Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 17:48:42 GMT
From: Harvey White <>
Subject: Re: smoking 2001 9-3

On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 11:14:54 -0400, used <> wrote: >I occasionally get cloud of blue smoke on startup. >Dealer says this is normal for turbos. I'm told by the dealer that the ignition system puts one final spray of fuel on the top of the pistons, for whatever reason, it may be easy start, it may not. This is automatic and cannot be defeated. The initial puff of smoke you see is due to that. I understand that continuous white smoke or continuous blue smoke (water into the cylinders or oil into the cylinders) is the real problem. >Am I being snowed. From what I read, some turbos have been replaced at this stage. If this is a warranty replacement, it's a different situation from the "you pay" situation. From the reaction of your dealer, it might still be in warranty, perhaps not. Harvey

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