Date: 30 Sep 1998 19:24:55 GMT
From: Bond <>
Subject: Re: Looking for 8V intercooler kit

Thanks for your comments, but I have a few questions... John <> wrote: : In article <6urqoa$610$>, Bond <> wrote: :> Can anybody can suggest places to look for an intercooler :> kit for my '84 900 turbo? I'd like to find a bolt on :> solution that doesn't require any fabrication. :> :> Thanks for any info. : Try a breakers yard you will need 3 pipes ;turbo to cooler, cooler to : manifold and possibly a new airflow meter to turbo hose. alsom the bottom : radiator hose may need changing and so may the horn on that side. Fitting : is fairly straight forward. I'm a bit skeptical that things will just bolt right up, since the 8v turbo *never* had an intercooler in the US. So all parts from a "breaker" will be from a 16v engine. I've already read elsewhere that those parts may not fit, and other parts will need to be fabricated in addition. Remember that the 8v engine has a completely different fuel injection system than the 16v engine. : advantages; a bit more economy possibly and the max boost may stay up : there longer before its cuts back by the .APC The max boost should be noticably higher. I already have the Group 6 APC box and a good exhaust system. : Disadvantages; Increased turbo lag due to the realy appauling gas flow of : the pipes and cooler. I can honestly say it won't be as much fun to drive : if you like that big turbo surge. I'm skeptical. Why has Saab been putting intercoolers on their turbo engines for almost 15 years? Because more boost can be utilized, and that is the really the only practical way to get much more power from these engines. I would like to hear more discussion on this matter, and more information as well.

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