Oil Leaks from the Valve Cover Gasket on Saab 9000

Oil commonly leaks from the valve cover gasket requiring replacement of the gasket. Oil will be visible at the top of the engine and possibly in the center area around the spark plugs.

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Average mileage: 100,750 (10,000–174,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
20 people reported this problem
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1995 Saab 9000- 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo174,000
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