Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 10:18:39 +0200
From: "IZZO" <IZZET3nopsamAIL.COM>

sorry to bud in without a problem or constructive comment. But, WOW, i didnt know that the turbos were so complicated. I have a '98 900 SE 2.0 turbo...should i be expecting this problem as well??...and furthermore, is there something i can so like preventtive maintanence?? thanks in advance izzo Goran Larsson <> wrote in message > In article <37814E00.5C2Bnopsamnet>, > Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet> wrote: > > Joakim Stensson wrote: > > > > > > I felt that my turbo did not respond as fast as it should at the saab dealer > > > they explained that they had to do something with a magnet in the turbo. It > > > costed 300 Us dollars to fix (garantee work). > > > > > > There is *no* magnet in a turbocharger. Whoever told you this > > was either lying or misinformed, and if I were you I would call > > Saab corporate and share this experience with them. > > Calm down. The turbo is controlled from the APC (older models) or > Trionic engine management system (later models) by a elecroMAGNETIC > vent (MAGNETventil in Swedish, don't know that they called it in Norway.) > It is usually mounted near the radiator and has three tubes (leading to > the wastegate) and two wires (from the APC/Trionic) connected to it. > If it fails the turbo regulation will not work. Broken elecroMAGNETIC > vents is a common problem on some model years but I haven't heard of > any common problems for the 1999 9-3s. The price for the elecroMAGNETIC > vent is somewhere around US $230 or so. > > > As far as a turbocharger not responding quickly enough, that's > > a very vague problem. All turbos have some degree of turbo > > lag, and there is little that you can do to change that fact. > > If the elecroMAGNETIC vent is broken the wastegate may be stuck upen, > or half open, and that will certainly create a problem for the turbo. > > > or exhaust leak, your turbo is already doing all that it can. > > ..and dumping most of its efforts through the wastegate. > > > But, regardless, the problem is not 'magnetic' in any way, > > shape, or form. > > Quite strong words there. > > -- > Goran Larsson hoh AT approve DOT se > I was an atheist, http://home DOT swipnet DOT se/hoh/ > until I found out I was God.

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