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Old 08-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Things You DON'T Want to Find When Opening a B205

So, I bought this engine last year when I was rebuilding my sister in law's engine... This B205 only has around 90k miles on it...

Threw it on the stand


Pulled the pan... Woah metal...



Well, hello sludge! And more metal...



And a big ball of metal...



Now I haven't pulled main caps... rod end caps, hell even the head yet... (which is actually a T5 head that was just put on to "save the bore")...
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:17 AM   #2
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This one shows that changing your oil IS important... Unfortunately this wasn't a picture at the Saab dealership back in '00 saying "change your oil, idiot, or this will happen".
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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I have a beater 205 car like this, minus the metal. Scrubbed it out top and bottom (engine in car), polished the relief valve, and buttoned back up.

30K later, I seriously cannot believe it is still humming along. People treat cars like crap, but these engines sure can take a lot of abuse!

What are your plans with this one?
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Depends what happens when I remove the main caps, if a bearing is spun the block is junk so then it becomes a table or scrap metal.. If the block is good I'll probably strip it down and try to find a car with a bad engine, or sell it as a good block for rebuilding if someone needs one.

Who knows... Maybe I'l buy something non Saab powered and swap it in... I need a project, winter is boring without one... lol
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More things you don't want to find... Well I think the fact that it's actually a B204, not a B205 doesn't help... LOL I just took the word of the guy I bought it from and let it sit in the corner of the garage for the last year... Anyways, back to the carnage...

When they said the bearing "fell out"... Wow





I'm pretty sure the crank is trashed (although before pitching it in the metal pile I'll let my machine shop have a peek at it)
And at least 1 of the 4 rods is trashed, and a second one is questionable...
Thus far the block looks good, but I didn't have time to remove the main caps...
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