Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 14:15:44 GMT
From: Johannes <>
Subject: Re: What is 9-5 Repair Record

Peter Wilkins wrote: > > On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 21:00:22 -0400, Jo Anne Coyne > <> wrote : > > >What is everyone's experience/opinion about the cost of repair to these cars > >as they get older. I'm hearing horror stories about massive failures of > >turbo, water pump, engine, around 140,000 kilometres. I have a 1999 wagon. > > > From my 1998 9-5SE experience I think it is on a par with most other > makes, but certainly cheaper than my Subaru Liberty (Legacy?) > My turbo gave indications that it might fail (white smoke puffs) while > in warranty and was replaced free. White smoke = water vapour. Blue smoke = oil burn. I thought that the sign of a failed turbo would be blue smoke.

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