1999 SAAB 9-5 Repair Question
1999 Saab 9-5 Heads or turbo???
1999 Saab 9-5 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles
I have been replacing hoses on my SAAB to repair a vacume leak/ loss of power/ compression problem I have been having.
I took my car on a test drive yesterday then without warning smoke started to billow out the tailpipe w a loss of power then died. No sound.
I coasted back to my garage then restarted the car without any problems accept that it is still smoking and has water dropplets out the tailpipe. (white smoke)
I checked the oil=no water or milky residue
I checked the coolant level=tiny bit lower but still in range
I checked the coolant resivour for gas "bubbles" coming up=none
My Question is....how do I know for sure whether my heads blew or it is my turbo without have a compression testing guage? Is there anything else I can check or look for?
remove exhaust catalytic convertor & check for oil residue in exhaust side of turbo ,also remove spark plugs & look if piston tops look wet ,if wet replace headgasket .sound like a gasket problem cause pressure to build up in cooling system .
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Head Gasket "ABSOLUTELY" ...
I am 99.99% positive.
Sorry for the bad news.
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