Saab 9-3 turbo 9-3 Tid: timing chain or - Anglesey Ian
I am an excited new owner of the above (2001. 15,000 miles and FSH)the acquisition process of which which was the product of much research. It continues to delight and entertain but my thoughts are straying as to whether it possesses a timing chain or a dreaded belt.
Has anyone in backroomland any knowlege of these cars and able to advise whether I need to take any special measures other than normal, routine (perhaps obsessive) servicing/ maintainance.
Thank you in anticipation !
Saab 9-3 turbo 9-3 Tid: timing chain or - SjB {P}
I recall this being debated before, a few months back, with the conclusion that it's a chain if it's the GM 2.2 motor.

If the same as the new 9-5 2.2 diesel, this HJ link also confirms it to be a chain:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/index.htm?news_id=588


HTH
Saab 9-3 turbo 9-3 Tid: timing chain or - Anglesey Ian
A host of belated thanks to Sib and old oiler for your responses

Regards
Saab 9-3 turbo 9-3 Tid: timing chain or - OldOiler
Belive SAAB fitted Vauxhal lumps 2.0 & 2.2 which are chain driven
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