Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:46:29 +0100
From: "Pidgeonpost" <>
Subject: Re: Massive Loss of Oil... Did I kill her? (loooong)

"Grunff" <> wrote in message news:430d822e$0$3295$ > Chris Campbell wrote: > >> A few days ago I installed an MBC+A in my beloved '94 Saab 9000CSET (An >> MBC is a manual boost controller, for those of you who aren't performance >> savvy... I bought it to replace a bad BPC so I'd get stock boost levels >> again). > > I'd like to take this opportunity to ask a question (and I'm not having a > go Chris, honest). Why do people install MBCs on APC equipped Saabs? What > exactly is the point? > > >> I babied her the 25 or 30 miles to my college and all along the way I was >> VERY nervous, almost like I could feel her pain. > > Ouch. That's a fair distance to drive with a dry top end. > > >> So, My only question is this: Did I do irreversible damage having driven >> 25 miles down 2-3 quarts of oil? (It was Mobil 1 if that makes a >> difference) > > Well, the good news is that the bottom end will be just fine. The bad news > is your turbo's fried, and you may have damaged the camshaft + bearings. > > At the very least you're going to need to replace the turbo bearings (that > whine won't get better). You may or may not need to do some work on the > head - that remains to be seen. > > BTW, that noise you were hearing was the hydraulic lifters run dry. There > may also have been some chain slap, since the hydraulic chain tensioner > would have also run dry. > > -- > Grunff more suggestion for when you've fixed her up... ...don't let your friend near her again...! :o)

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