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    Urgent!!! Need help finding valve covers!!!

    I can't seem to find any valve covers for my 1998 Catera! I'm kinda strapped for cash and does anybody have any idea where to find them for cheap? There doesn't seem to be any Cateras or Saabs being parted out in my area. The closest one is 2 hours away. My original plastic ones are cracked, and I'd rather not buy another plastic one. If not, I'll have to resort to buying Saab valve covers.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/320971971602...S:1123&vxp=mtr

    The seller said he'll give them to me for $100 plus shipping.

    This is the only thing I need to do to have my Catera back on the road, so I need answers right away, please.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Urgent!!! Need help finding valve covers!!!

    Umm, I just found out that the Catera and Saab have different part numbers for the gaskets. Catera uses Fel-Pro VS50566 and the Saab uses Fel-Pro VS50567.

    Saab 9-5 3.0
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/95-03-SATURN...0339b0&vxp=mtr

    Catera
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2-piece-...ht_1293wt_1271

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    Re: Urgent!!! Need help finding valve covers!!!

    I Can sell the valve covers with gaskets for $144.25 each

    were you looking for just the gaskets? your first post says covers...
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    Re: Urgent!!! Need help finding valve covers!!!

    UPDATE:
    The only difference is the gaskets to the Saab come in two pieces and the Catera comes in four pieces.

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    Re: Urgent!!! Need help finding valve covers!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    I Can sell the valve covers with gaskets for $144.25 each

    were you looking for just the gaskets? your first post says covers...
    I'm looking for the covers. Thanks, though. I'm trying to avoid our original plastic ones. I'm actually buying some Saab ones. I've been doing comparisons, and they are identical. The only differences are the Saab one is metal, the oil filler is in the back, and the spark plug wire holes are bigger. I'm ordering Saab gaskets to go with it because the pattern is identical to the Cateras. The Saab gasket is one piece per valve cover, instead of four like the Cateras. I've been examining the patterns of both gaskets, and they are identical.

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    Re: Urgent!!! Need help finding valve covers!!!

    i am also a saab dealer ... if you have the part numbers I can get you a price quote
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    Re: Urgent!!! Need help finding valve covers!!!

    I know this post is from last yer. I wanted to know where you able to swap the plastic valve covers to the Saab metal ones? Also what did you do with the plug boot holes since they have a larger opening?


    Also would like to know what make/model metal covers work good for the 98 Catera.

    Thanks.

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