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  1. So I have the head back, cylinders cleaned, and...

    So I have the head back, cylinders cleaned, and the crankshaft exposed. Problem is, when I manually crank the shaft, it goes smoothly both ways but seems to hit something and stop before I can get to...
  2. geoff 9-3, I've been meaning to ask how I can...

    geoff 9-3, I've been meaning to ask how I can access the crankshaft to turn it over, it seems out of reach.
  3. Update: 3/4 of my exhaust valves were stuck...

    Update: 3/4 of my exhaust valves were stuck open(im assuming because bent), and 1/4 of my intake were a little bent.
  4. Digger, it turns out it was cranking, I'm...

    Digger, it turns out it was cranking, I'm removing the head now and I'll let you guys know how the valves look.
  5. The diagnostic tool only came up with P1310 which...

    The diagnostic tool only came up with P1310 which I'm assuming is only there because I currently have the direct ignition unplugged because of the compression tests. Digger, how can I tell if the...
  6. I asked my uncle who's a mechanic and he said...

    I asked my uncle who's a mechanic and he said it's probably bent valves :(
  7. I rented a compression test kit but when I turn...

    I rented a compression test kit but when I turn the key in the ignition, it makes the same noise, the spinning/wheezing noise, but no effect to the compression gauge. This means the engine isn't even...
  8. Could it have something to do with the throttle...

    Could it have something to do with the throttle body at all? I did dismantle the wire part and put it back together. Also the spring seems loose.
  9. geoff 9-3, I got the spark plugs from an Advanced...

    geoff 9-3, I got the spark plugs from an Advanced Auto Parts store and the guy just looked up the saab's model and said these were compatible, ACDelco 41-801. Do you think that could be the issue?...
  10. geoff 9-3, I couldn’t tell exactly how off the...

    geoff 9-3, I couldn’t tell exactly how off the timing was because the cams weren’t all in their original starting position but I did notice when I aligned one of the cam shafts, the other had a...
  11. The file uploader seems to not work so here is a...

    The file uploader seems to not work so here is a link of the video of my car trying to start
    https://youtu.be/pVCggNBbxkU
  12. 2000 Saab 9-3 Won't Start After Head Gasket Change

    My Saab had a terrible coolant leak with white smoke and overheating that I concluded to be a blown head gasket. After replacing the gasket and putting the engine back together, I tried starting it...
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