Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 00:03:11 -0800
From: "Steve Marks" <>
Subject: Re: 900 Turbo: Switch engines, or ring job?

Black exhaust smoke can be caused by rich air/fuel mixture due to faulty fuel injection component. <> wrote in message news:8a3t2p$afl$ > The 87 900 turbo I'm thinking of buying is burning oil. The owner says > Saab mechanic told him it needed rings, and the job would be $600. I > called my mechanic and he said rings are RARELY the problem. What else > can cause oil smoke to come out upon acceleration? > > Question: should I try to fix the otherwise beautiful manual 87 turbo, > or should I take the strong engine out of my aging 83 automatic turbo > with the bad transmission (this job is about $600 as well, I'm told) > and put it into the 87 Turbo? > > Thanks, > > Paul > > > > > Sent via > Before you buy.

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