Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 21:00:50 +1000
From: Peter Wilkins <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 2.3 LPT blue smoke

On Sun, 9 Sep 2001 09:54:42 +0100, J <> wrote : >In article <9ne8oq$p2m$>, Genevieve Brench ><> writes >>turbo ..under warranty .unfortunatly see a lot requiring this work.can >>normally see on start up and under harder acceleration >>J <> wrote in message >> >>> I remember seeing a few posts concerning blue smoke from 9-5s when >>> starting. Well mine is doing it now... Only 32k miles so still under >>> warranty. >>> >>> Any ideas on the probable cause? >>> >>> Thankfully I still have a 900 classic <g> >>> -- >>> Julian >> >> >Thanks to all who have replied, so far 100 per cent in favour of a >failed turbo. I dropped in to my local dealer and they reckon turbo but >they want to see it start from cold, seems they could not detect any >smoke while it was warmed up. I will be leaving it they overnight... > >So, should I expect the replacement turbo to fail after another 30k >miles or is some kind modification made to cure this problem? Saab assured me when they replaced mine that they had gotten a bad batch of turbo's and that the replacements should last around 100000 miles as do most earlier Saab turbo's. -- Peter Wilkins 2/24 Cove Avenue, MANLY, NSW, 2095, AUSTRALIA Email: Phone/Fax: +61 2 9977 2395 Mobile: +61 0400 525 273

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