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Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 04:38:14 GMT
From: (Steve Crowe)
Subject: Re: HT tell '99 9-3 SE HOT from SE

On Sun, 11 Nov 2001 04:24:22 GMT, "rory woods" <> wrote: >All, >Newbie saab question for the pros... > >If I understand correctly midway through the 1999 year Saab >introduced a new 200hp engine into the 9-3 SE making it the >standard engine for manual transmissions. This car became known >as the SE HOT. > >If I've got this right, my question is, how can I identify this car >among a number of '99 9-3 SE's? Assume I can look around >the interior, exterior, VIN, under the hood. > >Thanks in advance for any input. > >rory woods > > Rory, Check the 8th digit of the VIN. The letter N denotes the B204L motor (Standard Turbo). The letter P denotes the B204R motor (HOT engine). Good luck, Steve Crowe, ASE CMAT/L1, Saab Master Tech Harpers Ferry, WV

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