Question about 1999 Saab 9-5
My 1999 Saab 9-5 4cyl wagon overheats. I had to drive it back home 100 mi from where it started to overheat. I kept topping off the coolant and it never ran rough the whole time. I kept the temperature at the mid point. When I took it to the mechanic the next day, he said I blew the head gasket and I will need a new engine. I had AAA tow it to my house until I could figure out the problem. Symptoms are: Just had an oil change before this happened, and the oil now looks like dark chocolate. Steam coming out from somewhere toward the firewall on the driver side. Can't see where the coolant would be going to. Had to top it off a couple of times. Total about 1 gallon. Questions: What beside the head gasket would give and release coolant into the oil? What do you think is the problem? What should I do? How much will it cost approximately?
Almost for sure the head gasket. You don't have to replace the engine, but pull the head, have it leveled, get a new gasket and head bolts and replace.
This can be done without removing the engine, but it is a bit tricky. Very tight getting the head off to the front. If you have done some mechanics, can be done. I have done this once. It did take a bit.
Please let me know if you still have the car and we can talk.
Could be a few other issues, but these are very rare. Cracked head, etc...
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