Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 03:59:19 GMT
From: A <>
Subject: 9000 owner question

any experience with a leaky 9000 turbo. Seems that the oil is leaking onto my block (or the turbo itself (does it get that hot?)) and burning. any ideas? (Harv) wrote in > ...or how you don't need a water pump! > > Our 1993 CDE 2.0 16v machine has been through 215000 miles, when my > girlfriend had the excitement of driving when it went 'dodgy'. She > said that the steering went all 'funny' and was a pain to drive. She > decided it would be wise to attempt to drive home (~15 miles) as the > breakdown cover ran out the week before (oops!). When I looked at it > the auxiliary belt had turned into tiny rubber fragments, hence no > power steering/alternator/water pump. OK I think, replace the belt, > and hope it was driving over a campsite that loosened it. > > Oh dear, then I remember that driving 15 miles with no water pump is a > bad idea, and surely this would overheat the engine. In fact, surely > this would melt the head gasket, and the car would be a write off. > So I was valiantly downhearted but cheering myself up by seeing dodgy > carlssons going for 500 on ebay, and thinking I needed the turbo. > > Turns out mr. local mechanic changes the belt and the pulley(which > caused the belt break), and the bloody engine still works! Just the > ticking from the out-dated timing chain, still battling on. What on > earth will kill this engine? I can't use this as an excuse now to get > excited about the idea of comparing prices of a 735i, 280SE, or a 9000 > 2.3T...... > > Cheers

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