Date: 4 Nov 2002 04:18:40 -0800
From: (Grentarc)
Subject: Re: '87 Saab 9000 Turbo - Want to remove Anti Pollution Controll

Grunff <> wrote in message news:<>... > Grentarc wrote: > > I have recently aquired an '87 Saab 9000T (upgrading from an '87 Saab > > 900 GLE... it just ticked over the 400,000 KM mark...) and seeing as > > in Australia they only came with the engine at 118 KW, because of the > > APC. I would like to be able to remove this as then I would have the > > full 129 KW (and seeing as the max power is a lower RPM, this would > > give me better fuel economy) > > APC doesn't stand for Anti Pollution Control, it stands for Automatic > Performance Control. The APC is what allows the car to run 12-15psi, > regardless of fuel grade, while preventing knock. It consists of the APC > control box, knock sensor, solenoid valve, and a few other bits and > pieces. If you remove it, you'll have to set the turbo's maximum boost > to say 8psi, to be on the safe side. > > What anti-pollution measures are you referring to? I just realsised what it was - The Emmision Controll not Anti Pollution, which is what the guy selling me the car reffered to. It measures the exaust gasses and regulates the fuel accordingly. I was wondering whether just disconnecting the sensor will give all the power back, or it just sets it to a default setting, giving you less or equal power.

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