Date: 5 Feb 2003 07:47:12 -0800
From: alancemornopsamo.com (Lance Morgan)
Subject: Stock BHP for 91-93 2.1L 900 "i"? WAS Re: I think the turbo is working.


"Christian" <christianbnopsamail.com> wrote in message news:<aFE%9.12197$RZ.136951nopsamfep4-win.server.ntli.net>... > "Paul Halliday" <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message >> After my first 900 turbo, > the > > injection was a real surprise - it can't quite keep up with a boosting > 900, > > but catches up pretty quick. > > Paul > > Has your 900i had an engine transplant? > > No N/A 16V in '85, not in UK anyway. I found the 16v OK, more refined and > slightly perkier than an 8v, but I had better low down torque with my 8v. > Top speed wasn't much higher either. > > The gearing and aerodynamics of the 900 don't help as the same (130hp) motor > in the 9000 could crack 120.. > > > > > > 1985 900i 16V > > 1989 900 Turbo S > > http://pjgh.go.dyndns.org/saab/index.html > > Found one source that stated 103 kW, or 138 HP. But the US "S" is rated at 140 HP, so that didn't seem right. Also thought I'd once seen the 91 "i" was a non-cat and rated at 150 BHP (but I may be confusing it with a NA 2.3L 9000), and then maybe HP went down in 92 & 93 w/the cat? Does the i use the same exhaust manifold and downpipe as the S?

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