Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 00:54:57 +0400
From: "**.**" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 90 Turbo -- Can you do a Turbo-otomy

To give you some idea I'm 19 and have a 1992 Saab 900 Turbo, it runs approximatly 20psi of boost and pushes around 240bhp at the flywheel. 202bhp at the wheels. My Girlfreind is 18 and quite happily trundles around in it at 30mph (and gets much better fuel economy than I do). If you daughter wants to go fast she will, no matter what car she's in. Its safer to do 70mph in a 60 in a Saab than in pretty much any other car. If you remove the turbo then the car does not run full stop. The compression in the cylinder compression is just too low. You can pull the APC solenoid (connector not solenoid) and it will act as a light pressure turbo. But I wouldn't bother. As for operation and maintenence, speaking for mine I service it (change the oil, filter, clean the induction kit, drain and refill the coolant and check the compression) every 3500 miles, but thats mainly because it runs such high boost and gets driven in a 'spirited' manner. Normal 900 Turbo's are fine between the saab recommended service periods. As for operation, well the only operational problems I've ever had are being stopped 8 times in one night by the same police cars, but then you could blame the car for that (its lower and louder than a normal saab) "juanm105" <> wrote in message > Hi: > > I was looking at a great 1990 Saab 900S Turbo today. Body in great shape, > leather interior in great shape and it runs fantastic. It has 122,000 miles > on it. > > The used Saab dealer says that the Turbo can be disconnected. Is that so? > > Why would I want to do that? I am trying to get my teenage daughter a car > and I want a Saab. I drove the Turbo and I was really impressed with its > handling and acceleration and power. So much so, I worried that it was too > much power for a teenager. > > So the question: Can the Turbo be disconnected and if disconnected how well > does the car run without it? > > Also, what operational and maintenance issues are there with a 1990 Turbo. > > > Thanks > > > Juan >

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