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Since the chassis is now a well behaved thing  -------------  

Bought it a 235-R project engine - that's the one with a nitrided crank, better valves  2.3 litres and a bigger hair dryer  and a few other things. Running on the stock  DME it should do 140kW and 280 Nm - same as a stock M52b28 except  max torque is at 2,200 RPM.

With the R DME it will crank out 170kW and 370Nm  but then it might need a new gearbox every month or so? 

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Just to clarify- this is the same SAAB you picked up because you didn't want a project? :lol:

Keep up the good work, SAABs are well off the radar and will stay that way now the brand is dead

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The car was just a lot of remedial maintenance and some improvements - the Engine is a project though.

Saabs are at their low point and IMO the 99-02 9-5 will be a car to collect  particularly in 2.3 litre livery

 Keen to find a genuine Aero

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7 hours ago, 3pedals said:

 Keen to find a genuine Aero

But with a proper trans??? ;)

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Eventually yes but they are Soooooooooooo rare as so it might be a manual conversion. 

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On 7/29/2017 at 5:42 PM, 3pedals said:

Since the chassis is now a well behaved thing  -------------  

Bought it a 235-R project engine - that's the one with a nitrided crank, better valves  2.3 litres and a bigger hair dryer  and a few other things. Running on the stock  DME it should do 140kW and 280 Nm - same as a stock M52b28 except  max torque is at 2,200 RPM.

With the R DME it will crank out 170kW and 370Nm  but then it might need a new gearbox every month or so? 

Front wheel drive though?

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Yes it is front wheel drive  hence the likelihood not to go silly with power and all of the work / learning on suspension set-ups for the Saab. 

Update on progress:

Engine now 90% built replaced a lot of crusty O rings in oil supply and in the manifold  should be a lot better at oil delivery and have no boost leaks  

Nitrided crank, high strength rods and pistons are a work of art compared to the stock ones. 

Will fit the upgraded PCV kit and should be in the car by the end of the weekend - having the use of a hoist makes a huge difference. 

 

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All done engine in fully connected up, running and test driven- Wow what a difference - effectively a fresh 2.3 motor  oil pressure is perfect , engine quiet as with  torque delivery like a diesel and power delivery like a petrol.

Makes the newer 328  4 cylinder turbos look pathetic 

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Having a bit of trouble getting the power down

saab-9-3-aero-4.jpg

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Front wheel drive joy.

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Here is my plan "B" 

 

Saab powered E30.jpg

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Just drive it backwards.....

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On 8/27/2017 at 6:40 PM, 3pedals said:

Here is my plan "B" 

 

Saab powered E30.jpg

is that a Saab powerplant in an e30?

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Snap 

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P.S looks like a manual conversion is possible 5&6 speed gearboxes coming up in the U.K 

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Found a couple of vacuum leaks which were covered in the post about booster seals, running like a watch, pulling like a train. 280Nm from 2,200 RPM through to 5,500 

Genuine aero on trade me for $2,500 184kW and 370 Nm - but into my speaker project so no cars projects for a year !

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