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Saab 9-3 Oil Leaks caused by Excessive Crankcase Pressure

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

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

Average Mileage: 111,200 mi (72,000 mi - 207,000 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, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 207,000 mi

    Oil leaking out of timing cover exsessivly

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 80,000 mi

    Excessive oil leakage crankcase update kit solved problem.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 94,000 mi

    Rear Seal leaking all over rear part of engine. Replaced Rear seal and no leaks since - 1 month.

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