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Old 10-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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My 900 SE turbo update...

hello everyone, got my saab in order after 3 weeks of working on it... it has been a real pleasure working on this car. things Ive done; updated linkage, new tires/brakes/rotors, Viggen I/C with silicone plumbing (going to update the I/c agian, soon). retorqued the head, ordered cold air intake 20 minutes ago, got 3 coats of turtle wax on it, and going with a tune from mike d... here are some pics..
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Nice, have fun with the tune, you'll like it.

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it has been a real pleasure working on this car.
I've never heard anyone say this before. You are the first.
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lol

I've never heard anyone say this before. You are the first.[/QUOTE]

LOL the last thing I worked on before the Saab was an EMD 20V710 diesel engine with a 1100 pound clutch assembly so this was sorta a break... with the Saab, I have to say everything I have done (so far) has been without any major hiccups... ... the worst was not ordering a linkage stud to go with the new linkage... had to wait 3 days on a 10 dollar part and paid 30 dollars express shipping ... Im shure it will give me headaches down the road but I have to say it was a good start!

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LOL.....awesome update!....

I have a K&N panel filter that I don't use any more that would fit directly in that airbox...

I might have two or three decent Vikings if you're looking for spares....
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thanks

thanks Mike, I would hit you up on your offer, but someone has "modified" the intake and it no longer seals around the filter real well, and makes a low-pitch horrible air leak/vaccume sound... this is what they did;
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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yup

I figured I would just put a cold air/ "cone" filter to eliminate the "upgrade"
and could someone tell me how to get the turbo to make that cool "pssst" sound when the dump valve activates?

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and could someone tell me how to get the turbo to make that cool "pssst" sound when the dump valve activates?
The sound is not for everyone, but if that's what you're going for, you'll need to get a BOV, "blow off valve" to replace the factory BPV "by-pass valve". Any BOV you buy should come with a blocking plug for the recirc hose that the BPV uses to recirculate the air to the intake.

There are lots of shapes and styles out there, some louder than others.
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LOL.....awesome update!....

I have a K&N panel filter that I don't use any more that would fit directly in that airbox...

I might have two or three decent Vikings if you're looking for spares....
and whats a Viking? lol
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The sound is not for everyone, but if that's what you're going for, you'll need to get a BOV, "blow off valve" to replace the factory BPV "by-pass valve". Any BOV you buy should come with a blocking plug for the recirc hose that the BPV uses to recirculate the air to the intake.

There are lots of shapes and styles out there, some louder than others.
and I hate asking stupid questions, but do I have to do any ecu upgrades to have the blow off valve, or does it not have anything to do with the ecu?
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and I hate asking stupid questions, but do I have to do any ecu upgrades to have the blow off valve, or does it not have anything to do with the ecu?
Nothing to do with the ECU. Your car is T5 (trionic 5) and runs off a MAP sensor, as opposed to a MAF sensor (like T7).


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Nothing to do with the ECU. Your car is T5 (trionic 5) and runs off a MAP sensor, as opposed to a MAF sensor (like T7).




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gotcha... thanks alot, I will be on the lookout for a BOV... seems the noise I have been blaming on the rigged intake could be the factory bypass valve apparently called the "Hooter Valve" lol... so if I could kill two birds with one stone, it would be nice!
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It looks as if someone did a version of the 3" cone mod for that airbox...It actually helps the breathing a bit, so maybe move that down the list of mods.

You can convert your existing bypass valve (recirculates excess boost back into the intake) to a blowoff valve (makes the psssshhht sound) with a couple of quick mods. Remove the hose that goes from the BPV to the intake elbow, and plug the hole in the intake elbow. Instant -- and cheap! -- BOV.
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no, I live in Podunk KY... a thousand miles from anywhere... lol
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It looks as if someone did a version of the 3" cone mod for that airbox...It actually helps the breathing a bit, so maybe move that down the list of mods.

You can convert your existing bypass valve (recirculates excess boost back into the intake) to a blowoff valve (makes the psssshhht sound) with a couple of quick mods. Remove the hose that goes from the BPV to the intake elbow, and plug the hole in the intake elbow. Instant -- and cheap! -- BOV.
cool deal, Mike... thanks and Id be interested in one of those panel filters if the upgrade is a good one, I just need to find two new clips that hold the front of my airbox together, the old ones are gone and I have a 1\2 inch gap in the seam of it on the front side... and the vikings are hidious... as soon as my tires wear out on the 16's im deff going with something easier on the eyes... lol might save them for winter tires/wheels
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im starting to think a previous owner of my car was going with a stage 3 saab, 3" exaust, modified airbox... wish I knew what (if any) tuning was done to the ECU... guess Ill find out from mike d...
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