Date: 18 Jun 1999 04:55:02 GMT From: t1hirstnopsamcom (T1hirst) Subject: Re: Putting a '93 16V engine in my '86 Saab 900 Turbo
I can't say for sure, but I think its going to be just a tad more complicated than you expected. Don't quote me on this, but as far as just plugging everything in and expecting the wiring harness to still attach to everything and have all of the conrol shit work properly... ESPECIALLY the fucking computer; you might as well try bolting an old 99 engine in there. The '85 & '86 Had a 'hotter' cam that was tamed in later models. I think timing, APC and fuel/air controls would have changed accordingly in later models. I tried to do like what you are planning in an RX7 once, and had to strip it down to short block and switch everything on it over, which is what you may have to do....at least some of the shit on it anyway. I would just call or goto a SAAB dealer, ask for service, and 'pick' their brains a little. Kiss some ass and ask some intelligent questions. There is bound to be a guy thats been working on them for a long time that would be glad to offer some GOOD advise. Besides, everyone working by the hour is glad to stand around talking.