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can you swap B23X engine for the B207R in 9-3
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Posted by Gregg [Email] (#677) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Gregg) on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:40:49 Share Post by Email
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After my wife's car was totaled in an accident last month we are looking to buy our next Saab and our first 9-3 in an 01 Vert.

Considering this will be our first foray into the 207R engine is it possible to swap out an B234 or 5 engine and get it to fit in the engine bay.

I'm sure anything is possible with enough money thrown at it? Is this a reasonable swap? What little I've seen is the 234 engine is more bombproof than the newer 207R? If this is incorrect I'm happy to leave it be.

FYI we are looking at '06 9-3 wagon to replace the old wagon

Thank you in advance for your help.

Gregg

'97 900S 5-spd 193,000 miles sold
'01 9-3SE Vert 197,000 miles sold
'04 9-5 ARC wagon 243,000 miles totaled
'07 9-5 Aero 110,000 sold
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