900 Turbo headgasket differences

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900 Turbo headgasket differences

Postby EvanB » Wed May 04, 2016 7:13 am

I purchased a headgasket kit through eeuroparts for my 88 900 turbo. I didn't check the engine number first but the kit I ordered is listed for engine J082586+, my engine number is J081066.

There is another kit listed for the engine range mine falls into but it is $100 more expensive. There is only one headgasket listed for all 900 16v.

Is there any difference between the headgaskets on the later or earlier engines? From what I can tell the only change in the kit would be the oiler tube kit and some other things I don't need. Can I just use the headgasket kit I have?

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Re: 900 Turbo headgasket differences

Postby DrewP » Wed May 04, 2016 12:25 pm

Yes, the head gaskets are all the same as long as it's for a 16V 900.
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Re: 900 Turbo headgasket differences

Postby EvanB » Wed May 04, 2016 12:46 pm

Great, thanks!

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Re: 900 Turbo headgasket differences

Postby DeLorean » Fri May 06, 2016 9:46 am

The "kit" for the 88 most likely includes the plastic parts for the oil feed pipes that your 88 has but 89+ does not. IMO, if you are running an 88 or back head those SHOULD be replaced while it's all apart. Was not aware that those alone added $100 to the price.... But they probably should be done is they never have. If they crack your cam and lifters won't get oil supply.
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Re: 900 Turbo headgasket differences

Postby gmreider » Sat May 07, 2016 8:33 am

If you need the oil feed tube pieces, eEuro has them listed as a kit #0998460 for $38.40 The $150+ kit has head bolts and antifreeze etc. added


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