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replace 86 GL10 turbo 1.8 w/newer - worth it?
Posted 28 August 2005 - 12:40 PM
Posted 28 August 2005 - 01:54 PM
just keep the original intake manifold and
all the associated bits
IF it's a three speed automatic
seriously consider upgrading to a
gentle search will provide all the ness. acutraments
That tranny is better suited as a boat mooring
Posted 28 August 2005 - 03:00 PM
Not like Skip said, the automatic isn't THAT bad... my daily driver right now has the auto (son is learning to drive, and I am his test dummy). I am actually pretty impressed with it connected to an SPFI engine. The auto on my wife's GL-10 works out fine, too. Just not the fun and the pep of rowing your own gears.
Posted 28 August 2005 - 07:47 PM
part of the reasons we drive smaller cars is the fuel economy
Well a turbo sporting the old style fuel injection (1986) with a 3AT will be very lucky to see over 20 mpg
on a constant basis.
I also have driven a turbo 3AT,
1) governor problems
2) modulator problems
and the real pits
3) Front wheels locking up at ~ 40 MPH as a result of the bearing between the diff and the tranny failing.
all in the last 50 kmi of a car that only had 150 when #3 happened.
Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:43 PM
Posted 28 August 2005 - 09:49 PM
Skip is absolutely right: I forgot about the downside of fuel economy. Sort of a given with automatics.
One thing Northwet fails to address,
part of the reasons we drive smaller cars is the fuel economy...
C'mon, though. Two out of three ain't bad!
Posted 29 August 2005 - 04:40 AM
apples to apples here
"like northwet said a/t are ok, my wife driver a 88 full time 4wd turbo wagon , 22-23 mpg city , running ac , 4speed a/t"
The 4EAT wasn't introduced until 88.
It is a much better tranny than
Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:39 AM
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