1998 Saab 9000 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Saab 9000
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1998 Saab 9000 ProblemsOil Leaks from the Valve Cover Gasket
Oil can leak from the oil pump cover seal. Oil will be visible at the bottom and left side of the engine, behind the crankshaft pulley. The seal will need to be replaced.
The head gasket can fail causing the coolant and oil to mix in the engine, and external leaks. Symptoms can include overheating, white smoke from the tailpipe at start-up or acceleration, and the visible presence of oil in the coolant expansion tank.