1997 cse 2.3 lpt 133000 miles auto box.
I previously posted about problems with my car burning excessive oil ( due to a lack of intenet access couldnt apply to post till now ).
the story so far
i conclued that :
1. lots of oil on turbo air and intercooler pipes.
2. no. 1 sparkplug very heavy in oil other free looking normal (dd turbos in bradford confirming this to be symptomatic of a turbo problem)
3. blue smoke under acceleration
that i needed to get my turbo fixed.
To cut a long story short i bought a brand new garret core assembly unit with dd turbos shotblasting the old exhaust and air assembies saving some money.
fitted to car. still blue smoke
have driven 400 miles since new turbo and smoke is deffinately getting worse now.
the car is an oil alchoholic now and its not good.
engine idiling and performance is still excellent
today compression test
1. 12 bar (oily spark plug)
2. 11 bar
3. 11.25 bar
4. 12 bar
valve stem oil seals ?
Spoke to simply saab today very very helpfull. The guy after me asking him if he had any 2.3 engines available said that it is not heard of these engines failing like this and that most possibly i had perhaps a stuck oil scraper ring. suggestion engine flush and oil change which i did tonight. although it is perhaps slightly to early to fully come to a conclusion (20 miles travlleld) i dont think it has madfe any difference.
tonighti took the air intake pipe from air filter to turbo off.
at turbo end there is oil again ( i throughly cleaned pipe while fitting new turbo).
the air filter i am embarrased to say is looking very oldmust be at least 20-30 k miles old and seeing as i spent al my available free cash at the time on installing my new garrett turbo i couldnt renew it. ps ive only had the car 2 weeks on tues there.
Could the turbo be sooking oil from the rocker breather pipeinto itself because of a blocked air filter ? it is using up a lot of oil
i really am lost as to what is happening with my engine problem now.
i have priced up rings main bearing and a head kit totalling £210 approx but i really really do not fancy stripping my engine if i can help it.
Any experts out there who can englighten me i would greatly appreciate it