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My 2010 93X died after driving it off the dealer's lot.

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My 2010 93X died...

My 2010 93X died after driving it off the dealer's lot. smoke plumes in the back, engine idled badly and died, power steering went out and check engine light wen't on. car has 85k on it - no accidents, one owner.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Stayed on

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

2010 saab 93X

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 9-2X yourself? What have you tried so far?

It s a 9-3x and no, i had it towed back to the dealer for repairs.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I just bought the car

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Car
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Auto Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 8 months ago
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Experience: Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering, worked 8 years as a Formula 1 engine engineer.
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Hello

for it to suddenly start smoking its either burning oil or coolant - or its running very rich

if the smoke is blue then its oil

if the smoke is white its coolant

if the smoke is black / grey its overfuelling

the 1st thing to do is plug in a scan tool to pull off the fault code as this should point towards the issue

let me know what you find

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