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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 14:32:54 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Oh god, what do I do about the C900 Cab.


Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > In article <42DA645D.DC5A2C55nospamail.com>, > rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com says... > >Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > > > >> In article <BEFFE742.1535D%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnospamyonder.co.uk > >> says... > >> >It's a LPT. No intercooler or APC solenoid atop the radiator. > >> >Easily changed into a FPT, of course ... > >> ><http://www.nospam/main/diy_main_lpt.htm> > >> > >> > >> It's a 9000 2.0 Eco that is local that I need to investigate (I believe > >> the 9000 LPTs can be uprated pretty much plug and play with an ECU > >> upgrade, I know for definate (I was pretty sure anyway) that the 900 is > >> an LPT. > > > >I've been told that 9000 2.0 lpts ( the ecos ) need the intercooler before > >you can up the boost pressure much. The story goes that the compressed > >intake air gets so hot that there's a danger of self detonation of the > >fuel-air mixture and a wrecked engine. > > > >Graham > > > > > > > I was under the impression at least on later ones, they got the > intercooler. It was only the early LPTs didn't. > > Later ones where the APC (Trionic cars I think) was no longer seperate > had the intercooler, and a ECU swap effectively brings them to full > power. Neither of my 2.0 lpts with trionic have an intercooler. '93 and '94 model years. Oh actually I haven't looked that closely at my 'new' '94 model yet but I didn't notice any extra plumbing. > 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. Graham

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