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Oil Leaks caused by Excessive Crankcase Pressure on Saab 9-3

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Saab 9-3 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 118,857 (72,000–207,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2004
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Just received a quote of $1850.00 to have oil leak repaired. I was told the crankcase cover gasket, valve cover gasket, oil pressure switch needed to be replaced. When I mentioned the PCV update kit, I was told that would not solve my problem? What is your opinion?
Rear Seal leaking all over rear part of engine. Replaced Rear seal and no leaks since - 1 month.