[Mgs] Non-LBC question

mgbnutt at aol.com mgbnutt at aol.com
Mon May 2 11:25:39 MDT 2011

Sorry to bother the list with this question, but I need some non-LBC advice:
(Please respond off-list)

My 2002 Saab 9-3 has a developed a bad rod knock at 203,000 miles.  Does
anyone have any experience (successfully) replacing the lower end bearings
without pulling the engine from the car?  (New bearing will cost me about $150
and a used engine swap is looking to be about $3500.)

I realize that "flying in" new bearings is an 'iffy" procedure at best, but
this is not meant to be a long term solution.  I'm just looking for a cheap
fix so I can drive a few 1,000 miles until I can buy another vehicle.  Any
suggestions greatly appreciated!

BTW - You don't necessarily have to have had Saab experience - I was just
hoping someone on the list had successfully performed this sort of procedure.


Donny V
1978 MGB
2002 Saab 9-3 (not running)
2004 Volvo XC90

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