Date: 13 Sep 2006 04:27:34 -0700 From: "p digital" <phillipdyenospaml.com> Subject: new 95 saab 900se coupe, five speed owner
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. 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??