Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 17:10:04 -0400
From: "Skip" <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 2.3 LPT blue smoke

J <> wrote in message > 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? > -- > Julian The reason they need it overnight is to allow the turbo (etc.) to cool and the seals to leak to confirm smoke at start up. I guess they need to see it for themselves before dismantling what may be a perfectly good car :) And, no. I don't think you'll see it again. The reason for the problem is a bad batch of turbo seals which were not noticed as the units were put together, or so my service advisor told me.....

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