechanic and they said that i had a giant chunk of my valve cover gasket missing i then had that replaced. After a couple weeks i...
  6. Engine in Spark Plug Wells

    9-5 Workshop
    I apologize for the back story since I like to give you guys a detailed perspective! :D Hello everyone! Currently owning a 2000 Saab 9-5 V6 with 137k miles. I purchased it a couple weeks ago and I've been seeing my exhaust has been smoking a lot recently. Knowing the cold season is pulling in...
  7. 2004 9-3 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, I am currently attempting to replace the valve cover gasket on my 2004 9-3 linear. I have been researching for over an hour trying to find instructions/photos/videos, but the only sources I can find are for older models. Has anyone done this before who can give me a run-down or seen a...
  8. For Sale: Valve Cover Gasket (8822041) for 9-3, 9-5, 900...

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Cordell Location: Thompson, CT Means of contact: Cell: 860-790-9492 (Prefer text), Email: [email protected] or PM here. Price: Asking $15.50 OBO (Shipped within CONUS) Description: Valve Cover Gasket (8822041) for early Saab 9-3's, 9-5's & 900's I believe... it's brand new...
  9. Cylinder head crack 2004 2.0t

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello. I'm just wondering what you guys think. Do any of you have experience with cracks in this head? It is a 2004 Linear 2.0t US market with 141k miles and to my knowledge has never overheated. It doesn't appear to have any issues, runs great. I noticed burning oil smell and it turned out I...
  10. Not Sure what part used to be here coming off the head PLEASE HELP

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi Everyone, I am new to Saabs and this community as well. I am however, fairly mechanically inclined and would much prefer to do something myself than bring it to a shop. That being said, soon after buying the car for a good price I noticed this open port under the valve cover on the drivers...
  11. Valve Cover, Sump Drop & Clean

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Has anyone seen a good walk-though/guide for: Valve Cover Clean Sump Drop & Clean Sorry if this is posted somewhere obvious, and i missed it.
  12. Removing valve cover plug bolts

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, I have been following all the different threads in this site with a lot of interest!! ;ol; I have learned a lot from all of you, now I need a little bit of help. I have been dealing with a leaking valve cover gasket, which I have removed the valve cover and I have cleaned up. I also...
  13. 9-5 Light engine smoking and pcv

    9-5 Workshop
    Just bought a 1999 9-5 with 177k. The previous owners said that the pcv system leaks and needs to be replaced. The pcv system on the car is not the updated one, so I went ahead and ordered the #6 kit, (yet to receive in mail). I was showing off the car so I was running it on the hard side...
  14. 2000 9-5 se v6 valve cover oil leak?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello...I've been reading a lot of posts regarding oil leaks from around the valve covers. I've replaced the gaskets to no avail. Oil leaks most prominent when coming to a stop...and leaks down on the exhaust manifold smoking badly from under the hood. My question: Is this open hole just below...
  15. For Sale: Custom Powder Coated "Saab Power" Valve Covers

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    We provide a custom powder coating service on Saab valve covers. These one of a kind "Saab Power" valve covers can’t be found anywhere else. The Saab models compatible with the 16-valve style cover include: 900, 9000, 9-3, and 9-5, turbo and non-turbo. Other Saab valve covers may be available...
  16. Tensioner Assembly b204 and b205????

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    The Tensioner assembly broke on the last belt change and Ive been looking for a replacement. Anyone know it a b205 tensioner assembly will fit on a 204?? I have looked at pics online and from what I can tell they look the same, I have used google and the forums search and still cant find...
  17. For Sale: Viggen Valve Cover

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Black Viggen Valve Cover in good condition. $300. Call (937) 542-1674 if interested.
  18. Valve cover breather mod

    C900 Workshop
    Does anyone have any pictures of mods or ideas they have done to their breather hose that connects to the intake hose. Mine is on its last legs and I want to try to see what have others done to it. I've heard about connecting a canister to it and plugging the other side. Or, just let it dangle...
  19. High Temp Airbrush Paint?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey my friend and i were going over some of the designs he could do with his air brush and we have decited to tackle the Valve cover, i know we would need a high temp paint but i couldn't find anything, i was wondering could you just take a rattle can spray it in a container and just use that...
  20. For Sale: Custom "Saab Power" Valve Cover

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    We provide a custom powder coating service on Saab valve covers. These one of a kind "Saab Power" valve covers can not be found anywhere else. Please see listing above for Saab models and engines that are compatible. Other Saab valve covers may be available, please contact for further...