01-07-02, 04:29 AM
I have been reading alot on how turbo's work, alot is said regarding benefits of installing a boost controller (auto or manual) to make you boost level more precise or to increase you boost.
I would appreciate opinions/examples of installed boost controllers.
P.S. I hope one day I will have knowledge to share back with the group, but for the moment I will be asking all the questions.
01-07-02, 10:36 AM
I fitted an Abbott item to my '91 T16S last year - excellent piece of kit. Two things to say, however:
1. If you have cruise control, it will not work (APC system cannot judge accurately how hard the car is accelerating so you get a wave-like sensation that will make your passengers throw-up...)
2. To set it up, adjust it so the max boost is just shy of the point where the fuel cut-off comes in.
Abbott will have you believe these items are only available from them, however they are readily available in the aftermarket.
Just out of interest banana, are you still on your first gearbox with your 224,000 miler?
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01-07-02, 01:01 PM
Ive had one fitted for months now and i can say that the cruise does work!, the only thing is that when on cruise i think there is a boost limiter so you dont hit full boost when resuming speed thats been previoulsy set.
I quite like the fact that when i hit the resume button i take off a warp speed!
01-07-02, 04:33 PM
Funny you should ask...
The 224,000 miler had a new box at 190,000 (the only change it has had - I don't think the head has even been off, although I bought it at 210,000).
My Monte Convertible has now had 3 gearboxes since I've had it. When bought (108K) it had a notchy change and it leaked. I stupidly got a firm of "specialists" in London to fit a reconditioned one. They will remain nameless because they did not do the job asked and I may well still sue them. It now has its second box from Tom at Hagstrom Saab, Norwich, after the first one he fitted - as a stopgap - became noisy. Thism on seems fine.