Saab 9-5 and 9-3 Tid. Water Pump and Cambelt/Timing Belt failure… Be Warned. | Motorvation Saab's Blog

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by: motorvationsaab | March 22, 2012

9-5 and 9-3 Tid. Water Pump and Belt failure#8230; Be Warned.

We now seen several cases of diesel water pump

This results in very bills !

The Saab 9-3 and 9-5 16v and 8v diesels ( and Z19DT) can suffer from pump failure resulting in damage to the engine. The trend we are is that this failure can the 60k and above miles. The Saab  schedule interval for the change is,  72k miles or 8 for cars up to 2007, and for 2007 on is 90k or 5 years.

  We are finding the water pumps, which we at the scheduled cambelt service are prior to these intervals. the cambelts are good for these the same cannot be said for the pumps.

Damaged Diesel Cambelt.(Click to

We are seeing that the water are seizing, this causes the to lose its teeth and shred. the 16 valve engines, if the failure at low speeds, idle or startup the ( but not guaranteed ) damage we find is the cam followers break with no to the valves or pistons. However the 8 valve engines the valves are and in some cases the pistons as

Obviously to establish the extent of the involves quite a lot of stripping In both cases this you, the owner in a good of expense.

Damaged Cam Followers.(Click to enlarge)

An sign of premature failure is the to top up your coolant, usually by a #8221; check coolant warning on your display. If starts, or is occurring. Get the problem it may be another cause such as a hose, or radiator.  Do not ignore it !

Based on our experience. We are now to owners the the cambelt and water should be replaced at 60k miles or 4 ,whichever comes the sooner. If you are or have just bought a you should make sure the cambelt and pump have replaced.

Many will say the cambelt has been done, we have seen several where the belt has been but not the water pump.

In posting this article we are to inform, not frighten owners. We that in doing so we are serving our properly. After all prevention is than cure !

If you wish to through this with us call us on 01892 825208, or us through our website at  .

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