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  1. Part Quality by Manufacturer

    C900 Workshop
    In shopping for valves for a head rebuild, I find, for example, that EEuroParts offers three variants: SAAB Intake Valve - Genuine SAAB 30546916, made in UK, $18.24 ea SAAB Intake Valve - TRW 10535500, made in Deutschland, $08.49 ea SAAB Intake Valve - Intervalves 9165580, made in Thailand...
  2. Part numbers?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Folks, my beloved 9-3 Arc (2004, approx 100K mile/160K km) had a self destruction a few weeks ago. The timing chain, which had become noisy, decided to jump a tooth, hence the valve train has been damaged. I have purchased eight new intake valves, to replace the bent ones, but I need the...
  3. fix, replace engine or buy another car?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2007 9-3 2.0T, 4 cyl. sedan, Y VIN with about 82,000 miles on it. While at the mechanic, they started the car and timing chain jumped which caused the engine to die. They said that they heard a big clunk and couldn't restart it. They looked at the timing chain and saw a broken tensioner...
  4. Valve Noise (video)

    C900 Workshop
    2.1 liter n/a 16 valve 1992 900. 238k. Is this valve noise? And does this idle sound normal? (the video was shot when the engine was at operating temp, not taken when cold) Thanks!
  5. Aftermarket exhaust valve manufacturer/supplier?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Anyone have ideas on alternatives to OEM/genuine Saab exhaust valves? Other manufacturers? Other engine types I could pilfer? At $110 per valve, rebuilding an engine starts to become prohibitively expensive!
  6. Should I buy this 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon ?

    9-5 Workshop
    I'd like to hear some thoughts on whether to buy this 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon. After writing the points below, I'm definitely going to have it inspected at Saab for $130. points: - It has 130k - limited / no real service history - Possible starting problem ( -...
  7. Lifters gone Bad, and the replacement process

    9000 Workshop
    I recently repaired a lack of oil pressure problem that was caused by a clogged pickup screen, after taking of the oil pan and cleaning the components the car was running great, though a couple days ago the lifters, or hopefully one lifter began to start ticking as loud as it was before, then it...
  8. 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: I'm trying to isolate the...
  9. Top end noise :(

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi. i have a 1997 900s. a few months ago i started hearing a top end ticking noise. so i replaced the lifters... still there, so i cleaned the oil ports in the head and checked the oil pump. they were fine and noise is still there. i dropped the oil pan and cleaned the sump filter. noise is...