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Offline Kavik

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Re: Saab overheating again
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2014, 10:50:10 AM »
I freaking hate mystery coolant leaks, they're such a pain
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Re: Saab overheating again
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2014, 02:12:32 PM »
I just got a call from the garage and they have had the car running for over 30 minutes and cannot see a leak anywhere. Maybe I had some residual coolant dripping off after all the work we did on it. They did do a pressure test and said that it is losing pressure but they can't tell from where.

I guess I will pick it up,see what happens, and hope for the best over the next couple of days.
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Re: Saab overheating again
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2014, 03:05:37 PM »
I guess I will pick it up,see what happens, and hope for the best over the next couple of days.

Odd.  Sounds like you did a great job fixing it, and you just don't know it yet.  I can mace you with PB blaster if it will increase your confidence some.   :angel:

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Re: Saab overheating again
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2014, 02:13:59 PM »
Gonna be unavailable for the macing. Still now steaming or over heating since picking it up yesterday. If definitely feels a bit stronger after adjusting the timing. But that could be from not driving a lot for the last 3 weeks.
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Re: Saab overheating again
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2014, 04:40:40 PM »
Did you try a hydrocarbon test kit from Napa?   You may have a pinhole in your cooling system (i.e. headgasket) allowing combustion pressure through under certain conditions.
The test kit changes color under the presence of HC's in the coolant.  I'd start there, if you've explored every other avenue.  Sometimes a pressure test alone won't tell you exactly what's going on, especially if the leak is very small.
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Re: Saab overheating again
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2014, 12:16:00 PM »
I have not tried that test kit yet. If I have another overheating issue I will look into it.
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Re: Saab overheating again
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2014, 10:23:05 AM »
The first tank of gas after new plugs and timing got me to 300 miles before the low light came on. Previously the light would come on around 270 and I would fill up around 280. I hope this 300 continues.
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