Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 13:44:10 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*yahoo.com">
Subject: Re: Massive Loss of Oil... Did I kill her? (loooong)


Grunff wrote: > Chris Campbell wrote: > >> A few days ago I installed an MBC+A in my beloved '94 Saab 9000CSET >> (An MBC is a manual boost controller, for those of you who aren't >> performance savvy... I bought it to replace a bad BPC so I'd get stock >> boost levels again). > > > I'd like to take this opportunity to ask a question (and I'm not having > a go Chris, honest). Why do people install MBCs on APC equipped Saabs? > What exactly is the point? > > >> I babied her the 25 or 30 miles to my college and all along the way I >> was VERY nervous, almost like I could feel her pain. > > > Ouch. That's a fair distance to drive with a dry top end. > > >> So, My only question is this: Did I do irreversible damage having >> driven 25 miles down 2-3 quarts of oil? (It was Mobil 1 if that makes >> a difference) > > > Well, the good news is that the bottom end will be just fine. The bad > news is your turbo's fried, and you may have damaged the camshaft + > bearings. > > At the very least you're going to need to replace the turbo bearings > (that whine won't get better). You may or may not need to do some work > on the head - that remains to be seen. > > BTW, that noise you were hearing was the hydraulic lifters run dry. > There may also have been some chain slap, since the hydraulic chain > tensioner would have also run dry. > I reread the OP and could not find a mention of a turbo whine... That said, if the clatter stopped with refilling the oil, the OP'er may have lucked out on this one. But what on earth is this talk about fiberglass and putty? The crack should have been in the sump, which you should be able to get and replace. If you can't find or afford a new one the junk yards are full of old SAABs and almost all of them have the same oil sump pan. Get a new gasket and a replacement pan and you may be good as gold. -- -Fred W Toys for sale, Hey get your toys here: <http://users.adelphia.net/~fredwills/>

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