Blown Head Gasket Saab 9-3?! Start Up With LOTS of Smoke
Well a lot of you probably remember the 2000 Saab 9-3 Hatch back that we had at the dealership a couple of months ago. Well something happened to the engine to where it just billows an un natural amount of pure white smoke! They brought it back so we can get it fixed for them. In this video I try and assess what's going on and see if you all have any suggestions on what it could be before we send it to the shop. Dad also pulls it around and sees for him self. we're thinking it's a head gasket and maybe a motor mount or a tranny mount. Post below what you guys think it is and I'll let you all know when we find out. You will see what I mean and how bad this thing is haha, enjoy!
More Problems With the 2000 Saab 9-3 (Smoking, Test Drive, etc.)
Well many of you have seen all the other videos on this car and seen that we replaced the turbo in it a little while ago. After sitting for an extended period and battling to get it started with a dead battery, when I took it for a drive it started smoking, more and more. Today, 1 day later after I drove it, we started it up and no smoke was to be found. Weird, we'll have to check it out more to make sure everything is right with it. but like I said, today, everything was totally fine so idk if the oil/gas mixture got screwed up or something from sitting so long with little to no gas in it (had to fill it up before the drive) or what. We shall see I guess! Let me know what you guys think!
Starting Up The Personal Vehicles #2 (Tour, Exhaust, Engine of 5 Different Vehicles)
A video tour of all my family's current vehicles that we have at out house at the moment. My sister's 1999 Lexus RX300, My grandma's old 2000 ford f-150, my 2010 hyundai genesis 3.8, my mom's 2002 toyota sequoia, and my dad's current driver, one of out new dealership vehicles, a 2003 Hummer H2. I also give a brief tour, show the engines in each as well as a little Exhaust and revving action to see how they sound, enjoy!
2009 Saab 9-3 Aero Turbo V6 Convertible Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth look at the 2009 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible. During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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Replaced the Turbo in the 2000 Saab 9-3 Hatchback (Start Up, First Drive, Before/After)
Well I finally am getting the video up on the 2000 Saab 9-3 that I featured a while ago with an engine malfunction. Turns out that it was a bad turbo. we replaced it and gave it a good service and now it runs like new. no it didn't take this long to fix, it's been done for a while, just waiting for the people to come and get it if they come get it haha, plus I've been at school so not a lot of chances to go home to video it. If not we'll just detail it and give our warranty with it like the first time and make someone else happy with it! :)
blue devil head gasket sealant repairs a blown head gasket
A product called Blue Devil Head Gasket Sealant is added to the radiator and is said to repair head gasket leaks.This product saved me ~2k +.With their money back guarantee I had nothing to lose.Spent some time on Saturday and Sunday doing the work and was driving on Monday.Can't say it will fix all head gasket issues but i have nothing but accolades for this product.All error codes were cleared.This product does not contain solids as did products from the last century.Go to their website and follow the directions instead of what is on the bottle.What you need to do is remove as much glycol solution as you can,remove the thermostat,fill with water,add the "Blue Devil",cap the radiator and circulate for 50 minutes.This solution will flash when it hits the hot spot(bad gasket)leaving sodium silicate behind.In theory this is a permanent repair.
We shall see.
Update:3/20/10 After ~1100 miles it is still holding.Oil is clear with no coolant and there is no coolant loss.
Update#2: 12/3/10 There is now 4k on the motor since adding BD.Just did the second oil change.Added about 1/2 pint of coolant .Ready for winter.Still going strong.No smoke or coolant loss issues.
Update #3: 3/14/11,85,000 miles,7,000 miles since "the" repair. The past week resulted in coolant getting into the cylinders.There was no coolant in the oil and the expansion tank was not bubbling.The vehicle was not smoking like the last time,just a light vapor and coolant dripping from the weep hole on the muffler.
Added a bottle of BD and yes it worked again.Anyone want to buy a truck ?
How Steel Seal Can Fix A Leaking Head Gasket.
Scotty Kilmer, emmy award winning car talk expert and mechanic for the past forty plus years, shows how you can seal head gasket leaks in your engine without taking the engine apart. For answers to all your car questions Free, just visit www.scottykilmer.com
2008 Isuzu NPR 6.0 Stake Bed Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2008 Isuzu NPR 6.0 V8. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this truck while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this truck designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
2000 Saab 9-3 Hatchback 2.0T First Test Drive
Well I'm pretty behind on my videos, I still have lamborghini videos to upload as well as some more auction videos (I'm also going back tomorrow!!), updated lot vehicles (including a tour on this car) and the night starts for the lot PHEW! But I figured I'd jump ahead and give you all a test drive of our new Saab we just got for old times sakes. It's a long test drive video but I just love this car, one of the nicest we've had in a while, not often you come across a gem like this with 106k on the odo. This 9-3 has the 2.0T 4cyl engine (same as the one in my first car, the 97 900SE convertible. Wait till you see the full tour video!!
