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Old 03-28-2019, 04:54 AM   #1
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2000 Viggen headgasket

Hi all I have a 2000 Viggen that has a pretty sizable headgasket oil leak. Was seeing if anyone in the New england area with experience on these would be willing in giving me a hand fixing it. Will be paid for your time. Would be a huge help. I know most of what to do but dont want to undertake this job alone. Been a while since working on any Saabs. Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:33 PM   #2
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As far as head gaskets go, that one is pretty easy. You may even get away with a retorque. Where in N.E.?
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:38 AM   #3
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Regarding head gasket replacement or re-torquing, make sure you use the correct sequence for tightening the head bolts. This can make a difference of leak or no leak. Look for information in your users manual or on line.

Following general or generic practices of starting from upper left to right in a clockwise movement and slowly applying the correct toque in sequential passes to each bolt may be a mistake.

I have the 2.3 L, 16 valve, 4 cylinder steal block aluminum head on my 1993 Saab 9000. Saab recommends starting with the center lower bolt, then center upper bolt and working sequentially outward for each bolt to the recommended level.

A new head gasket may be needed based on miles and number of times the head has been messed with.
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