Date: 19 Nov 2006 16:49:44 GMT From: Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospaml.com> Subject: Re: Lifetime of Saab
On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 16:27:40 +0100, Greg Farris <farrisnospam.org> wrote: > In article <1163823344.249474.46450nospam2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, > smaartaassaabrnospaml.com says... > >>If it is in good shape then it is. The engines last forever. . . > > No they don't. > SAAB engines are no different from other engines in the category, and are > subject to the same wear and failure modes as their counterparts. If anything, > the turbocharged models run at typically higher IMEP and specific output, and > should thus be subject to greater wear. You are vastly oversimplifying things, and quite honestly, you're dismissing careful engineering and lumping everyone's design criteria together. This is unfair to Saab's engineers, and incorrect.