Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 14:11:14 +0200
From: Peter Wilkins <wilkinsp_nospamnospamail.com.au>
Subject: Re: What is 9-5 Repair Record


On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 14:15:44 GMT, Johannes <johsnospamblackhole23102sizefitter.com> wrote : > > >Peter Wilkins wrote: >>=20 >> On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 21:00:22 -0400, Jo Anne Coyne >> <joannecoynenospamatico.ca> wrote : >>=20 >> >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.=20 > >White smoke =3D water vapour. >Blue smoke =3D oil burn. > >I thought that the sign of a failed turbo would be blue smoke. Me too, and when at a routine service I reported puffs of white smoke on acceleration, I didn't even suspect the turbo. However, the Saab dealer checked the car and said the turbo was part of a bad batch and was about to fail, so they replaced it under warranty. It was definitely white smoke, not blue, and it didn't look a bit like steam/water vapour. Anyone techo minded have any idea why? --=20 Regards, Peter Wilkins

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