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Chrysler TC by Maserati - 16valve

For sale: 1989 Maserati Other

Technical specifications

Item location:
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Chrysler TC by Maserati
Exotic Red
Engine size:
DOHC 16valve Turbo/Intercooled Maserati engine
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
5spd Getrag
Drive type:
Front Wheel Drive
Interior color:
Ginger - Maserati glove leather
Safety options:
Anti-Lock Brakes
Cassette Player, Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
Vehicle Title:
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Maserati and Chrysler joined forces in 1989 and built 7. 00 of these cars (from 1989-1991) and out of those 7. 00 cars built. only 501 were made with the 16v DOHC Maserati engine. The rest got either the Chrysler or Mitsubishi engine which was commonly found in millions of cars Chrysler produced during that time period. This one has the Maserati engine. For those who do not know. the Maserati engine had the highest HP of the three engines offered. At 200hp and 220lb/ft of torque the Maserati engine was one of the most powerful 4 cylinder engines in the world at that time (1989). And that was at stock boost. With a simple computer change. the HP jumps to 245hp and over 270lb/ft of torque. This particular TC comes with both the original factory computer and the Stage II engine controller. You can run whichever one you want. With the stock computer the car makes 200hp and with the stage II controller it makes 245hp. It has been garage kept and meticulously cared for and maintained since new and both the interior and exterior reflect this. The car's undercarriage is as clean underneath as it is inside the cockpit. Anyone on planet earth with a 16v powered Maserati TC either has their TC shipped to me for maintenance and/or repairs or calls/emails me for technical support on these cars. I have been specializing in the 16v powered TC's since their debut in 1989 and I am an ex-Chrysler (and ASE Certified) Technician. Maintenance. repairs. and performance upgrades performed by me at RDI Performance on 1/26/13. In most cases the gaskets. seals. and hoses were not leaking. I simply changed them due to the fact they were over 20 years old and I am a perfectionist. Maintenance. repairs. and performance upgrades to 1989 TC by Maserati 16v DOHC (Exotic Red) 5spdDate: 1/26/13 Parts: Timing Belt - New MoparTiming Belt Tensioner – New Mopar Upper Timing Cover – New Mopar (factory piece had a tiny crack. so I replaced it with a brand new factory part) Powder coated valve cover – factory wrinkle black Plugs – NGK DCPR7E - (gapped to factory spec of . 028") Distributor rotor – New Mopar Lower Radiator Hose – New Goodyear Lower heater control valve to water pump hose and clamp – New Goodyear Water Pump – New Mopar Water pump to block gasket – New Mopar Front Main oil seal – New Mopar Intermediate shaft oil seal – New Mopar Oil pan gasket – New Mopar 16v Camshaft seals – Qty 2 – New Mopar 16v Valve Cover gasket – New Mopar Spark Plug Tube Seals (seal valve cover to head) – New RDI Performance New valve cover grommets and washers – New Mopar (qty 7) Oil pickup tube to block o-ring seal – New Mopar Fuel injection hoses (qty 2 @ 5/16” and qty 2 @ ¼”) – new hi pressure hose Fuel injection clamps (for all new hoses) – New Oil return line (from head to pan) hose – new ½” high press hose and correct clamps Coolant feed (from back of block to turbo) new ½” high press hose and correct clamps Alternator and water pump belt – New Power Steering Belt – New Oil pressure sending unit – New Mopar K&N high flow air filter – New K&N High Performance Parts: High Performance BOV and factory BOV delete kit – New RDI Performance Stage II engine controller – RDI Performance (14psi boost 245hp. 270 lb/ft of torque) Labor: R&R radiator/Intercooler assy Flush radiator while out of vehicle Removed thermostat housing bleeder screw and ran tap through housing…ran die on bleeder screw to clean threads Installed 1 gallon new coolant and 1 gallon of water. bled system for trapped air R&R oil pan. clean and install new gasket R&R oil hose (head to pan) R&R coolant hose (block to turbo) R&R both cam sprockets (to install new camshaft seals) R&R crank sprocket to gain access to front main seal Replace front main seal R&R intermediate shaft. sprocket. and housing. Install new intermediate shaft seal R&R timing belt and tensioner Install new timing belt and tensionerSet Cam Timing to factory specifications Clean everything to pristine new clean while in there R&R oil pickup tube and clean screen thoroughly (replaced Oil pickup tube to block o-ring with new Mopar seal) Install RDI Performance BOV kit Install RDI Performance Stage II engine controller Install K&N high flow air filter Install new Mopar oil filter and 4. 5qts 10w30 engine oilSet basic ignition timing to factory spec of 12 degrees BTDC Car comes with a hard top rack which holds the factory hard top for when you decide to remove it. If you are looking at this auction chances are you know exactly how rare these cars are. (especially the TCs with the real Maserati engine). and you know exactly which parts are usually in terrible condition (e. g. the port hole windows. gas release lever. instrument hood cluster cover. leather interior. etc. etc. etc. and you'll notice how those parts on this car are mint. Drive it to the Chrysler's at Carlisle event and win with this car. Other than my triple black 90 (16v) with 000800 miles this is the nicest. most mint 16v TC I've ever seen and I've worked on more 16v TC's than anyone I've ever heard of on the planet. For those who read the TC Club of America newsletter. I write a column each month usually discussing the proper maintenance of these wonderful cars. Any questions. feel free to ask. A/C blows cold. every button and switch works (including the convertible top pull down). the factory CD player. you name it. it works as new. The convertible top looks brand new. The porthole windows in the hard top look new (glass is crystal clear with tiny bubbles near perimeter). the factory windshield (and all the factory Maserati glass) looks new. and even though the floor mats look new. I'm including an extra set of brand spanking new (in the sealed factory package) floor mats. just in case you are as anal as I am. The clear Florida title is in my name and shows 12. 85 actual miles. For those who collect cars you know how important that is.

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