Date: 29 Sep 2001 16:26:28 -0700 From: sosbcnopsam.saabnet.com (Saabster) Subject: Re: OG 900 -- how far do you push the tach?
I've 85 900 8v--same engine as yours--and when the temp is at normal and I'm driving on the highway, I do tend, once in a while, to creep up near the redline, shifting at up to 6000, but generally I shift before 3500. If you're merging into highway traffic sometimes you just have to get the engine up there. As for wishing you had a turbo, let me suggest that you consider some modifications: intake, exhaust, camshaft, and a few pressure regulator. http://www.saabperformanceparts.com has a bunch of goodies that will turn your 8v N/A into an Acura destroyer. Saabster 85 900 8v 120k miles jw <johnwebster1nopsamhlink.net> wrote in message news:<3BB35CF5.BA770C6nopsamhlink.net>... > Bob wrote: > > > From my perspective - have fun and let her rip! Just don't grind or force > > the gears!. > > Thanks for the info. I have been letting her rip a lot more > lately. Why, just this morning I almost blew doors on an Acura > that's only 3 yrs. old. My car is 17 years old and turns better...;) > > I'll shift at 4000 rpm if I'm really trying for speed. I guess > I won't worry about shifting higher. > > And no, I NEVER grind the gears and I check/change all fluids > regularly, inc. gear box. > > -jw