Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:39:08 -0000
From: "SimonJ" <>
Subject: Re: looking fo input on problem

"Eccatfud" <> wrote in message news:NrYk6.7429$ > The classic symptoms of a blown head gasket. Do you overheat? Does the > white smoke smell sweet and have a lot of moisture in it? If so, have the > gasket looked at. > <> wrote in message > > > i purchased an 87 9000 turbo 4000 miles ago. it's been getting 28-30 > > mpg. no problems have been seen until last weekend. saturday morning it > > needed about a quart of water. i drove it saturday and sunday with no > > problem or water usage. monday morning it started a little rough. kind > > of like it had a full cylinder. i went to town with white smoke coming > > out the back and it used a gallon of water in 10 miles on the way to the > > mechanics shop. it has water in the oil and oil in the water. the water > > system appears to be presurizing prior to heatup and at least one > > cylinder is syphoning water in upon cooldown. i though blown head gasket > > but the mechanic says it's probably a spot on the head that has corroded > > through i conjunction with the gasket. the car has a water cooled turbo, > > could it be that? possitive input as to a diagnosis would be > > appreciated. > > please reply to the news group > > thanks > > > > > > Thats definately a blown gasket, as for a coroded spot on the head, you will not know until you remove the head. Saabs ussually have some pitting on the block, but if it isnt too serious, it can be repaired with JB weld (this is the official factory approved repair for pits in block)

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