Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 12:36:26 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <>
Subject: Re: HELP!!! My Saab is smoking.

Ken Washington wrote: > > Benny, > > The $2800 for a rebuilt turbo sounds ridiculous. I think your dealer has > been sitting out in the Arizona desert too long. Check the Saabnet > Bulletin Board at > You can find mail order companies that will sell you a rebuilt turbo for > a lot less than $2800. Several years ago I had an 83 900T. I checked > with a local company here in Maryland, and they gave me a price of $577 > for a rebuilt. Another source to check with might be Goldwing Saab at $2800 is definitely preposterous. A new factory turbo, from Saab, is grossly overpriced at about $1200. You can buy a brand-spanking new Turbonetics T3 for about $800. Most places will rebuild yours for $400 to $600. A used turbo from a late-model, low-mileage car should not cost more than $300 - most places charge about $200. I don't have a number on hand, but I would talk to the folks at Camelback VW/Saab in Arizona - they will probably be able to get a turbo to you for a fraction of your original quote - and, they're even in your state! :) -Justin

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