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10-30-2014 03:46 AM
tuner4life Ah good, this thread is unlocked again.. We need something to do around here.
10-29-2014 04:18 PM
Edwardiangrey And we all lived happily ever after. The end................
10-29-2014 01:34 PM
seriks1 ^^ it probably won't be taken well, but that's funny shit
10-29-2014 11:15 AM
Saabeh
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Originally Posted by IronJoe View Post
How come you had to mail your old ECU? Why not just download the file and burn it onto a new one?
They didn't sell a BDM or CANUSB at the surplus store.
10-29-2014 11:11 AM
IronJoe
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Originally Posted by B202nut-2.0 View Post
weather here has been picture perfect the past 2 weeks.


washed it and pulled in the garage. removed the ECU and headed to FedEx
How come you had to mail your old ECU? Why not just download the file and burn it onto a new one?
10-28-2014 09:29 AM
B202nut-2.0
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Originally Posted by tuner4life View Post
I'm no genius, but having a C900 as your only mode of transportation seems like kind of a bad idea.
in case you missed this post; here is what's under my hood


So here is the official set up:


1. Fully rebuilt 202 Short Block
A. Machined deck
B. Polished crank
C. Polished piston crowns and rods
D. New piston rings & Scrapers
E. New Main and Big End Bearings (standard size)
F. Bearing oil clearances checked and verified true
G. Block oil passages cleaned ( the non visual tunnels)
H. Everything torqued to spec ( I pray)!
I. All new seals

2. Cylinder head
A. 1997 Motronic N/A (B204) cylinder head
B. professional aluminum welding to close up the 2 gaps at B202 chain cover
C. Self made fabrication to accommodated AC and PS pulleys
D. B202 intake and exhaust cams
E. B202 cam gears
F. New chain
G. Professional pressure test
H. Professional machine skim
I. Completely cleaned and oiled
J. Relocated dash engine heat temp sensor to stat housing
K. New B202 head gasket

Intake Manifold
A. 2.1 N/A intake manifold
B. B204 intake gasket
C. Red Top injectors
D. B212 flute fuel rail powder coated
E. 3 bar FPR from 2.1 N/a

Turbo
A. Mitsu TE-05 12b
B. fully rebuilt with new internals
C. Well cleaned and sandblasted cast iron parts
D. Professional balance

Engine Management
A. 1997 SAAB 900 SE Troinic 5 engine management sensors
B. Mike D tuned ECU mapped for Mitsu turbo and T5.2 bin flashes
D. 2.1 N/A CPS
E. 91 9000 N/A 3 slotted trigger behind crank pulley
F. 1997 engine loom

Transmission
A. 3 speed Borg & Warner box...(no turbo lag)...
B. Completely removed all type F including torque converter
C. New filter
D. Sealed up pans
E. no need to touch the bands, box shifted without fault so leave alone
F. Cleaned oil sump back to cast.
10-28-2014 08:16 AM
B202nut-2.0 weather here has been picture perfect the past 2 weeks.


washed it and pulled in the garage. removed the ECU and headed to FedEx


guess I will tighten up that bumper while the car is down...


that's it for now.. gudday...

10-28-2014 07:34 AM
Saabeh Pretty good idea, those coin holders always look like shit.
10-28-2014 07:33 AM
B202nut-2.0 then i pulled the the spare tools box. it looks rather tired. the boot will get a complete make over as well.

I pulled the foremost portion of my NA boot floor board before I sold the car to salvage. so the boot will get fresh flooring and add the NA floor board and rst the spare tire underneath the floor board after a few mods

so tackling the easy stuff, the box will be remade with Florida Cedarwood.

I began by removing the box and its straps. I picked up a remnant leather bit from the surplus store for 2.00 and cut the straps that hold the box closed.

a nice thick quality piece of hide with really nice colour.

10-28-2014 07:32 AM
B202nut-2.0 so carrying on with my wood project I added a new bit to the rest of the veneer work.


this look familiar?

it's the good for nothing coin holder near the interior dome light switch in the lower center console.

well I cut off the bottom



then I cut a lil piece of veneer to add an additional switch.

this will control the extra floor lights I added.

once this is stained and varnished I will have questions on how to wire this..

for now here is the initial start...


gonna take the switch over to a graphic shop and have then put a tiny label on the switch that will read "floor"..

cause I am anal like that.....

10-28-2014 07:19 AM
B202nut-2.0 thanks for the advice...
10-28-2014 07:16 AM
Saabeh It was mainly a joke, but I think its silly to only have one car that is an ongoing project that you rely on. Things happen, that's why I have 3 cars and 2 bikes (actually I am just crazy and love paying sales tax).
10-28-2014 07:08 AM
B202nut-2.0
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Originally Posted by tuner4life View Post
I'm no genius, but having a C900 as your only mode of transportation seems like kind of a bad idea.
Not sure what you mean. I know plenty of guys that drive C900's daily for decades...

My car is perfect. no mechanical issues. runs just as good as anything else on the road and equally reliable.... its a 2014 C900.... look back a few pages. the motor is brand new and whats not brand new has been 100% restored. top and bottom.

is not a grocery getter
its not a weekend car
its not a garage piece

its a practical reliable well engineered automobile... simple... the year mean nothing at this point because every mechanic aspect of the car is either spanking brand new or refurbished....

Only problem I have at the moment is renting a car for 2 days until I get my computers back.
10-28-2014 05:33 AM
BuHuSPG
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Originally Posted by tuner4life View Post
I'm no genius, but having only one C900 as your only mode of transportation seems like kind of a bad idea.
Corrected
10-28-2014 03:42 AM
tuner4life I'm no genius, but having a C900 as your only mode of transportation seems like kind of a bad idea.
10-27-2014 10:35 AM
B202nut-2.0 Phoned Mike D today to check on the status of my spare T5.2 ECU I sent him on my CT trip a few weeks back,.....


bad news


he needs the existing ECU in order to reflash the new one (how do I get to work now????)....

Uber is illegal in Florida.... Damn...


Good news is, I can now have the Check engine lamp for purge valve corrected and have 2 clean ECU's..

Just gotta figure out transpo for a couple days......
10-27-2014 09:36 AM
B202nut-2.0 added some 7 inch LEDs in lower spoiler to brighten up my night drive.



paired with these headlight bulbs


Amazon Amazon






voila






Day time running LEDS like all the late model vehicles on the road today..

gudday
10-20-2014 05:53 AM
Saabeh
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Originally Posted by tuner4life View Post
I own 2 Saabs and 2 Volvos.. While the Saabs are more fun, the Volvos have proven to be much more dependable.

Not sure if I could ever bring myself to own a Gm Saab though.. Just not the same thing. (the only exception being a LB Viggen).
The reason being that early 90's 9000 turbos are probably the most unreliable Saab ever made (paging Mike D). I have never had a classic Saab that was more reliable than a 9-5.
10-20-2014 04:00 AM
tuner4life I own 2 Saabs and 2 Volvos.. While the Saabs are more fun, the Volvos have proven to be much more dependable.

Not sure if I could ever bring myself to own a Gm Saab though.. Just not the same thing. (the only exception being a LB Viggen).
10-12-2014 09:57 AM
B202nut-2.0 it's in our DNA.

started with my brother in the 80 and his brown 99 with Inca wheels.. miss that car to death


my sisters very nice Volvo SUV... solid car..


. feels nice and classy inside. no cheap plastic bits and the wood grain is very attractive. classic...

based on the P2 platform and made in Torslanda Sweden I think I found my Swedish replacement when I get sick of these old beasts..


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