Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 22:06:41 -0500
From: "bigfoot" <>
Subject: Re: turbo question (85 900 16v)

Let me ask you this - how much was the repair? I assume your turbo was hosed, but did it require a complete valve job, new head, anything major like that? I heard the tappet noise, and stopped the car immediately, and it has not been restarted since. Nothing seized, thank God. A person <Almostnopsamend> wrote in message news:EYPN2.1175$ >I can concur with Eoin. It is your oil pump. The same thing happened with my >85 900T last year. As soon as I heard the valve tappet noises I knew there was >no oil circulating. It turns out there was a blockage in the oil pump intake. >Do NOT run your car in this condition. I had to tow mine 300 km to get it >serviced properly at a Saab mechanic who knows the car. Best of luck to you. > >

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