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Turbo Motor Question

Old 01-06-2004, 03:33 PM
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ok, I don't know what the hell is going on with my car, it's a 87 turbo, with out the turbo motor, well at least with out the turbo, and it has the non turbo gauges, and everything as far as I can see is non turbo, BUT!!!!!!!!!!!! it was a turbo model, I bought the car from a wrecking yard, and have been trying to get the damn thing to pass smog,



ok, but I know it's a turbo, now what are the chances that somebody left the turbo motor in there and took all the turbo stuff off, maybe even rebult the motor





how do I tell what motor I have, with out looking at the ecu?



and the rear diff has no marks or words that I can see on it





HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old 01-06-2004, 03:52 PM
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so your saying you have an 87 turboII, it has everything that should of been in a turbo model expect a turbo motor? maybe it was replaced by an s4 non turbo? i dont know that really doesnt make any sense to me, maybe someone can come up with the vin number codes for you so you can tell.
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Old 01-06-2004, 03:56 PM
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jm1fc332 is a turbo

jm1fc331 is an na

jm1fc351 is a vert without airbags

jm1fc352 is a vert with airbags

and i think jm1fc333 is a canuk s5 with without the damn seatbelts
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Old 01-06-2004, 04:18 PM
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Those crazy Canuks...
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Old 01-06-2004, 04:25 PM
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yeah so all you gotta do is match up your serial number now. door jam, engine bay wherever.
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Old 01-06-2004, 06:44 PM
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thanks guys, I've been looking for the VIN for while,



Just checked it out, the VIN says 332, thats the final answer, now I know, now I know the person was a moron,



but if anybody can tell me how to check whether or not I have the turbo motor please tell me, obviously, if has no turbo parts on it, but you never know





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Old 01-06-2004, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 87rxjoey' date='Jan 6 2004, 04:44 PM
thanks guys, I've been looking for the VIN for while,



Just checked it out, the VIN says 332, thats the final answer, now I know, now I know the person was a moron,



but if anybody can tell me how to check whether or not I have the turbo motor please tell me, obviously, if has no turbo parts on it, but you never know





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If it has a 6 port LIM, its a N/A engine. The 13BT LIM will only fit a 13BT block.
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:29 PM
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umm do you have a picture? the TB is on the left side of the block on an n/a and on the right side on the T2....i think.



or look for two bolt holes on top of the UIM, if they're there they were to mount the TMIC, if they're not it's an N/A.



unless they went frankenstein and kept the block but put every other N/A part.



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theres a clear distinction between a n/a motor and a turbo motor...heres a picture of my turbo engine bay
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:25 AM
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i have seen this engine bay before. were you at summit point this year in like july?
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