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Saab 9-3 Head Gasket Failure

 
Saab 9-3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 134,088 mi (75,200 mi - 191,654 mi)

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The head gasket can fail causing the coolant and oil to mix in the engine, and external oil leaks around the cylinder head and block. 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.

  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 139,500 mi

    Noticed oil leak on garage floor. Fill coolant light also was coming on often. My oil change guy said there was water mixing with oil.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 191,654 mi

    Blown headgasket change headgaket

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  • katelynn72, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 75,200 mi
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    Currently investigating to find out if head gasket is the issue or a cracked head.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 130,000 mi

    oil mixing in with collant. Collant resivor not holding pressure and leaking out. Have not fixed yet, assuming new head gasket or junk.

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