Date: Wed, 07 Oct 1998 16:46:35 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: 1985 900T 16v Exhaust Manifold?

Joshua M.K. Masur wrote: > > I've got a cracked exhaust manifold on my '85 900 Turbo. > > I've tried the usual suspects that I know -- Goldwing, Saab Depot, and Volvo > & Saab Auto Dismantlers. Saab Depot has a '90, but no '85s; the others only > have cracked ones. > > So I've got two questions. > > First, anyone know whether the '90 manifold will work? Saab Depot seemed to > think there was a mid-year change in '85, but was that from 8v to 16v, in > which case I'm okay as long as I've got the 16? > > And second, anyone have any other suggestions on where to look? > > Thanks a lot. > > -- Josh. All exhaust manifolds for 16v cars should be the same. The one thing to check is that in 1990 most 900Ts got an EGR system which involved tapping into the exhaust manifold - your '85 doesn't have that tap, just a plug blocking it. Theoretically, you should be able to pull the tap out of yours and put it in another manifold, but doing so might be incredibly hard. So: You should be able to use the exhaust manifold from any 16V Turbo on your '85. If you can't locate one, let me know as I do have an extra from an '88 SPG. -Justin

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