Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:58:02 -0500
From: bobandersonnopsamcom (Robert Anderson)
Subject: Re: Does 9000 CS have waste gate?

What is interesting is the bucking has not reoccured once since the dealer worked on the wastegate. However it is nice to know the wastegate can be repaired without replacing the turbo. Thanks, Bob In article <wRwc8.9089$>, "EricL" <> wrote: > Robert, > > Lubriplate is definitely the wrong grease, but that may be beside the point. > > There's one key thing you need to assess. Up to the point where the car > starts bucking, does it accelerate better or worse than normal? > > If it seems to be performing better, the turbo may be overboosting and the > computer is shutting off the fuel to protect the engine. If this is the > case, the problem would lie in the wastegate. Possibly sticking, or > possibly the diaphragm in the actuator has ruptured. Either way, should be > able to be fixed with new or used parts - no need to replace the entire > turbo. > > If the car is performing the same or worse, the problem probably lies in the > ignition system, as some other posters have indicated. Fuel system trouble > is another possiblity - bad fuel pump or clogged filter, and the system > can't supply enough gas to keep the motor happy. > > In either case, find another mechanic! Greasing any part of the turbo > system is a no-no - won't help and could possibly hurt. > > Eric Law > > > "Robert Anderson" <bobandersonnopsamcom> wrote in message > > > Our 1996 9000 CS began bucking when accelerating from > > toll booths. At almost every shift, it felt like > > the engine was cutting out. > > > > The dealer said the waste gate was sticking and > > greased it with lubriplate. They also said it > > would be necessary to replace the turbo to replace > > the waste gate. > > > > I didn't know that LPT engines had a waste gate. > > And lubriplate doesn't seem like the right kind of > > grease to use on something that gets hot. > > > > Is this dealer pulling my leg? > > > > /Bob Anderson

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