Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 22:39:22 +0200
From: Robert Brown <>
Subject: Re: when can i take a road trip?

Unless the trip's on the autobahn at 235 km/h, take the trip NOW. Hi, a birdie in the Trollhaettan factory (70 km from here) mentioned to me that the engines are more or less run in on the bench before they're dropped into the cars. Just the same, you get better wear properties if you don't cane the living s*** out of them as soon as you leave the showroom. Otherwise, have fun! Another tip - the turbo bearings are now watercooled which means that the instructions on earlier models - "idle 15 seconds before shutting down" can be ignored to a certain degree, though you may like to exercise due care. Any comments from turbo owners out there? Robert B in Gothenburg (drives an '83 900 and sometimes gets the keys to his girlfriend's 9-3 200T. Aren't girfriends fun) earth mood magic wrote: > i just purchased my 9-3 (and first saab) 10 days ago (thanks to everyone on > the group for their help and advice!). of course, it's love already. does > anyone have any advice about when they think it would be safe to go on a > road trip. i know about the "vary your driving for the first 500 miles" rule > and "don't full throttle for the first 500 miles," but am not sure when a > 1500 mile round trip fits in. (i'm sure i'll wait until after my 1000 > check-up, too) thanks.

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