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Saab 9-3 Head Gasket Leakage

Saab 9-3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 125,000 mi (61,000 mi - 180,000 mi)


The head gasket may leak oil externally. The oil will be visible around the cylinder head and block area.

  • VAinWI, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 122,000 mi

    not fixed yet.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 180,000 mi

    oil leak into coolant, thankfully not coolant into oil. Oil leaks from cylinder head. White coating on spark plugs and o2 sensor. replaced gasket timing chain, re machined head, etc..

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  • Visitor, , 137,000 mi

    exterior leak passenger side rear head gasket

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