Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 13:32:43 +1000
From: Peter Wilkins <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 2.3 LPT blue smoke

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001 14:30:48 +0100, J <> wrote: >Anyway the outcome of the blue smoke symptom *was* a >new turbo done under warranty. The service man mentioned that there was >a banjo bolt that restricted the oil flow too much causing the turbo to >overheat. Apparently this has now been modified so I can expect the >replacement to last a while. As you say it seems to be a common fault, >do you know if it existed right from the start of 9-5 production? Seems >unlikely as mine's a 2000 model, I would have thought SAAB would have >sorted it by then. Must be costing them a small fortune to replace all >these turbos under warranty. Had the turbo replaced under warranty on my 98 model 9-5SE after 3 years, so the problem has been around almost since the model came on line - perhaps it just took a while for it to become evident. -- Regards, Peter Wilkins (

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