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Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 09:28:56 -0400
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospamove this to reply to'>
Subject: Re: Average Turbo Engine life

"R. Frist" <> wrote in message > Interested in Saab <> wrote in > message > news:<2004102215563616807%particularistElevenIDONTLIKESPAMnospamlcom>... >> How long does a turbo engine last, in terms of milage? >> >> I am considering buying a 2000 Saab 9-3 hatchback with 68K km's. It >> has a 2.0 Litre Turbo engine. >> >> Also the lug nuts on the wheels are rusted. A friend of mine told me >> that this because the car might have been sitting in the snow and the >> rust peeled the chrome off. >> > > In my experience Saab turbos are very reliable. It may depend on how > they are driven and how often the oil is changed. One should always > let the engine idle for at least 10 seconds before shuting it down. While following this advice will not hurt anything, it really is based on old procedures from before the turbos were water cooled. Nowadays, it is OK to shutdown a modern SAAB turbo engine once you have parked the car. Reving any engine just before shutdown is a bad idea. -Fred W

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