Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 01:39:52 -0500
From: Malcolm W. Mason <>
Subject: Re: First Time Turbo Buyer

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003 22:23:17 -0600, "Walt Kienzle" <> wrote: . Salesman said to idle 30sec after starting and 30sec before >> turning it off. What's the rationale for this advice? What additional >> maintenance is involved in owning a turbo? >> The Saab that I now have is non-turbo. However I have had two turbos and received the same admonitions as you re: start and stop. I agree with all that Walt said. This is what I did and had no turbo problems. The biggest problenm was years ago with a turbo Chrysler and with its light duty clutch and my penchant to "pop" the clutch when accelerating when already at speed ie to pass etc. I went through clutches about every ten K miles. Obviously, I did not own that car long. I would not anticipate that with you Saab. They have been matching clutches to the rest of the power train for a long time. Enjoy! And do as the man says! Malcolm

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