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11-02-2012 09:52 AM
Snowcat77
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Originally Posted by Aikmanson View Post
I loved my 2.3 n/a. Even the 2.3 n/a is a better option than the v6; true saab engine, conversion to turbo, even in n/a form Nick T has done 'some' stuff to it for power.

I would buy another 2.3 n/a over any 2.0t as a DD, nothing breaks on them.
Yeah i totally loved my 2.3 na as well.

good for a "utility saab" lol i used the thing like a truck sometimes.

mine was sort of quick too since it didnt have ANY options at all so it didnt have the added weight of sunroof, electric seats, etc.
11-02-2012 07:19 AM
mike saunders
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Originally Posted by Aikmanson View Post
right right.



Good points, I mean, I still think the OP would be better off sourcing out a cheap NG 2.0t to modify or swap engines if they want. I just don't see it as worth the trouble to modify the old v6... unless you are trying to prove something I suppose.
I agree....it's probably not worth modding but if the thing was in decent shape, I'd probably drive it into the ground -- or at least until the timing belt popped.
11-02-2012 07:08 AM
Aikmanson
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
The turbo v6 in the 9-5!
right right.

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Originally Posted by mike saunders View Post
Agree that they're best used as daily drivers but it's likely that the ones still on the road are survivors of all the issues that plagued them from 94-98. If it's still running, it probably will for a long time with enough TLC. The timing belt tensioner assembly and pulley are still worth watching...

I'm not a fan of the older V6, but remember that our beloved 4-banger is a modified Triumph engine
Good points, I mean, I still think the OP would be better off sourcing out a cheap NG 2.0t to modify or swap engines if they want. I just don't see it as worth the trouble to modify the old v6... unless you are trying to prove something I suppose.
11-02-2012 06:58 AM
mike saunders
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Originally Posted by Aikmanson View Post
There are a couple v6 NG drivers on here... Saabdriver had one but he seemingly disappeared, and someone else I cannot recall.

My boss had a v6 NG, it IS less reliable and is not a real Saab engine, it is GM. The ignition systems are known to be a problem as well as the timing belt. No idea on their ability to be made to go fast..
Agree that they're best used as daily drivers but it's likely that the ones still on the road are survivors of all the issues that plagued them from 94-98. If it's still running, it probably will for a long time with enough TLC. The timing belt tensioner assembly and pulley are still worth watching...

I'm not a fan of the older V6, but remember that our beloved 4-banger is a modified Triumph engine
11-02-2012 06:48 AM
Saabeh The turbo v6 in the 9-5!
11-02-2012 06:45 AM
Aikmanson
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
I have always wanted to build a 3.0t manual trans ng900 coupe.
3.0t, with what 3.0 motor? The Opel unit?
10-31-2012 07:23 AM
Saabeh I have always wanted to build a 3.0t manual trans ng900 coupe.
10-31-2012 06:58 AM
Aikmanson
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Originally Posted by Snowcat77 View Post
The v6 barley has any more power than the 2.3 n/a too....
I loved my 2.3 n/a. Even the 2.3 n/a is a better option than the v6; true saab engine, conversion to turbo, even in n/a form Nick T has done 'some' stuff to it for power.

I would buy another 2.3 n/a over any 2.0t as a DD, nothing breaks on them.
10-30-2012 12:12 PM
Snowcat77 https://www.saablink.net/forum/n-perf...-9-3/40324.htm

I guess you can put the sport exhaust on the v6, but for less than an exhaust you can get a stage 1 tune on a turbo car so theres really no point.

The v6 barley has any more power than the 2.3 n/a too....
10-27-2012 01:17 PM
Aikmanson
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Originally Posted by Snowcat77 View Post
There isnt much available in the way of aftermarket for the N/A saabs.

If you had the 2.3 4 banger you could do a sport exhaust that fits the turbo models, but if they would be compatible with the v6 I dont know.

Buying a stock 2.0 turbo is probably a much better/easier/cheaper way to go than trying to juice up the v6. Also the v6 is considered a less reliable engine than the saab engines. Then again maybe someone has made an ng with the v6 fast and I just havent heard about it.
There are a couple v6 NG drivers on here... Saabdriver had one but he seemingly disappeared, and someone else I cannot recall.

My boss had a v6 NG, it IS less reliable and is not a real Saab engine, it is GM. The ignition systems are known to be a problem as well as the timing belt. No idea on their ability to be made to go fast..
10-27-2012 12:18 PM
mike d the v6s are kinda there own animal.. i have never cracked into one on your gen car!!

Frankly, i would clean the car up, wax it real nice, and see what you can sell it for and put that money towards a turbo 5spd car.
10-27-2012 07:41 AM
Snowcat77 There isnt much available in the way of aftermarket for the N/A saabs.

If you had the 2.3 4 banger you could do a sport exhaust that fits the turbo models, but if they would be compatible with the v6 I dont know.

Buying a stock 2.0 turbo is probably a much better/easier/cheaper way to go than trying to juice up the v6. Also the v6 is considered a less reliable engine than the saab engines. Then again maybe someone has made an ng with the v6 fast and I just havent heard about it.
10-27-2012 07:11 AM
taz38501
N/A intake for 2.5

I change out the airbox with a cone filter but want to get some more power out of my 2.5 v6. Anyone got any ideas to help me out?

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