Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 00:22:08 +0200
From: RCS <e9225126nopsam1.tuwien.ac.at>
Subject: Re: new owner 88 900T convertible


alfabillnopsameja.com > I recently bought an '88 900 T convertible, 121K, priced right, and I am > pretty good with repairs. > Input is appreciated on the following: > -Rear window fuse blows on installation. Any good places to start? > no idea, but if you get stuck tell me again... > -How do you maintain the top hydraulics? Never, no use to do so, thereīs only an expansion under rear set / trunk. > > -Boost only goes to 1st 1/4 of yellow. Is this correct? > Turbo? Clean the intercooler and/or use higher fuel rates and itīs normal that a "normal" APC box (not "red box"!) only has nearly full yellow range below 3000 rpm, then it drops to 1/4 > -fuse for cooling fans blows after a few minutes with a/c on. A/c blows > cold and comp. assm. looks newer. One person said radiator fan is > getting tight. Is this common or should I dig deeper? It seems to blow > the fuse with or without A/C use. Rad fans don't come on after. I donīt believe that, but try cleaning the radiator (water compressor) > > -Does any company sell either seat material for recovering seats or the > carpet sets for these cars? > SAAB? (ok, spareparts are expensive but too rare) > -Car is a cold b*&^% in the morning, stalls and seems unhappy, but runs > good after a few miles. Cold start injector? IAC motor seems a little > sticky. > check AIC valve, vakuum hoses (engine moves under load, engine rests little weak for the turbo engine, so check the hoses at the front end of the engine, heading downwards to the turbo housing for leaks) > > Otherwise, car runs nicely and is growing on me. What should I NOT do? > (capsize the car?!) Donīt clean the roof to often but keep it clean and donīt open it when dirty or wet/frozen! Open the roof slowly and take time for the rear window (backlight) to come down to the storing space, the top frame bar may scrubb the cloth.. take care of the turbo and be gentle when the engine is cold and also let the engine idle some seconds before turning it off! Greetings, RCS 1993 900 T Conv. > > Thanks in advance !!! > > Bill Harkell > Tampa Florida USA > 91 Alfa 168 > 88 SAAB 900T Conv. > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Before you buy.

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