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Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 09:27:06 +0100
From: t t <rednospamcom>
Subject: Re: 9-5 loads of smoke on startup?

> "redwood" <> wrote in message > > > Posting on behalf of a friend who has just acquired a 1999 Saab 9-5 > > 2.3t SE with 135,000 miles. The car drives well but when first start up > > there is plumes of bluish/grey smoke out the exhaust. > > > > The car has a full service history and receipts show that in November > > 2005 the valve stem oil seals were replaced. Last month work was > > carried out to check for an oil leak which was located to the cylinder > > head gasket. The receipts show the head was removed and sent for > > skimming, a new head set, filter, oil, and antifreeze. The car drives > > very well but for the smoke on first start up. According to the seller, > > the garage who did the head work said the smoke is due to the recent > > work and it will eventually clear its way through the system? I'm > > having doubts about this as the car has done a couple of thousand miles > > since the work and is still belching out smoke on start-up! > > > > I've done a quick search and found that smoke on first start up is a > > common problem with these engines. As its had new valve stem seals and a > > head set could it be the turbo seals? or the crankcase ventilation > > problems that I 've read about, but did that just affect the American > > market or also the UK? > > Is there a knocking at startup when cold? Red

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