Date: Thu, 03 Dec 1998 09:32:12 GMT
Subject: Re: best spark plugs and wires for 87' 900 SPG

In article <744kvo$d20$>, "hisjr" <> wrote: > i'm doing a tune up this weekend on my own. looking for the best spark > plugs and wires for my saab. its an 87 SPG. i've been told to buy NGKY's, > but my cousin told me a mechanic friend of his said that they only run well > in japanese vehicles. Only run well in jap cars? Thats strange since I have used NGK plugs in every car I have owned, all of them European. Use the NGK plugs and make sure you get the ones in the nice gold packet not the standard orange ones which don't last as long for some reason. >i was considering buying bosch or split fire triple > platinum. i was also considering split fire wires. please help, i > would like to do this tune up this weekend 12/5. Look buy the NGK's. These are the plugs that SAAB themselves would use when servicing your car. Don't waste your money on fancy wires, especially that hot wire crap I keep seeing advertised. I have Bourgicord wires in my car and they work fine. Magnecors would also be a good choice. > also i would like to get > a k&n air filter. does k&n make an air filter for the SPG. Yes, and make sure that its just the replacement element for the original air box. You will gain nothing (probably loose power) by replacing the original air box with a cone filter. Mind you I have heard that the k&n will only give a 2hp advantage over standard filter. > all help really > is appreciated. > > Thanks, look here are my number 1 & 2 tips for tuning your turbo. 1) Make sure the ignition system is working in tip-top condition. For some reason the SAAB is especially sensitive to a bad set-up, so while you are at it replace the cap and rotor arm at the same time. If possible take the car to a proper tuners that has something like a SUN analyser so they can see what is going on with each cylinder. 2) Take off the intercooler and all the associated pipework and give them a good clean. You will be amazed how much crap collects inside the intercooler and on its leading face (the bit you can't see when its on the car!). My own intercooler looked like a cow had done one on it. It took me over an hour to clean it up to its original condition. Do both of these and I guarentee you will be amazed by the difference. P.S. Don't damage those pipes! they cost an arm and a leg to replace. NJH. -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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