Date: 19 Aug 2002 18:07:06 -0700
From: (Johannes H Andersen)
Subject: Re: turbo dead at 42.000 mls wrote in message news:<>... > Hi Saabies, > Some weeks ago I got my 97 9-5 2,0 back from the service. It needed a > second time a new cylinder-head-sealing. When I started the engine, I > noticed a tiny little blue cloud from the exhaust pipe, after several > 100 metres a bigger one, behind the next traffic lights the entire > district was blue. I called the service and was told: "Oh, seems You > blew your turbo.." Well, the master was right. Now my SAAB has a new > one. I paid 1.200,00 Euro (nearly Dollars). I may tell You all: After 3 > ans 1/2 years I donĄt love my car anymore. It is horrible expensive. Too > many important, expensives parts like air-condition-compressor, > cylinder-head-sealings, electronic-throttle-valve, electronic displays > had to be changed. You are the king at SIX or AVIS because You get > (nearly) all cars You like, if your SAAB is at service, but that will > not ease Your pain. The low-rpm-engine (like a modern diesel) is nice, > the automatic-shifted driving also, the body too, but now, after the > second SAAB, it is time to change. > > Good luck 42.000 mls is far to short life for the turbo, there must have been some unattended problems. The turbo should last well over 100.000, and people here have reported twice as much. But there is a couple of do's and don't for looking after a turbo. The air-con-com is not made by Saab, mine is a little noisy (1993 9k) but it has been the same for the last 2-3 years and you can't hear it in the car, so I don't bother. Johannes

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