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1997 Saab 900 Question: is oil in the collant reservoir bad

 

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Visitor, 6 Cylinder, Automatic Transmission, Greenville, NC, March 27, 2010, 03:08

there is oil in the coolant reservoir and im buyiny this car for 500 and want to know should i even buy the car

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    Visitor, March 27, 2010, 08:43

    Do not buy unless you are willing to pay for the cost of a new head gasket or intake manifold repair. The cost is generally over 1k to fix.

    Good luck

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    Visitor, May 03, 2010, 11:53

    The problem is the oil cooler/heat exchanger. it is located under the intake manifold and takes 2-3 hours to replace. new the part is $500+. then flush out cooling system. salvage yards have good used cooler for 100-150. if your pretty mechanical, you can change it out in less than a days time.

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