12th June 2002, 11:55 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.
13th June 2002, 10:54 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, 12:07 PM
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, 12:50 PM
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, 06:22 PM
Can't fault you there
A man & his gadgets can never be parted, I mean, why would we be driving Turbos otherwise?