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: Oil pumping...

12th June 2002, 10:55 PM
Does the mechanical oil pump restrict flow when the engine isn't running?

I ask because I'm thinking of adding an electric oil pump to cool the turbo after I turn the engine off.

Carl Hernandez
13th June 2002, 09:54 AM
From the diagrams in the SAAB repair manuals it appears to allow for movement.
Don't bother to add and additional oil pump, just let the engine idle for 15-30 seconds before shutting down the engine.
Does the same thing but costs nothing.

13th June 2002, 11:07 AM
I thought all 900t owners did the 'idle for 15-30 secs' thing before & after driving. You'd be mad not too
It tells you to on the manufacturers sticker on the drivers sunvisor on mine.
Also I suggest not using full boost until the engine's warm & some of us on here try not to use boost @ all for the last km of a journey
I'll stop ranting now


'88 900 T8 Auto
Be patient my young padowin apprentice!

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13th June 2002, 11:50 AM
Well, I'm young and foolish, so I'd rather be able to ride the turbo hard right into the parking lot, jump out and not destroy my engine, even if it costs a few bucks.

Plus I'm a sucker for gadgets and I like building things...

13th June 2002, 05:22 PM
Can't fault you there
A man &amp; his gadgets can never be parted, I mean, why would we be driving Turbos otherwise?