Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 11:39:29 +0200
From: "Henrik B." <>
Subject: Re: 280 Bhp in Saab 9-3 from next year.

"Pooh Bear" <> skrev i en meddelelse >> As I understood it, it's gonna be a Saab developed engine, which probably >> means chains. :o) > > As a newbie Saab ( 9000 ) owner I like the idea of chains. My previous > GM/Vauxhall ( also made as Opel ) Cavaliers ( Ascona / Vectra ) loved to > destroy timing belts just as you thought it was time to replace them ! I like chains too - and so does Saab. For the past 3 decades, the Saab-engines have had chains. Not until recently, when they started to use Opel engines (urgh!), did they get belts. But I'm sure new developed engines will have chains, as more and more carmakers use chains e.g. Ford, Toyota a.s.o. >> And yes, a DI - or rather two. But then again, the are getting more and >> more >> durable. Besides that, they're nowadays making single modules for each >> cylinder, meaning lower costs for the owner, should the fry... > > The DI cassette is frankly great - as long as is doesn't break ! Changing > plugs > was never so easy before ! Yes, the DI system is great. All in all the Saab enginemanagement is probably the best in the automotive world, and has been for over 10 years. The other makes are first starting to use DI-systems now. And if you think Saab have had probs, try asking VW-owners. :o) Btw. The new BMW M5 will, according to BMW, have a newly developed sparkplug system, where the plug is used as a sensor - yeah right! -- Cheers! Life is too short for long overtakings...

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