Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 23:59:06 +0800
From: "Mike Williams" <>
Subject: Re: 88  900  Autotrans Problems/Eriksson plug

Justin Can you elaborate on your advice of swapping a 5 speed manual when your autotrans stops ? My 86 900 turbo is on its death bed and I thought of a manual change over but dismissed it as I thought that it would be way too expensive given all the extra things that you would need to include in the change over. Any thoughts ? Mike Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet> wrote in message > I know nothing personally of 900 automatics having never owned one, > but my mechanic's sentiments back up this guy's 100%. I listened to > him complain for about two hours once on how bad CRS does with its > rebuilds, and that he swore he'd never buy another "factory rebuilt" > again. The worst story he had to offer was some poor guy with a > '90 900T who had a rebuilt tranny installed (by my mechanic) and > didn't even make it home before it died... that's pathetic. > > Personally, if you like the car, the next time the tranny goes have > a mechanic swap in a 5-speed transmission. The 5-speeds are not > the best in the world in terms of reliability, but you should get > a solid 100k out of one, and with care 150k or 200k is certainly > possible... my '85 900T got 190k out of its, and my '87 SPG 160k. > (those are the only two I've ever had to replace) > > I'd also look into this Eriksson Industries place... I've never > dealt with them, but I've not heard a single bad thing said about > 'em - on the contrary, I've heard much high praise... > > -Justin

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