Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 13:08:36 +0100
Subject: Re: 900 turbo smokes

In article <> , "david palmer" <> wrote: > > 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. >> question is it 16 valve? >> if it is it can possibly be valve stem rubbers leaking which will give you > oil in the cylinders first thing!!! > 2nd if is not 16 valve then check fuel mixture from cold,excessive fuel > mixture will cause blue smoke as it is washing the bore. > 3rd head gasket leaking oil from the oil way closet to the cluch no 4 > cylinder.this will not leak oil when running some times but when the engine > is switched off the oil from the cam area runs back downand weaps in to > cylinder. > 4 turbo impeller seal leaking leaking oil when switched off > 5 check oil breather valve in top of cam cover.a modified breather pipe > can be fitted coloured gray which does stop smoking > > you will probably have to switch the turbo ...

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