Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 13:50:41 -0400
From: "Eric R. Sterbenz" <>
Subject: Re: Turbo Care

J, I had an 86 9000 for 11 years and 160K+ miles without a lick of trouble from the turbo. I can only suggest that you let it idle 20-30 seconds before turning it off every time, regardless of how you drove. Also change the oil frequently as recommended by the owner's manual. I would have suggested every 3750 miles, but the new ones are every 5K miles, although I am still a little wary on this extension. J Cameron wrote: > Before I purchased a Saab 9000, I've never had a turbo engine. I really > enjoy it but am looking for some tips to extend its life. > > A friend of mine told me to let it idle to "cool down" after extended use > such as climbing and twisting around the Rockies (naturally giving me a > tremendous adreline rush!) > > Anyway, If anyone has anymore tips on care to extend the life of these > deliciously expensive turbos, feed 'em out. > > THX & PAX Good luck, -- E.R. Sterbenz

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