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I just finished swapping in my turbo for my 1999 2.3 liter, which fuses should I pull to be able to prime the system? (would fuel pump, starter motor, and unhooking the DI be enough?) thanks!
 

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yep, fuel pump fuse and unplug d.i. should do the trick. not even sure if you need to take out the pump fuse but for good measure, why not. i dunno if you have oil pressure or not, but if not, then crank until oil light goes out, then plug everything up and start it up.
 

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oh no!

well i primed it and everything was going good, I idled it for a little over half an hour and couldnt find any leaks yet (go me!)

when I first started it, there was definetly tapping/rattling/knocking, I figured it was the lifters not having oil because it had sat for at least a month, but the sound did not really get much quiter as the engine heated up, I took the car for a drive around the block and it definetly has some problems- it rev's really slow and has a hard time getting up past 3,000 rpm- it's way slow also

question: could the exhaust possible be clogged up due to the oil sent through? and how would I tell the difference between piston knock and the sound a timing chain would make (mine's pretty worn- 163k miles)

i'm off to buy more gas and do some more idling b/c its not done smoking yet but any help would be great- thanks!
 

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Did you ever drop the sump? If a turbo goes, it's always good practice to drop the sump to check for sludge. The turbo may have gone due to oil starvation. Many a good Saab Indie wont even fit a new turbo without a sump drop and clean. I would do the sump drop before you drive the car any more. A noisy top end can be indicative of oil struggling to lubricate due to a blocked strainer/pick up
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yep, I droppped the sump not too long ago, and I had messed when putting on the gasket sealent and all the oil rushed out a few weeks later killing my new (used) turbo I had put in a few months before that, I dropped it again and put it back to find the turbo dead- bought a refurbished turbo and installed it, now I cant remember what the engine sounded like before all this junk happened!
 
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Try disconnecting the battery. Sounds like maybe you didn't reconnect one of your exhaust sensors or some such also. Was it fine before the turbo blew?
 

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the battery was dead/disconnected for the whole time it was sitting, I got a new one in there now, i am pretty sure I only disconnected one exhaust sensor, and that is reconnected, it is possible that I damaged the one farther back, i will look into it
 

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how loud or pronounced is the knocking? better watch out, could be a rod knocking around. doesn't sound like there is any reason why it would, unless there has been something else wrong with it all along. having a hard time revving sounds like engine, not turbo. dunno what to tell you without hearing it or seeing it. video?
 
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