Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 22:44:00 +0000
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: 97 Saab 9000 Aero Question


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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