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 Post subject: model hisory please
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:11 pm 
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Car Model: 93 2.8 aero
I have just acquired another Saab but its a lot newer than my others ( now sold) and I don't know much about this model of car. Its a 2.8 '93' convertible 2005. Can anyone give me a bit of history on this model?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:18 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:45 am 
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Welcome! :)

The 2.8 V6 engine is a GM engine developed by Holden in Australia for the whole GM group. It’s used in a lot of cars around the world, but mainly in the US now.

Floor pan is similar to the later Vectra, but Saab are rumoured to have used a higher grade of steel to make it stiffer. Rear axle is a Saab developed passive steering system.

Engine compartment is packed tight and gets very hot. This can cause a few issues with the life of some components. The early coolant reservoir distorted and was replaced under a recall. The two small hoses from it fail prematurely. There’s a common leak from the lower coolant pipe on the turbo which is hard to see because it runs straight back under the turbo.

The coils and the vacuum pipes also suffer from heat. It’s normal for the plastic vacuum pipe behind the engine to be broken. Coils also fail. Bosch ones with a part number ending in ...112 are the latest version. And many of us have replaced the platinum plugs with the later NGK iridium ones. Don’t buy from Saab. They sell the Bosch coils at £130 each. They can be bought from reputable suppliers for under £50.

Otherwise it’s a really nice engine, maybe a bit thirsty for some, but that can be vastly improved by more gentle acceleration!!

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