Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 00:54:07 +0100
From: "Paul J Johnson" <>
Subject: Re: B202S wrote in message <6u56v7$buu$>... >In article <>, > "Paul J Johnson" <> wrote: >> Hi! >> Recently bought a 1989 900 T in the U.K. - in great condition with 70K on >> the clock. >> However, its an 8V engine rather than the 16 you would expect for this year. <snip> >> (Scratches head and reaches for the Haynes manual...) >> >> Thanks in advance, >> P.J.J.J. > >The fact that your car has an intercooler is a sure sign that it is the >8-valve engine and the car is correct. The reason for this is that UK spec >low-pressure turbo's don't have an intercooler. I saw one the other day in >the garage and it had a mitsubishi turbocharger. The tech said that this had >needed replacing and mumbled lots of stuff about this particular make being >more expensive to get hold of and not as good as the garret. Aha! Thanks for that. Strange though - it's got a full service history and in the details in the front page of the book it says 16v....the guy I bought it off did mention summat about it being a limited edition of 200 to celebrate blah blah the 900 turbo's tenth birthday. Probably means they/he had an excuse to cobble something together out of spare parts... :) >P.S. The Haynes manual is absolutely useless for anything other than changing the oil. Yep. At least for the new ones you can buy in Halfords which have been seemingly printed on toilet paper. The old style 'Workshop Manuals' seem comprehensive enough... Cheers! P.J.J.J.

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