Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 12:47:49 +0100
From: "ian.bell" <>
Subject: Re: poor  acceleration below 2500 rpm

I have a non-turbo 16v 900 SE (2.3l) and, although it is quick overall, it certainly doesn't shine below 2500 rpm. Everyone else who's driven it says it's a car that you have to keep the revs up on. Even fairly modest cars will get away from the lights quicker but when it gets to 3000rpm it's a different story. Having said all that mine does always run hot, not according to the temperature guage, but the aux cooling fan is always on when I finish a run. Ian Bell "Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message news:3aaffa04$0$42874$ > KeithG ( wrote: > : absolutely not! Mine is a rocket. Make sure that all vacuum leaks are > : plugged. Make sure that base boost is set correctly, make sure that the > : timing is set correctly. Make sure that the compression is ok. The goal at > : Saab was to have tons of torque everywhere in the rpm band. They succeeded. > : It has good torque everywhere and tremendous torque above 3k. A cracked head > : is not a 'normal' thing. What caused the cracks? Overheating, Too much > : boost? too low fuel pressure? > > Also, make sure they used the right head ??? Didn't the turbo head have > a different geometry? Or, did they do it with the pistons? > > Dave Hinz > >

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