Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 23:18:08 GMT
From: "Ken C" <>
Subject: Re: 9000 - Uphill Turbo smell/check engine light?

Sounds like a headgasket going away to me. Tune in to 9000 webpabe on the web, he discusses use of Barsleaks to cure ills in the 9000, both after the fact and in prevention mode. 2 vulverable places mentioned: headgaskets and heatercores, both helped with this application. Good luck. Ken C. "Atif I. Chaudhry" <foonopsamcom> wrote in message > I posted before about my SAAB... > > I decided to get the engine mounts, main seal, and front pipe fixed. I > found mechanic that would do it for under $700, the first place and the > nearest dealer quoted me $1200+, mainly since their labor cost per hour > was pretty high. > > The car runs well and is a joy to drive. Here is the issue: > > Under normal driving my APC/turbo almost never kicks in (i.e. the needle > never goes into the yellow region). Living in Ithaca, NY we do have > lots of hills and when I go up some of the longer, steeper, hills the > turbo will kick in and by the time I reach the top there will be a smell > and the check engine light comes on. > > Any idea what is up with this? > > Thanks in advance for any help, > -Atif

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