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Turbo trouble ..

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Hi there …

A very strange problem guys and need your help here …

my 9 5 is 1998, 2.0t … I have contacted the SAAB service place here in Jordan regarding some smoke comes out of the exhaust, they justified that due to some carbon in the engine, the guys here in the forum advised me to do some engine flushing, which worked that day and I would say I had my engine cleaned comparing to the smoke got out.

The guy who made the engine flushing advised me to get red of the car, he insisted that the models from 1998 – 2000 have so much troubles and defaults, and further more he told me that my car will keep on annoying me with the problems will appear (if any one knows about those defaults please help !!)

Then I went to an old friend of mine who was a SAAB engineer before but he is not
any more, I explained the problem for him, then he told me that my turbo is dieing, and I should start to think of a replacement, he explained the problem telling me that the smoke I see Is a burned turbo oil in the engine.

Something to mention here is whenever I push the engine fast there is a bad smell comes out like if something is burning …

I love my car guys, I bought a SAAB based on the durability it enjoys, tell me what to do ???
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hammodeh said:
Hi there …

I love my car guys, I bought a SAAB based on the durability it enjoys, tell me what to do ???
Change your mechanic!:roll:

Ok, smoke and smells, sounds like the PCV breather system to me, yes its a well known fault on our cars.

If the PCV system breaks down the engine cannot "breath" properly this can cause smoking, fumes and can eventually lead to sludge and engine failure.

So firstly check all your PCV hoses, this has been written about here a lot so try a search, replace any hoses that have split or become squashy.

Use a very good quality fully synthetic oil and change it at 6000 mile intervals at the very least (many of us use an engine oil flush too)

If its too late for the turbo, well thats still no reason the get rid of the car, infact its a great excuse for an upgrade ;)
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hammodeh said:
one thing i liked is the upgrade, is it possible now at this stage after making sure that everything is going well ??? my car is 1998 and has done 109k km ??

Mine has 140k miles on the clock;)

Good luck with the pipes, plus you can get a turbo shipped to you internationally;)
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