1999 Saab 9-5 Q&A
1999 Saab 9-5 Question: engine oil leak
there are many places for oil to emerge from an engine. I'd suspect the oil filter's loose, which could be disaster if the gasket fails or the filter comes loose and all your oil comes out at high speed, on your rear tires and everything else under the car, including the extremely hot catalytic converter. Get it checked out ASAP, it's a safety issue and a risk to your engine If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=49442&car_brand_names=Saab - Superbob
Oil leaks from the timing cover, valve cover, and/or rear main seal may be due to excessive crankcase pressure. An updated PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) kit was released to fix this concern.
So I was driving my Saab about a week back and had to accelerate a little quickly to merge onto a highway. The car did fine up until it reached 5k rpms. At this point it froze at 5k for a little ...
The head gasket may leak oil externally. The oil will be visible around the cylinder head and block area.
I have a pin hole leak in the head gasket. When the car is cold it will send vapor out the front toward the radiator, but when the engine is fully heated, it only bubbles a little bit. Has anyone t...
when starting my car there is a rattling type noise in the lower front end...i believe it to be the location of the turbo. and i get blue smoke out the exhaust during noise...noise and smoke stop ...