Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 10:06:50 GMT From: "Marko" <marko.alatalonopsamaruukki.fi> Subject: Re: Carlsson Performance.
Hi Andy, >Having just purchased my second Saab (a 1990 900 Carlsson) I'm very >impressed with the cars performance however I know that more power can >safely be extracted from the under stressed engine for little financial >outlay. Congrats ! You are right about the performance, it can be extracted, but how safe thatīs the question. If you ask Saab, the answer is no. Carlsson is one of the highest output classic Saabs ever sold. >Under hard acceleration the Turbo dial never enteres the red, it never >leaves the orange. I know there is a limiter but I feel this big kick as the >turbo is on full boost and then .................. nothing, the turbo cuts >out. Can this be altered without comprimising reliability ? I think there is something wrong with it now. Since it is a Carlsson it should go about 1/4 over the red without any mods. Check all the vacuum hoses, base boost and max pressure. 1/4 red is about 0,85bar (12,5psi) and that should be max for the Carlsson. Donīt do any mods if you are not sure about the condition of the engine. Plugs, oils, filters, hoses etc. >Any 900 T16 owners increased performance on a tight (ish) budget ? >Can the turbo boost pressure simply be increased ? Yeesh... Check this : http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Cliffs/2661/apc/apcboxadjust2.html But like I said, first make sure that everything is in right order. Good luck Marko Finland