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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I noticed that a lot of light colored smoke was coming out of the exhaust. The car had consumed a lot of oil but I didn't notice any blue shade in the smoke as i looked in the rear view mirror (typically burned oil produces blue smoke). The car also produced significantly lower power than...
  2. 9-5 Workshop
    :o My Saab is a 2002 9-5 Linear Wagon 2.3t Auto with about 74,000 miles. The last time I drove it I felt a hitch while accelerating and saw a puff of smoke roll out of the back. I immediately pulled over and turned off the car. When I started the engine a heavy amount of smoke came out of...
  3. 9-5 Workshop
    I just installed a refurbished turbo on my 1999 9-5 4cyl. I followed all instructions on pre oiling bearing, crank engine w/o ignition, idle for 5min etc. All banjo bolts kept their seals, all looked good. Then I drove it, and power was off. Lots of blue smoke when under load. Afterwards...
  4. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    looking to replace my tdo4 on the viggen... seals went and do not want to go through a rebuild at the moment. wondering if anyone has an already rebuilt one or one in good condition. let me know.
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I drive a 54 plate 9-3 1.9TiD 120Bhp and the turbo seems to be a distant memory. I lost it after the really cold night that we had, -18 in my area. From this point it went, wasnt gradual it just went the next day i started the car. Since then it has driven really sluggish with the gas pedl to...
  6. 9-5 Workshop
    HI- Car: SAAB 9-5 v6 3.0 T year 2004 and 125,000mi. A month ago while on business I hopped in my car turned the key and... nothing. After several attempts, the car finally started but a big cloud of blue smoke got out of the exhaust. I was low on gas so thought that maybe some crap had gone into...
  7. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a 1999 Saab 9-5 SE. It started blowing blue smoke out the exhaust last week. I started reading up on here and sounded like the turbo was the problem. I looked around and this is what I found. There is no sign of oil in the induction system. Throtle body is clean. PCV system seems in fair...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I looked for a similar problem on Saab Central but I could not find a similar thread. Please excuse me if this has already been addressed. I have experienced a problem where after driving on the highway for more than 40 or 50 km, the turbo-charger fails to "kick in" (e.g., pedal on the floor...
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, This is my first post on the forum. Thanks to all who participate regularly, I've solved many issues with your help. My car is a 2004 9-3 Aero with a BSR kit (installed by previous owner). It's a commuter car, nearly 100% highway miles, and I'm just over 140,000 miles now. Video...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I have been following SaabCentral for over 5 months and found the postings useful, this is my first question I have laid out for you guys, please suggest.. thanks! I blew my turbo today I would like to find a direct replacement. I have no need of having hundreds of horsepower, I would...
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