Picking Up My New 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring
I had requests to make a video of picking up the new genesis, I'll have a lot more videos and reviews on it in the future. I already have a 19 min review of the car showing inside and out and all the features the genesis has to offer so be sure to check it out!
Back Lot Dealership Start Ups Part 2 (Volvo S80, Pontiac Grand Am, Ford Windstar, Cadillac Deville)
In this video I give a full in depth tour of 4 different vehicles as part 2 of 4 of my new video series of back lot dealership start ups: a Volvo S80, Cadillac Deville, Ford Windstar, and a pontiac Grand Am SE V6. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of these cars while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicles themselves. I also show the engines and the details of them, start them up and see how they sound under acceleration. Visit Monroe Motor Company's Website if you want to inquire about purchase prices of these vehicles
Bad head gasket symptoms, Head gasget bad? Easy way to check- Chevy Uplander
This is an Easy way to check for bad head gasket(s).
This video shows Co2 gases entering a vehicles cooling system due to bad head gaskets.
This is what can happen when you do not change your vehicles Antifreeze every 2 years with composite head gaskets.
The other problem I have seen is that with steel layered head gaskets the cylinder head looses it seal to the engine block over time and starts leaking between the layers.
I have seen some vehicles with as low as 32,000 miles a lot of vehicle around 80-100,000.
Probable cause two different metals (aluminum heads on a steel engine block) and two different rates of expansion and contraction.
Some symptoms can be thermostat, misfire and 02 sensor codes, bubbles in cooling system, heating problems, oil slime in coolant tank and or radiator, low coolant levels, leaking, split or blown out radiators, leaking water pumps, intake gaskets leaking oil and or antifreeze, catalytic converters that are inefficient or clogged, oxygen sensors that quit working properly and spark plugs that are coolant fouled. If the problem has gone on for long period of time and the gasket(s) is deteriorated enough and the antifreeze is now entering the combustion chamber, then you might have other symptoms of white smoke out the Exhaust and antifreeze mixed in with your oil.
Dealers used to say Maintenance Free, Change your Antifreeze every 5 years or 150,000 miles. Now they say 30,000 miles, which for most of us is about 2 years. Huge difference.
Be mindful of these symptoms and remember to Find and fix the cause not just the symptom.
This video is of a 2007 Chevy Uplander, 3.9 Liter with 52,181 miles.
How to replace your head and head gasket pt. 1
Here is how I changed the head and gasket on my 1992 Mazda B2600i pickup truck. This was the first time I have ever done a head gasket repair, and I have to say that most everything went according to plan. It was actually a lot easier than I anticipated. Total work time was about 14 hours, plus 2 weeks waiting for parts to arrive, that was the hardest part, haha. I am not especially mechanically trained or inclined, just interested in mechanics and the way they work, and that has helped me tremendously through procedures like this. I have found that since I want to learn about the way these parts connect, disconnect, and cooperate together, I have been able to do things to my cars and trucks that I never thought I could.
Taking care of your own vehicles is definitely a rewarding activity, for many reasons. Obviously you save a lot of money, you can rely on yourself to get your truck running in a jam, and are rarely stranded on the side of the road for long. Also, with more people doing their own work on their cars, mechanic services will be devalued, thus making it more affordable for everyone ($100 per labor hour, can you believe that?!?) Also, there is definitely a sense of satisfaction which comes from a job well done, being an interested and capable and competent individual, and helping out your friends with their problems. I like to learn, I like to be handy and useful to others, I like to save money, and I like to get dirty, so whenever I can I wrench on my own trucks and motorcycles.
A special thanks to the fine folks at the Mazdatruckin.com forum for all the technical articles. Hopefully you all can use this series of videos to help guide you through a similar procedure, really it is not that hard, and totally worth it.
head gasket $44
reman head $251
jug oil $12
jug coolant $14
manifold gasket set $14
That is about $1000 less than a mechanic would charge. Be brave, and do it yourself!
How to test for a bad head-gasket
For more info. on my eBook go to www.scannerdanner.com
This is a review of a test procedure I have in my ebook. Section 1 "Universal Testing Methods" page 13. There are other ways to do this test. I am just showing the one I use the most when looking for a bad head gasket.