My 01 Saab 9-5 3.0 is smoking out of the tailpipe apears to be white it will run fine then stall out i just replaced the turbo , So what would cause this headgasket or valve cover or something else .

Asked by Oct 05, 2013 at 01:31 AM about the 2001 Saab 9-5 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was told it could be air intake manifold valve cover gasket
or head gasket? What could it be please help!!!!

2 Answers


The gasket/gaskets might be the problem, you need to perform a compression test of the cylinders to pinpoint your issue......... better yet a leak down test......

Hi!iam pretty well sure it's your turbo.i had same problem with my 2000saab 95 .blowing white smoke out tailpipe.had it replaced ,smoke stopped but loss of power now.

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