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: Dawes MBC - '01 9-3

26th March 2003, 05:25 PM
Can the Dawes MBC be installed on a 2001 9-3?

I'm thinking about getting it and was wondering if it could be used on this vehicle.


BTW, I have the 205 hp engine.

27th March 2003, 12:15 AM
I think the MBC only works on cars up through 1999.

27th March 2003, 08:07 AM
Any reason why it only works on these years?

28th March 2003, 04:38 PM
I dont know whether it has something to do with the diffs b/w Trionic5 and 7. Personally I dont see how it should make a difference- the MBC ( I use Turbosmart as Im in Australia) 'fools the wastegate acentuator into thinking its seeing less boost than your actually making ( ie the MBC bleeds off some of the boost it shows the accentuator).The only problem is with MAP -run cars like the ng 900-> when the manifold pressure hits ~15-> doesnt like it-> fuel cut-> the way around it is reprogrammed ecu.
Even if your car is MAS- run , a MBC should be ok.The main problem with these cars is when you replace blow-off valve, you need plumb-back ones rather than venting ones- anyway thats another issue.If your car is 205Hp I'd suspect its already running at least 12lb in standard form
just my 2c

28th March 2003, 04:50 PM
Why do you need plumb-back ones? Couldn't you just cap off the opening?

30th March 2003, 02:22 AM
Anyone else have any ideas about whether this Dawes Device will work on a 205hp 2001 9-3?

All help is appreciated. :)

30th March 2003, 06:42 AM
to address the bov Q, the MAP or MAF will sense there is no return pressure when off the throttle, causing the ecu to trip and give incorrect timing/fuel maps. i tired it just to have fun and the car bogged and died, resulting in a couple misfires :nono;

as for the mbc, it should work..fuel mixture may not be perfect, but it should work...ill be running one soon and ill let you guys know

31st March 2003, 02:39 PM
I have a Dawes MBC for sale if you are interested. It works great on my 99 9-3.