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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 19:34:35 GMT
From: "Ask The MasterTech" <Tsykesnopsamd.rr.com>
Subject: Goodbye Newsgroup!


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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