Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 14:00:56 -0700
From: Kimo Saaby <kimo_saabynopsameja.com>
Subject: Re: Goodbye Cruel Newsgroup!


Dude.... I'm sure that some of us will continue to visit your site & maybe even buy stuff. We just don't like snappy answers & advertising spamming us out. And........ Ask The MasterTech wrote: (snip) > > One thought before leaving though is to answer one question that > seemed to cause quite a stir "simply changing you oil every 3,000 miles will > help prevent premature turbo failures". Welllllll.... it didn't say that.... it says "simply changing your oil every 3,000 miles will help INSURE premature turbo failures". So that's a moot point. > There was so much blasting us > regarding this statement that we felt it necessary to address this. It would be more beneficial to FIX your sentence - then you don't have to address it. Nobody wants to ban you from the NG.... we just don't like the ads masquerading as advice. But now..... I .... feel like I'm gonna cry..... sniff sniff... At least ya didn't spam us out on this heartfelt resignation. Thank You. Waaaaaaaaaaaah! - Orbitronik Ask The MasterTech wrote: > In the past we have placed information on the newsgroup that was designed to > lead you to our site to let you know it was available both for parts and > information. Yes this information may be leading you to our site to purchase > parts but We have also taken 5 years to develop something that was heartfelt > to help the Saab enthusiast. During the few months of having the site > available to the public we have only had 3 guys blast us for posting our > messages to the board. We understand this and we take full responsibility > making this mistake. During this period we have also made every effort to > try and help with answers that we knew were correct to everyone including > those who have berated us. It is with a heavy heart that we post this > message to say that we have chosen to no longer leave messages with the > newsgroup. For the hundreds or so emails that we have received in support of > our efforts, we thank you and for those of you who have berated us your wish > for us to leave has come true. > > One thought before leaving though is to answer one question that > seemed to cause quite a stir "simply changing you oil every 3,000 miles will > help prevent premature turbo failures". There was so much blasting us > regarding this statement that we felt it necessary to address this. > Turbochargers can spin in excess of 40,000 rpms depending on the > application. Each time one shuts off the engine (either with a water-cooled > center section or one that is not water cooled) the turbocharger spins down > in the residual oil that rest within the center section of the turbo and is > no longer being lubricated by the oil pump once the key has been turned off. > Lengthening the distance between oil changes causes the lubricating > qualities of your oil to lessen. As the oil loses its ability to lubricate > it also thickens up. There have been countless times when we have replaced > turbochargers because the oil feed line was completely clogged up because > people neglected to change the oil. When the oil feed line gets clogged up > the turbo fails due to lack of oil. This is what we meant.

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