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Okay, so Thurs. I am going to begin the replacement of my Turbo. Does anyone know of any good detailed sites for an 87 9000 on the procedure to replace it? I have the Haynes Service Manuel, but i know it won't be a lot of help. Any tips are welcome. THANKS!
 

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Not sure if there is anything in BillJ's site for the 9000 - link from this site - should be a straight un-bolt and bolt on job but you will probably need to get the base boost on the new turbo checked. Would use plenty of WD40 or the like on the bolts before removing and if possible would be a good idea to prime the oil feed to the new turbo when re-fitting. Remember when removing the old that you will probably get some oil and water spillage unless you drain off both beforehand or plug the ends of the connections. Oil change should be done in any case. Hope this is of some use.
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Welcome to saabscene BS,
I have a 88' 9K FPT, and I've done my turbo, but have a regret, it was not more expensive to upgrade it. So, I give you a few adresses to find maybe what you need :
http://www.secondhand-engine.com/
http://www.mpperformance.com/wst_page4.html
http://www.quasimotors.com/Procedures.htm
http://www.townsendimports.com/
http://www.eeuroparts.com/
http://www.howe-engineering.co.uk/
http://www.saabsavior.com/
http://www.acceleratedresponse.com/
http://www.genuinesaab.com/
http://www.dave-new.com/
For genuine saab parts, the less expensive and really reliable is Eeuroparts. But, for the same price ( turbo ) you could have a bigger size one. and nothing to mod. So, hope that helps. But remember, DON4T FORGET TO FILL THE TURBO WITH OIL BEFORE REASSEMBLING THE OIL PIPES ! Cordially, Laurent
 

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Hi, BS. The procedure for the '87 should be the saame as on my site, except it's likely that the '87 doesn't have coolant lines to the turbo (added around '87 or '88) which makes life easier. On the other hand, you will probably have to remove the air mass meter (the car I wrote the procedure from was Trionic, so didn't have one), which isn't a big deal.
 

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should be a straight un-bolt and bolt on job [/QB][/b]
easy to type but i'd have a bucket of swearing to hand just in case my '90 2.0t was a nitemare, and then having to replace the manifold studs at the same time.. 90degree air drill was the saviour that time. (useful thing to have lying around) and some stud extractors.. and lots of coffee.
 

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 The procedure for the '87 should be the saame as on my site, except it's likely that the '87 doesn't have coolant lines to the turbo (added around '87 or '88) which makes life easier  [/b]
Bill - must have been around '87 as my 9000T of that year had water cooling on it.

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Yeah, i have an oil/water cooled turbo, stock. It's an early 87 9000T cause it's ABS free. And i luckily have the "good" turbo already that I am installing ($10) I just need the back half off my old one (hoping it's still good) to merge it into one GOOD unit. I'll check out your site again BIll, I think i looked once, but didn't see it. Thanks again guys! Keep the tips coming
 
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