Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 10:28:58 GMT
Subject: Re: 900 turbo smokes

In article <>, "BMRider" <> wrote: > It would appear to me to be the valve seals. > > They woefully inadequate. Either they have cracks or they are just worn out. > > It's probably time to tear down the head anyway. If the headgasket has not > been replaced, you would have had to anyway. > > f. > > ccfreak <> wrote in message > news:7ulq3r$rbq$ > > My 89' SAAB 900 turbo starts to blow out huge clouds of smoke the size of > > large buildings of you let it sit and idle for more than about five > minutes. > > It clears up when I hit the gas a few times. The car only has 90,000 miles > > on it and uses absolutly no oil (except when it does this). Does anyone > have > > any ideas? Thanks. > > > > > Does it smoke when you have been driving for awhile and then let your foot off the throttle? - if yes then it maybe the valve seals... sounds like the bearing seals in the turbo to me, Talk to somebody like turbotechnics who know about these things Malc Scotland Sent via Before you buy.

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