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Saab 9-5 Oil Leaks caused by Excessive Crankcase Pressure

Saab 9-5 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Engines Affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 3.0L V6 Turbo

Average Mileage: 120,611 mi (72,000 mi - 174,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 174,000 mi

    IMy car leaks as you move car and after driving I can smell burnt oil and leaks on ground

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  • Visitor, , 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 115,000 mi

    I have already changed the crankcase unit last year.
    Now I see oil leaks from the timing cover and/ rear main seal.
    ( I went to the dealer, and the dealer said change the head gasket which is $5000 in repair) .
    what should I do next?

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  •  Rookie

    Oil leaking from throttlebody

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  • Bobby62, , 3.0L V6 Turbo, 130,500 mi

    leak oil after the engine been for 15 min if it warm out side,smoky

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  • Visitor, , 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 72,000 mi

    Mechanic tried to sell me new seals.

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