Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 18:10:45 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Okay now I *know* this isn't me...

I've only had my 2000 Saab 9-3 2.2 TiD since early June, so I'm still getting used to it. This is the first TiD engine used in the 9-3, the 2.2 115 bhp one. I'm using it in conjunction with one of these fuel pump modification units (and it makes a huge difference to acceleration). I've driven and owned all sorts of turbodiesels and in all they've performed better in cool, foggy conditions and not so good when it's warm. Okay until the last week the temperature has been pretty much over 28C and it's been especially humid. Now it's cooler and the car feels much, much better... With this 9-3 the difference between cooler air and warmer is *immense*. If it were a petrol, it feels like it's under-intercooled and the ECU is limiting boost to prevent engine knocking. Is this a known first generation 9-3 TiD issue? Is the intercooler just too small? Could there be a loose pipe instead? -- The DervMan

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