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Do a search for the Saab Workshop Information System (WIS) and Saab Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC). They are floating around occassionally... Ron
I hope that one of these fine days, I can find a "dry" one:cheesy::lol:.
Haynes, a second rate publisher, now has a manual which indirectly covers the V6, and the Diesel. The WIS is far better. This site is the best, for most stuff.
 

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Thankyou. I was unlucky enough to have the TB glue deteriorate on the timing belt cover and the striping fell in. I am hoping the belt just skipped time because the car was idling in the driveway at the time. Only had it for 2 months :(
 

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I have read about this happening .
But, what to do??
One has to be ever so careful with adhesives. This includes the engineers, who may place too much dependence on one thing.
 

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Thankyou. I was unlucky enough to have the TB glue deteriorate on the timing belt cover and the striping fell in. I am hoping the belt just skipped time because the car was idling in the driveway at the time. Only had it for 2 months :(
Nicole had something like this happen to her V6 sometime ago... Ron
Exactly... In my case it happened when I started the car, so it never revved above idle. But it ran very, very rough.

I had it towed to a Saab specialist, who found that the belt had jumped by two teeth.

That tells you at least that if the belt jumps two teeth, the engine still runs (albeit rough), and there is no valve damage.

But there was another time when things didn't turn out that way... and THAT was an expensive experience. Not for me, but for the dealer who misdiagnosed it as a loud water pump. Because they and Saab had to pay for the new heads ($7k). Had they only listened to me...
 
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