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Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 09:20:55 -0500
From: "Gary M. Cornelisse" <>
Subject: Re: Turbo Problems '87 9000T

There are a number of reasons for a turbo to not reach maximum boost. Check for disconnected or cracked vaccuum hoses. Check to see that wastegate is adjusted correctly. The rod that connects the vaccuum controller to the wastegate may be adjusted too short causing the wastegate to leak or open prematurely. A cracked turbo housing is also a possibility. You usually can't see this unless you remove the whole turbo unit and inspect the inside of the exhaust end. Engine mounts will appear to be cracked. Unfortunately, you can't really see this until you've remove quite a bit. Usually the back mounts are the last ones to go. Check the front one first. Most times that's all you have to replace. I can do one in about an hour or two. You may want to start by removing the hood. Remove the two smaller skid bars under the car and put a hydrolic lift under the transmission with a block of wood between the lift and the trans. Do this carefully since the transmission is aluminum. Remove all the turbo hosing to get down to the mount. From here it's pretty easy. There are only a couple bolts holding the mount in place. Lift up the front of the engine with the car lift and you should be able to wiggle the mount out. If the mount is bad, you'll know. --- Gary M. Cornelisse Director of IT Brian <Bri451nopsamcom> wrote in message news:384CBDEE.DBBE72ABnopsamcom... > I have a 1987 9000T with a non-functioning turbo. The car runs just > fine, but only gets base boost. I was wondering what to look for when > correcting this problem. Also, I was wondering what it would cost to get > a new set of motor mounts put in as I think mine may be going. Thanks > for any suggestions. >

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