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Old 7th May 2005
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Question boosting damage?

Hey everyone, I have a '85 900 turbo with 208k on it. I was wondering what your opinions are about giving this car boost and going about 80 consistently on the highway. Although I know obviously treating any car poorly will result in bad things, yet the car was very well taken care of for the 10 years prior to me buying it 2 months ago. By giving it a good ammount of boost without revving past about 3k, is there much engine damage occuring? Thanks for any input!
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Old 7th May 2005
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If by 'giving it a good amount of boost' you mean just getting your right foot in it and flying down the highway, go for it.

If you mean that you've cranked up the boost by fiddling with the APC potentiometers, I'd be a little careful. Still prolly ok if you haven't gone overboard, but too much boost can break things..... Do a board serach, I'm sure there are stories....
Mike in Nashville, Tennessee

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Old 7th May 2005
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The APC is your friend Boost away.
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Old 7th May 2005
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wow 80mph, i feel safe at these speeds. its like 120mph that i get scetched at fuul boost (only once tho) 80-90 is typical for me at nite on the freeway, nice and open and clear along with some guy infront of me dooin the same thing. i even power on the onramps full throttle in 3rd! just a bit into the red. no issues yet, i felt bad today so i'm now running mobil 1!
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Old 8th May 2005
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Depending on the conditions of course, when it's night like 2am I often peg my US speedo...
Turbo allows the valiant who has appeared at the wheel SAAB to gain momentum for 200 km/h Charm SAAB Turbo also that it to you not bad Porsche on it it is possible with speed of pregnant turtle feeling itself in full comfort which by the way our hero obeys a rudder reliably and confidently the truth management hardly will twirl a steering wheel by one finger uneasy. Without the hydraulic booster quickly enough perishes a steering shaft, but to change its hemorrhoids from the most fierce
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