T8 to T16 transplant! [Archive] - SaabCentral Forums

: T8 to T16 transplant!

1st July 2002, 07:01 PM
How difficult is it to put a T16 engine into my T8 classic, also what else has to be changed.

2nd July 2002, 11:26 AM
I think it's just a matter of taking the head off and switching them. I'm sure there are a multitude of websites out there detailing how to do it, ie Turbo Team Europe or whatever it's called.

2nd July 2002, 11:52 AM
Thank's Smackrazor i'll have a good look around.

Eric van Spelde
2nd July 2002, 01:51 PM
Well - it's a bit more than swapping heads. I did a pretty comprehensive write up on the subject - after converting my beloved Saabine from 8 to 16 valves, including transferring the LH electronic fuel injection - which is at http://www.turboteameurope.com under 'Projects'. As are pics of a similar project by Angus M. Smith, who retained the original 8v Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection by fabricating brackets for the latter's injectors and warm up regulator.

Good luck,

Turbo! Team Europe

2nd July 2002, 02:14 PM
Thanks Eric very interesting site.