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I have a 1999 saab 9-5 model and i have 195.000 miles on it i went with the 0 weight 30 mobil one synthetic motor oil on my oil change ran it 3,000 miles and just as i was about to change the oil again it started to vlow blue smoke out of the exaust and then as it runs longer it blows alot of white almost gry smoke out of the exaust last time it stalled and there was black oil coming from the exaust pipe, what happen what can i do to fix it

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    Had oil changed at Dobbs and they replaced oil with Mobile 10w30 synthetic oil and then we started having an oil leak. Are they related?

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Likely a turbo impeller shaft seal failure. If you want to confirm, pull the inlet to the charge cooler (driver's side, behind bumper cover 7mm clamp) If oil drips out you have a bad shaft seal in the turbo, if not I would perform a leak down test to insure rings are sealing adequately. (not a compression test) If this checks out, I would suspect valve seals. (not likely although it has happened). Head gasket failures are not typically as catastrophically smokey as you have described your car to be, unless the leak is also compressing the cooling system. I buy these cars all the time with this issue, only to replace the turbo and sell them for thousands more. Just my 2 cents...
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Sounds like it's time for a compression check. The head or gasket could be blown, and this test will confirm or deny this fact. Your smoke/steam and the oily residue are pretty good clues...accordianman

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