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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 16:22:10 +0000
From: Huw <hflj1nopsam.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 2000 9-3 SE convertible turbo or not?


You should have a boost gauge. Or take it to a Saab dealer and i'm sure they would know and could confirm it by checking the Engine number. A turbo will increase torque a gearbox could alter the ratios Huw UK Stefan wrote: > > I recently acquired a 9-3 SE convertible in leasing. Not sure about > the engine specs, according to the previous owner the car is NOT > equipped with turbo. Is that possible? > Car is Oct2000, Belgium market, 150hp. Owner claims that last year > there were 3 versions available - 2.0, 2.0t, 2.0T. The first one would > not have turbo, he ordered that 2.0 for tax reasons, and planning to > add a turbo afterwards. However, the car came with the 9-5 gearbox he > says, Saab provided them on the 9-3 for a limited time. This would > increase the torque considerably. Sounds rather fuzzy to me. > I thought that the 9-3 only comes with turbo. The acceleration makes > believe there is turbo power although I am no expert. Is there any way > I can verify if there is a turbo or not? > Cheers, > Stefan

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