03-11-2004, 04:52 AM
My lower engine mount is totally gone. I've bought all new engine mounts. Do you think it's a realistic option to self install these? Or should I get the garage to do it?
03-11-2004, 05:07 AM
this (http://www.quasimotors.com/mountwork.htm) is the page whre Quasimotors suggests to DIY. But Quasi suggests to DOY a lot of thigs, so I don't know if that really counts.
Maybe looking at the procedure can helpo you to decide. Reading it I figured out a 4-5hours job, in a garage that is not professionally tooled and by one who isn't a pro. Seems like a lift wouold improve a lot the woking conditions, allowing to get under the car without having to crawl.
Sorry but I have no direct experience on this.
03-11-2004, 06:26 AM
Cheers Stefano, I'll take a look.
03-11-2004, 12:23 PM
I've done both of the lower engine mounts and neither was that difficult. The hydraulic one was a bit messy 'cause it was on a non turbo 9000 so it is directly below the oil filter so gets fairly cr*ppy over time. The gearbox end one was quite straightforward, I seem to remember that one of the bolts is a little awkward to get at but a jack and some big blocks of wood were sufficient to take the weight while the mounts were off.
Paul @ Kippen
03-11-2004, 04:41 PM
Beware of putting any weight on the sump,its cast alloy and easily cracked!!
03-12-2004, 02:58 AM
Cheers guys, I think I'm going to take a day off next week and have a go.
03-12-2004, 04:37 AM
There are procedures shown on BillJ's Saab 9000 website.
03-12-2004, 09:13 AM
Cheers Mark http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif