Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 16:45:57 -0800 From: "fingerpie" <fingerpienopsamt.net> Subject: Re: 84 900 turbo apc engine swap HELP!!!!!!
Well I have an 85 900 8 valve parts car, with only 60,000 miles (was wrecked). Runs great. My Turbo is leaking oil really bad, and the crankshaft pulley snapped, which I just replaced 2 summers ago. So I figured that since I do not have special tool required for the crankshaft pulley and I would need to pull the engine any way I would sacrifice the Ponies for reliability. So I decided to swap motors and slowly rebuild the turbo motor. This also gave me the opportunity to replace the power-steering rack, and cv axles. And I now have a motor that does not leak oil or coolant, and doesn't need the valves adjusted in a big way. So if you know where I can find a good kit to rebuild the Turbo, and the original motor for a good price, I will someday re-unite the pair. :) Hope this is an acceptable answer as I know that what I did is quite blasphemes, but when your broke your broke. P.S. Thanks for all of your help guys. KeithG wrote in message <9t3q3s$rgc$1nopsam.atl.mindspring.net>... >OK, > >The APC will have no effect on a NA engine as all it does is regulate the >turbo wastegate. It is a shame that you castrated the car, but necessity >sometimes dictates that other things must happen. I would not try to put the >turbo on the NA engine as its compression is too high and abnormal >detonation may ensue. I also do not know if the distributors are different, >but stay with the one that came on the NA engine. Why did you have to >replace the motor? > >KeithG > >"fingerpie" <fingerpienopsamt.net> wrote in message >news:QodJ7.964$sb6.109074nopsam.uswest.net... >> Thank you! You have saved my life. My wife is about to kill me as it has >> been down for 2 weeks now. Also do you know what affect the APC unit will >> have on a non-turbo engine, as I was only able to get a non-turbo and my >> turbo is shot (bad seals), so I am not going to put it on the new motor? >> >> Thanks >> KeithG wrote in message <9t3m9r$qm0$1nopsam.atl.mindspring.net>... >> >This is an 8V NA car, but it should be close. Many pics of the engine bay >> >(clean, too) >> > >> >http://hometown.aol.com/darenius/85SAAB/85SAAB.html >> > >> >This one may also have a link >> > >> >http://www.nospam/techhelp_index.htm >> > >> >this one, too >> > >> >http://web.inter.nl.net/users/nospam/toppage1.htm >> > >> >Good luck >> > >> >KeithG >> > >> >"fingerpie" <fingerpienopsamt.net> wrote in message >> >news:axcJ7.178$sb6.93620nopsam.uswest.net... >> >> Help Please, >> >> >> >> I recently started swapping motors on an 84 900 turbo apc. I did not >take >> >> pictures when starting and am having trouble remembering how the wiring >> >> went. Does anyone have any under the hood pictures that may help me >with >> >my >> >> dilemma? If so could you post or reply to this message. >> >> >> >> Thanks in advance >> >> Bill >> >> >> >> >> > >> > >> >> > >