Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 02:06:08 GMT
From: "Dan Matz" <>
Subject: Re: 900 Turbo: Switch engines, or ring job? wrote in message <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? Causes of oil smoke on acceleration: As stated, rings, oil somewhere getting into the exhaust, bad turbo, still possible other things. If I were you, I would make the fixing of this problem before I bought it a condition of buying it. >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 I would get the current owner to fix the 87. Ben

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