Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 17:59:48 -0500
From: "scaredofthedark" <scarednopsam.net>
Subject: Re: 97 Saab 9000 Aero Question


I agree with the others.... If it doesn't have any "zip", you have some major problems. I have a stock 94 Aero and it's very quick, almost scary sometimes. It would easily outrun any Bimmer 3 series with the exception of the M model and the top speed is just 1 Mph short of the 2003 M3s. You better go get your Aero fixed. BOV, BPC, Turbo? It's rare for the Mitsubishi turbos in the Aero models to fail. "MdH" <milo_dhueynopsamo.com> wrote in message news:9Clz9.3623$tW4.433791nopsamread1.prod.itd.earthlink.net... > Re: the 97 Aero. I've had one for just over a year now and can't say I'm > thrilled with it. I think my basic problem with it is the fact that even > though it has the high pressure turbo, it's still a 4 cylinder engine. Just > doesn't have a lot of zip to it. Repairs are every bit as expensive as my > old Benz. Plus I still have to buy the premium gas. Interior is nicely done > in terms of the leather upholstery and the special seats. I find the front > end a bit on the light side, have felt it lose traction several times, but > mostly on wet pavement. That may have something to do with the Dunlop tires > the dealer put on it instead of Michelins or Pirellis. > > "Grunff" <grunffnopsam.com> wrote in message > news:3DCD8FB0.5080505nopsam.com... > > sm-e36 wrote: > > > > > I'm considering my first Saab purchase, which is a '97 Saab 9000 Aero > Turbo. > > > I know little about this car, but have head that there are 2 turbo > > > versions.. one which is high pressure and the other being low pressure. > How > > > do I know which one the car I'm looking at has?? I was told that the > 2.3L > > > Turbo motor is pushing 225HP, but how do I know that for sure? Also, how > can > > > I tell which model this is? I guess there's CSE, CDE or the CS?? The > only > > > markings on the car was "Saab 9000 Aero TURBO" > > > > If it is an Aero, then it's a full pressure turbo. > > > > Main ways to tell the difference: > > *Some LPTs didn't have a boost gauge, but all FPTs did. So > > no gauge means definitely LPT. > > > > *LPTs didn't have a solenoid valve, mounted at the front by > > the radiator. FPTs have to have one. > > > > *FPTs are way faster! > > > > I'm sure I'm missing a few, but the solenoid is the main > > indicator. > > > > -- > > Grunff > > > > > >

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