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Well my dump valve jsut arrived from Elk, alot bigger than I expected.

This is my attempt at one of these, can anyone help with a few instruction steps???

Any information (or links to sites) would be greatly appreciated.

Ideally I would like to have a step-by-step list of the best order to do things... I am being very careful as I only just got my car. Any pics of existing fitted ones would be REALLY good, to show what I am aiming for.

Its to a 9000 CSE 2.3t LPT.

Thanks in advance.

Dave.
 

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No it doesn't look good. It's time to polish the rest of the engine bay as it spoils the site of one Beautyfull Dump valve .

Someone with Experience in polishing enginebays will be here soon to give you some advice......
 

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It does work, but as its a LPT it does not make much of a noise, also I have a very low boost pressure (as said by me Saab garage), its gettting sorted out June 10th by my local garage, along with its full service.

Yes it dont look pretty, as I only got the car a couple of weeks ago and I am just stating to work on it.

Next stop, Elk stage 2 upgrade.
 

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Dave, did they say how they would sort out the low boost problem? My dad's LPT (which lives not a million miles from you) also suffered from low boost and I had to adjust the wastegate all the way up to get it nearly to spec. I think it needs a new wastegate actuator, which I'll probably take with me and fit next time I'm there.

Let us know what the garage says. Is it a main dealer (i.e. Agnew's)?
 

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the vac hose onto the dump valve is carbonising and won't last[/b]
I know what u mean... the top of it broke off when I removed the old plastic valve, leaving a small seqment of hose on the old valve. I am going to order some silicone hose and fit it when it goes to get tuned up.

As for the lower pressure prob, this was mentionned by the previous owner (when it was a company car). As it was a company car as was "owned" by a finance place who also did the servicing, I am starting to suspect they turned to boost pressure down to stop it being raked about. Just before I bought the car it went to Saab for some work (I dont know what they did but it had a new red injection cover plate fitted (not a mechanic, dont knwo what its called). They mentionned on the report it had l;ow boost pressure, but did not do anything about it.

My local Saab Specialist (S.Smith who is highly recommended) is going to give the car a "tune up" and raise the boost pressure for me. I am now looking at Elks stage 1 conversion and my next venture, which I take it will replace the APC Solenoid, and bring me up to a FPT.

The dump valve actually does not make much noise (perhaps a good thing) woudl I be right in saying a low boost pressure would account for this?

P.S - for the record, this is me pride and joy...



Needs alot of work (inc washed) but compared to the state I got it in its doing ok.
 

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Nice car, Dave.

Yes, the low boost pressure would leave your valve with very little pressure to release and so make it rather quiet. Bringing the boost up to spec. should make it a bit louder and the Speedparts Stage 1 would make it louder still.

I'm not sure anyone this side of the water would know that the term "raked" in the context you use it in means "driven hard" or "thrashed".
 

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Ahhh sorry, bit of NI slang kicking in. Rake, as in "rake the hell out of it", as you gathered, is pushing something, or int he case or a car, driving it hard.

No doubt I will keep you informed of future progress.

Last thing... anyone know where to get flaps cheaper than the main Saab dealer? They wanted £42 per flap (over £160 for the set!)....
 

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Originally posted by Dave_NI:
[qb]Rake, as in "rake the hell out of it", as you gathered, is pushing something, or int he case or a car, driving it hard.[/qb][/b]
I just thought I'd mention it because the first (and, I think, last) time I used the term over here I got some very funny looks
 

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quote:
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Originally posted by Neil(CS2.3T):
Like when you tell people you've got three wains.  
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Indeed...  [/b]
Ahh.. Wain or Bairn...
 
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