Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 00:56:20 +0200
From: "ben.g" <"ben.gurion(NO SPAM !!!)"nopsamnet>
Subject: some 900T16 questions...

Hi there, got a few questions regarding my =B488 900S Turbo 16V: 1. the exhaust manyfold has a little crack of about 1,5 centimeters, which is pretty visible, but seems not to be leaking so far. I=B4ve been told welding it was not possible, or would lead to even more cracks. True or not ?! 2. the turbo seems to be dying. it=B4s not been reaching the red apc-zone anymore for quite some time now, and even increasing the base-boost helped only a little while. By now the car is going _only_ 200km/h compared to a former 220 just month ago. Also the boost is quite unstable. When accelerating hard, you can see the needle jumping back and forth a little (2-3mm aprox.) and feel the change in accele- ration plus before i don=B4t do some of those bootings, the boost is _really_ weak. I guess a genuine Saab replacement turbo would break my neck, so does anybody know a cheaper place/way to get a new or rebuild turbo here in EUROPE ?! 3. My 900 seems to be a normal S model, with those 3-spoke rims, side panels, and so on...except for it=B4s strange big spoiler on the back, which is about twice as big/long as the normal ones, i=B4ve seen on _any_ other 900T. But it seems to be a genuine Saab part according to the label, plus the first owner (my neighbour) swears he bought the car new like this, and didn=B4t change anything on it. So what=B4s that nerdy spoiler of mine ? It makes me feel like having a big KENNWOOD sticker on my rear window... : ) 4. My heater (no AC) has only two postions: fry or freese. Even when it=B4s pretty cold outside, it=B4s almost impossible to adjust it to a decent level. The whole action of the heater knob is very spongy, and it takes a lot of attempts to open it from minimum just that tiny little bit, to get a medium heat. Does the 900 have something like a summer/winter valve some- where in it=B4s heating system, or is my heater valve just a wreck !? a lot of questions, i know..... ThanX anyway, ben

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