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Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 19:56:39 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Richard McBride" <>
Subject: Re: Average Turbo Engine life

It is not uncommon for the Saab 2 litre turbo engine to last for 200,000 miles (320,000km) without any major work at all. I had a T16S of 1990 vintage that had done 215,000 miles when I sold it, all without ever had an engine rebuild, and with the original turbo. As far as I know, it's still going strong. Oh, and it still produced 190 bhp on a rolling road test. Secret of long life - frequent oil changes, and synthetic oil. Richard England "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. > > The guy who is selling said it had to do with "percussion" tools when > changing the tires. > >

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