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Hey guys, I am 15, but some of you already know that, and this is where I come to learn more about Saabs. I need to know the parts of the Saab c900 16-valve engine N/A version. I mean I know basic stuff, but I want to know how I go about changing the spark plugs, I heard a good performance upgrade for a N/A c900 is to put a K&N air filter in, and I need to know where to install that. Things that I can clean up around an engine, basically label this engine, other than with basic parts, because I know basic stuff. For example don't tell me where the oil fill tube it, I know where it is, I'm not stupid, I just want to learn some more about these engines. This is a picture I'm kinda going by.

Thanks for your help!!

 

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thats the engine
That is a turbo engine. Yours won't have the turbo. ;-)

Now that we got through the kidding, a great book to invest in is the Bentley Saab Manual.

http://www.amazon.com/Saab-900-Valv...=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1286682526&sr=1-4

This is THE Saab Bible, afaic. Lots of great information and a great source for learning about these cars. Everything you'd ever wanted to know about sparkplugs, airfilters, oil filters, etc., can be found there for the basics.

Also, just hang here to learn more, and if you can, find another Saab enthusiast in your area to learn from.

BTW, the plugs are under the cover between the "SAAB" and "16 VALVE" lettering cast into the valve cover you see in that shot.
 

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I do own a Bentley manual, but I haven't looked much up in it yet. Haha not a smart move huh? I guess I should probably do that. So can I just upbolt that cover to get to the spark plugs? Yes that engine is very clean!! Joking is good, and thanks for bearing with me!!
 

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My input would be limited since I am just starting to get comfy with them myself but the Bently is your bestfriend for doing anything with these cars.
And yes unbolt the cover and the plugs are there.
 

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My recommendation: open your engine bay and start taking things on/off, apart, etc. Your justification for this can be "cleaning the engine bay". It'll be the best way you'll be able to familiarize yourself with the parts and the entire engine/braking/mechanical system.
 

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How about tools? Don't be the guy using adjustable wrenches on stuff. Do you have a decent set of tools?

The plugs are easy, 2 screws that hold the cap down on the center of the engine. Then a plug socket and righty tighty lefty loosey.

And yes, read the bentley. I have the 9 volume set of factory manuals it was based off of, and from time to time I pick a part of the car and read up on it.
 

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How about tools? Don't be the guy using adjustable wrenches on stuff. Do you have a decent set of tools?

The plugs are easy, 2 screws that hold the cap down on the center of the engine. Then a plug socket and righty tighty lefty loosey.

And yes, read the bentley. I have the 9 volume set of factory manuals it was based off of, and from time to time I pick a part of the car and read up on it.
I will never use adjustable wrenches on bolts, I hate it when people think they can fix stuff with things like that. I have a full set of Standard American and Metric sockets, with 1/2 drive, 3/8 drive, and 1/4 inch drive. From very small the fairly big, not huge huge sockets but you know. I have a torcs set, a phillips set, and flat head set, deep sockets, wrenches, vice grips, compression tester, and multimeter. So I think I'm pretty much set. I don't have a drill, I think I'll get one soon.
 
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