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Date: 27 Aug 2006 08:51:53 -0700
From: "R. Frist" <>
Subject: Re: Suggestions for C900T oil change?

Charles wrote: > I have been driving and changing oil in C900 Turbos since 1994. They > recommend disabling the ignition and cranking the engine until the oil > pressure comes up before enabling the engine to start in order to > prevent damaging the turbo. It seems to take quite a while to get that > pressure up, but it is not unbearable. > Who are they? I have been changing oil in Saab turbos since 1985 and never heard of such a thing. Its hard to image any damage being done to a cold turbo that will be barely turning in the five seconds or less that an idling engine takes to reach operating oil pressure after an oil change. I would be more concerned about the extra wear on the starter.

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