Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 22:29:38 +0000
From: Roger Beckett <>
Subject: Re: Help! 9000SE TURBO WATER PROBLEM

Stuart Newbery wrote: > I have a 87 9000SE turbo which gets oil in the water. > This started with some water hoses blowing which were replaced. > The head has been stripped tested and skimmed and refitted and the > coolant system flushed but the problem is still there? > > There seems to be no water getting into the oil as there is no > mayonaise > on the filler cap. > > Apart from this the car runs well. > > As an aside I am curious as to a hose running to the turbo which seems > > to carry the oil but also has connections to the cooling water? > > Any Ideas would be appreciated. > -- > Stuart Newbery The pipe you are curious about is a bit of clever Saab engineering. The '97 Turbo is water cooled and there is a "T" piece which disappears into what looks like an oil pipe. It is infact the breather from the cam cover. If you follow it up you will see this small pipe reappear near the joint betwean the head and cam cover.(it runs inside the breather pipe). from there it goes to the inlet manifold. Clever isn't it. What is not so clever is the fact that if the breather pipe is damaged a new one will set you back over 60!!!. If it splits just above the clip near the "T" piece you can stretch it enough to save the expense of a new one. Roger

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