Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 15:59:45 -0500
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: LPT, FPT, HOT - How do you tell them apart?


Fred W wrote: > Steve W wrote: > >> I'm looking at a 1998 9-3 SE turbo convertible which I'm thinking of >> buying. >> But how can I defintively tell what variant of turbo it is? As I >> understand >> it, it could be any of three - Low Pressure (154bhp), Full Pressure >> (185bhp) >> or HOT (200bhp). It has a turbo meter, if that helps, although I don't >> think there are any pressure units marked on the meter. Nothing on the >> engine to indicate (that I can see). >> >> I have the UK Reg Certificate which says "9-3 SE TURBO". It also >> gives me >> the VIN and Engine Number. Would they help me? Would a SAAB dealer >> be able >> to check, if I asked him nicely? >> >> Thanks >> Steve >> >> > > The SE (as well as the "S coupe") is the FPT. There was any HOT in '98. > sorry, that should have said "There was *not* any HOT for '98." also, let me temper my prior reply by saying: "This was true in the US. It may have been different in some other markets. ...and no, Graham, I do not think the US is the whole world." ;-) -- -Fred W

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