Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 22:43:56 +0000
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Turbo Problem?

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 02:21:34 -0000, "kingdoodlesquat" <> wrote: >I'm looking into buying an old 900 turbo (for some nostalgia) & have found >what I think is a relatively good one, but the only thing that puts me off >is that I discovered what I think is an oily residue on the end of the >exhaust pipe (a black liquid with the consistency of water). Is likely to be >the turbo bearings on their way out, something more serious with the engine >or nothing to worry about? The car drives really well, the boost is fine & >there doesn't seem to be any undue sounds coming from the engine, > >tia, > >kds :-) > Sounds like soot and water to me. Both normal by-products of burning petrol. Have a look at the tail-pipe of another car that's recently been started from cold and check if that has the same stuff. Cheers, Colin.

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