Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 12:50:24 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Looking for my next Saab


in article gjwCf.10419$wl.2519nospam.news.blueyonder.co.uk, Nasty Bob at speedypancakenospamail.com wrote on 27/01/2006 21:31: >> As an aside, some of the later model LPTs had an intercooler. They were >> rated to 170 BHP on the B234 engine variant. Just an ECU upgrade and it's > up >> to the 200 BHP or 230 BHP standard. The money Abbott (or whoever) charge > for >> ECU upgrades leaves me thinking it would be worth buying a crashed Aero > and >> swiping the box! > > Sorry to be so ignorant but.. > I have a work colleague who also has a 9000 LPT Saab. But his is a slightly > younger model (M reg) and looking at his engine, he has this extra "thing" > on the left hand side of his engine (as you stand looking at it with the > bonnet open). Is that an intercooler?? He keeps saying his is a "proper" > turbo, but he doesn't have the turbo boost gauge on his dashboard??????? > cheers! It doesn't sound like an intercooler. On the 9000, the intercooler is about 2' wide, by 1.5' tall and sits in front of the radiator. If you follow the intake pipe down the engine bay, it will disappear out to the front of the car. The aircon compressor is on the LHS of the engine bay. Some also got an oil catch tank, but I can't remember whether that is on the left or right of the engine back ... Duh! Silly me ... I know what you're talking about ... The smaller "radiator" sited next to the main radiator? It's an oil cooler. Paul Vart tog vägen vägen? SAAB : Nothing on earth comes close

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