Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 11:04:41 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: new 95 saab 900se coupe, five speed owner


p digital wrote: > i am a recent purchaser of a 900se turbo. i want to find out what other > owners average on gas. its my first turbo and i am live in washington > dc, so its more or less urban driving. even when i don't try to keep > my foot in the pedal, i am only averaging about 16.8 miles to the > gallon! barely two hundred miles to a full tank...(14 gallons!) i > haven't changed the plugs or wires yet....but any suggestions! other > than that the accelerations is instant with not too much turbo lag...a > little around 1.8 -2.2 on the rpms. > Not too good. I get up to 32 mpg on the highway, mid 20's around town. Of course, it is inversely proportional to how hard you press the fun pedal, and being a new turbo owner, you're probably going for maximum fun a lot. ;-) > another questions is i blew a radiator hose and dumped all my coolant. > immediately pulled over and the car never over heated. replaced the > hoses and everything is fine..the only thing that seems different > is.....when i am idleing, my turbo stays midway engaged on my > guage....when i am going through the gears and the clutch is engaged, > it will drop all the way down to the left or into the white....which > you would assume when i am parked at a light, why would the turbo guage > still says it midway into the yellow? is this normal. the turbo seems > to work fine other wise, with immense pull in second and third and > fourth gear as well! > > any thoughts?? > That's not right. It sounds as if the waste gate is stuck closed. There is a dump valve that gets actuated when you press in the clutch. -- -Fred W

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