Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 11:45:36 GMT
From: KeithG <>
Subject: Re: 9000 clutch into 900 8v turbo.

Thanks, Tom! Also, Isn't the timing mark not in the same place on the C900 vs the 9k. If so, this would require scribing a mark in the right spot on the 9k flywheel when installing it in a 900. KeithG Saabtech wrote: > "Tony Aalvik" <aalvannopsamedu> wrote in message > > >>To accompany engine performance upgrades on a 900 8 valve turbo, I >>have heard of the practice of installing a flywheel and clutch from a 9000 >>model. I would like to hear from someone who is familiar with this >>practice as far as level of difficulty, parts that are needed, and >>essential steps to consider in performing such a conversion. Would >>it matter if the flywheel and clutch were from a 2.0L or 2.3L engine, are >>there problems to deal with such as proper engagement of the starter, and >>are there WWW sites posted addressing such a conversion? I suspect >>the flywheel should be lightened. >> >>Thanks for any knowledgeable replies, >>Tony > > You need a pre 93 9000 2.3 turbo clutch and flywheel, don`t forget the quill > shaft support bearing, its a straight forward swap. The 90 to 93 900 16v > turbo clutch is not far behind in terms of size. Lightening the flywheel > should be carried out by someone who knows exactly what they are doing, as > flywheel failure can be disasterous. It is debatable as to wether lightening > the flywheel on a turbo engine will be of any benefit, Regards Tom. > >

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