Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 15:05:37 +0000
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Opinions on the new 9-3 engine

Goran Larsson wrote: > > In article <>, > Johannes H Andersen <> wrote: > > > There were some press reports around when the 9-5 was launched that the > > engine block was 10% lighter. That was presented as a progression > > (of course) as it saved fuel and made the handling better. How different > > are the 9-5 engines from the 9000? > > What 9000 engine? > > The first 9000 had the same 2.0 engine as the classic 9000, but mounted > the other way with the gearbox on the side. This engine was available > both with injection only and with turbo. In the early 1990:ies the new > 2.3 liter engine (the one with the straight block) was put in the 9000. > This engine was also available with injection only and with turbo. The > 2.3 liter engine was made shorter to fit the NG 900. The 2.3 liter engine > was also available in a 2.0 liter version (shorter stroke). This engine > is not the same as the old 2.0 liter engine. The 9000 was also available > with a 3.0 liter V6 from Opel, but this engine is best forgotten. > > The 2.0 and 2.3 liter engines in the 9-5 is almost the same engine as > found in the last 9000, but it was put on a diet. The block is lighter, > some internal parts (like valve stems) are smaller, internal parts have > lower friction, etc. The changes reduced fuel consumption but the > engine is not as strong as the engine from the 9000. It is also noisier > as there is less cast iron and water to contain the noise. It also uses > the Trionic 7 system instead of the Trionic 5 system used on the latest > 9000. The 9-5 is also available with a 3.0 liter V6, a 2.2 liter > diesel, and a 3.0 liter diesel. The petrol V6 is not the same engine as > the V6 from the 9000, the 9-5 V6 is based on a V6 from Vauxhall (the .uk > side of Opel). > > -- > G–ran Larsson Thanks for that. It worried me a little when I first heard about the lighter "computer optimised" 9-5 engine, but it seems to be durable, even with very high power output. Happy New Year -Godt NytÂr - SkÂl! Johannes

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