Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 02:25:14 GMT From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Oh god, what do I do about the C900 Cab.
"Sleeker GT Phwoar" <carl.robsonnospamcing-czechs.com> wrote in message news:MPG.1d49a4926068db0398b1c4nospam.individual.net... > In article <42DE5286.1D1CFF7Enospamail.com>, > rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com says... > > > But yes, if no intercooler, increased intake temps from higher boost > > > will cause detonation, in extremes, blown headgaskets at best. At worst, > > > melted pistons. > > > > Indeed. I've heard of it happening. > > > The Celica GT4 club guys thought all Saabs were LPT, because they saw > the small C900 intercoolers. They didn't get it that the LPT ones (c900 > at least) never had intercoolers. > > I explained that Saab actually equiped a basic UK FPT 900 16v with 12PSI > and a 9.0:1 compression ratio, and had been doing so since 1884, unlike > their 6-8PSI (depending on gear) High pressure models. I also explained > that Saab engines with better intercoolers also push lots more boost > through the standard engine internals once tuned. > -- Wow, since 1884, must have been impressive in the day :)