you need nothing then, except mabe a litre of oil and a gallon of water just in case. these cars don't break down(rarely) over the 16yrs+ I have owned saab 900's the only prob I have had which made me stop was a rad leak(stone? hit) on an 8v,(my 1st 900) put some rad weld in got me back home no leak 100+mile. proper spare tyre(if available) headlight bulb, bottle of drinking water a packet of biscuits and that will do. why worry about something that probably will not happen, you see more new cars on the back of tow trucks than you ever see old ones:lol:Florida to Canada, 2,400 miles...what should I have done/checked prior to leaving other than oil change? 134k.
Have new master & slave, hoses, water pump, brakes, tires, exhaust, all under 500 miles.
Interesting...is that because the engine and everything else is pretty much operating at a very small rpm range? Most of our c900's, be they manual or automatics, at highway speeds, aren't turning that many rpms, so they're not putting that much stress on the drivetrain, cooling system, etc?I, and all manufacturers agree.
In many owner's manuals they give differing maintenance schedules for light, normal, and heavy-duty operating conditions. The lightest duty, requiring the least maintenance is highway driving.
Silly as it may sound, air trapped in the torque converter?In keeping with the spirit of this thread, I'm making plans on driving my '91 from VA to CA in August. One issue that concerns me is a noise I've noticed. At idle, in drive, there's a noise that sounds like the front end is full of marbles. If I shift the car into neutral (it's an automatic), the noise goes away. The car has 143K, and the previous owner had the transmission serviced and adjusted about a year ago. I'd have to look at the receipt to get a better idea of exactly what was done, but it doesn't look like the car's been abused at all. It only seems to do it when the car is stopped and is in drive, and sound goes away as soon as you start to accelerate or put it in neutral.
Any ideas? I'm probably going to change the plugs, wires, and dist cap/rotor this weekend, as part of my preventive plan to help me make it across the country.