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I habe a saab 9-5 2.3t and when i start the engine white smoke comes out i dont what it is but i think is the turbo. does any body had the same proble

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    big-dog420 May 11, 2010

    Is this actually smoke or steam? what does it smell like? Are You loising engine oil?

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WHITE SMOKE MEANS ENGINE IS BURNING ANTIFREEZE.TURBO WILL SMOKE HEAVY BLUE WHEN TURBO SEAL FAIL.ALSO YOU WILL LOSE POWER.YOUR CAR IS TOO NEW.TO HAVE PROBLEMS.YOUR CAR SHOULD BE WARRANTY COVER.TAKE IT TO SAAB DEALERSHIP.LET THEM CHECK IT OUT.

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