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Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 11:47:45 +0200
From: "Kristian Steve Jensen" <dat0hksjnospam.hitos.no>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 ECU upgrade


"Wheels of Error" <insertyournospamesshere.com> skrev i melding news:1r6kn092u40bnkd8ioed52q1oavkq8od94nospamcom... > Hi, I am interested in the idea of installing a performance ECU in my > 9-5 2.3 SE auto. The product I have got my eye on is the BSR Stage 1 > ECU upgrade; > > http://www.nospam.com/product_info.php?cPath=28_270_292_365&products_id=1616 > > The benefits are almost too good to be true. For the sake of an ECU > swap, i.e. no engine work at all, I'd get a power increase from 170 to > 234 bhp and a huge (up to 40%) torque lift right through the rev > range. > > There has to be a draw back - otherwise Saab would have built the car > with one of these ECUs, or similar, in the first place! So what would > the catch be? Fuel consumption? Engine life? Emissions? > > Any info or other thoughts? Your car has to be in near mint condition for this. It has to have the highest quality oil, no errors registered on tech2, and brakes and suspension have to be 100% in shape. Most people don't take good care of their cars, so if the car is somewhat worn, wear will increase even faster with the higher power output. If the car is in perfect condition, it will cope just fine. I'd also check with the seller, and double check with the manufacturer, that this fits your gearbox. Autos are weak, and if you increase power too much, they will break. Stage 1 is usually maximum for the 2,0 liter autos, with the higher potential for power in the 2,3, you have to be very careful not to add too much torque when tuning. Kristian

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