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Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:38:21 +0000 (UTC)
From: "O_P" <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 900T16 cylinder head -84...-93

Henrik B. <> wrote in article <QXAX9.1694$>... > O_P wrote: > :: I'm planning to get a spare head for my saab and get it ported for > :: maximum airflow. > :: Now I'm asking if there are any differences depending on the year of > :: manufacture. > :: Which year model suites best for maximum power or are there any > :: particular years to stay away from? Any information about the > :: evolution of 16V head is valuable. > > If you want to tune your car (turbo I assume) then you need to get a 2.3-top > from a 9000-injection. The top will fit, but you'll also need the > inlet-manifold from a 900 2.1-litre. This will give you a much better > airflow (no porting needed). It also has bigger valves. > > Good luck on your project. > > Cheers! > > Those parts (2.3L head and 2.1L inletmanifold) would be somewhat rare and expensive, at least when compared to the 2.0L head. Should the head be from a turbo engine or are there differences between NA head and turbo head? Valves? Camsaft? And what about the camsaft cover, do I need to use one from the 2.3L. There might be trobles in yearly inspections whith the cover stating 2.3L. I'm not after extreme power increase despite the erroneous statement of "maximum power" in my first message. Because there was no response about the 2.0L 16V turbo head evolution between years -84 and -93 I must assume that the head remained same that period. Thanks O_P

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