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Can someone help with this small problem that's come to light today.
I noticed that the needle on the boost gauge wasn't going more than, say, one fifth of the way into the yellow section. The car obviously felt sluggish and just didn't have any "pull".The engine runs fine and everything appears to be intact in the engine bay. I had hoped it was a pipe off somewhere but I really can't see anything amiss...although it has to be said I do have the technical knowledge of a....very un-technical person....
Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers,
Richard
 

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your on "Base Boost"
this could be a number of things...
check all the hoses especially the little ones for splits and they are all in the right place
check the hoses from the apc valve to the turbo and wastegate actuator

the next thing to check is the wastegate actuator itself there is a rod which should be attached to the wastegate... there is a pin that holds the waetegate to the rod..this often detaches itself
these are the easy /cheap things...

good luck
 

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Thank you Coyote...
I'll have a look in daylight hours. If it IS the loss of the retaining clip at the end of the actuator lever....will there be any loss of adjustment in the base boost as a result? Been reading Bill J's website, you see...It goes into detail of exact turns to achieve correct boost etc...do I have to worry about any of that stuff...or will nothing have changed when the clip is replaced?
 

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All fixed!
It seems it WAS the clip at the end of the actuator rod....although the local main dealer wanted £400 to take the turbo off to get at it as they said it was seized-in.
It transpires,however..surprise..surprise, that the clip was just missing and NOT seized-in...as my Saab specialist mechanic later informed me that day. Needless to say, the job was done in 3 minutes 44 seconds - for FREE!
The Service Manager at the dealership latterly asked me the question..."What possible reason could the mechanic have had for lying?"
I think we ALL know the answer to that one...
 
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