Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 21:08:41 +0300
From: "Keith" <>
Subject: Re: blue smoke

"john thompson" <> wrote in message news:yT%qe.21667$ > occasionally (maybe once a week or so) when i start my 2001 9-3 se i get > blue smoke from the exhaust, it very quickly clears up and the car seems to > be running fine, is this something to worry about and get checked out or is > it just fairly normal and nothing to worry about. My 2001 9-3 (75 000km) suffers from the same thing but not as often as once a week. I notice the "blue puff" maybe once or twice a month. I have the 2.0t Ecopower engine in my 9-3 and I found the below link that may explain the "Puff" Is this a problem with only the garret GT17 Turbocharger or are all turbos prone to the same problem? If there is a build up of sludge in the turbo forcing oil through the turbine seal, why does this puff not happen at every startup? keith

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