Date: 29 Aug 2006 13:41:23 -0700
From: "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com>
Subject: Re: 9-5 loads of smoke on startup?


WOOFER wrote: > Great advice here. The engine, at idle, will maintain oil pressure yet the > blower will be still, allowing the oil to pool. Well done Coyoteboy! > > T. > > "Coyoteboy" <coyoteboyuknospamail.com> wrote in message > news:1156333883.366148.109790nospam2000cwm.googlegroups.com... > > > > redwood wrote: > >> Posting on behalf of a friend who has just acquired a 1999 Saab 9-5 > >> 2.3t SE with 135,000 miles. The car drives well but when first start up > >> there is plumes of bluish/grey smoke out the exhaust. > >> > > > > Check for blocked crankcase breathers. IF it is the turbo seals you > > will know by leaving it idling for 10 minutes. If it starts to blow > > white smoke after 5-10 mins its likely to be turbo seals. > > Remove the air duct feeding the turbocharger. Spin the impeller with your fingers and try to move it side to side and also in and out. The impeller should have no play.

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