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Hi guys...Does anybody know what the output of one of these is? ie BHP/Tourqe. as it's an Auto
Thanks. Andy
 

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Same as the FPT Auto, i.e. 200 bhp and 300 Nm. The torque is limited as the autobox was only warrantied to 300 Nm. You can get the 323 Nm of the manual FPT by removing one of the fuses, but be gentle in 1st and 2nd gear.
 

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Thank's for your input here guys, here's me thinking that the older car would have a stronger box, why did SAAB not upgrade the box when it upgraded the 9000? big question mark here.
Anyway the car in question is on the bay when I first looked it was showing £85 with a blown head gasket, when i last looked it was £100+, could be a good project for someone. 225K mls.
 

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Its very simple, there isnt enough room in the engine bay for a stronger auto box, as a stronger box would be significantly bigger!
 

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Its very simple, there isnt enough room in the engine bay for a stronger auto box, as a stronger box would be significantly bigger![/b]
Søren Hviid ,, That's the best salls pitch I have heard in a long time
 

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Well it worked on me!

But if I am not mistaking then you have the "short" block Trionic 5 engine right?

Then there might be a fair chance that you can actually upgrade for the 95 autobox witch should be able to handle more power.
 

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Hi Søren,

But if I am not mistaking then you have the "short" block Trionic 5 engine right?[/b]
Not sure what you mean by "short" block Trionic 5 mine, according to the VIN is .....Model year 1997
Model series CS
Body style 5-door CS
Airbags Driver and passenger
Engine B204S (2.0l light-pressure turbo, balance shafts, intercooler)
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Built at Line A, Trollhattan, Sweden .
 

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Hi All

Now this is becoming very interesting...
..to recap, the later (post MY93) 9000s might take the autobox from the 9-5?, which can handle more torque. Has anybody got experience of this swap.


LoganSaab
MY96 2.3 lpt 4-speed automatic
Line A, Trollhattan, Sweden .
 

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When I got my 9000 autobox repaired, I asked the chap at the autobox specialist about the 9-5 box, and he was a bit scathing. If I remember correctly, when things go wrong it tends to be a bit terminal (damages the gearbox casing I think). I concluded that it was cheaper and easier to repair the 9000 'box occassionally. The 9000 'box is only really torque limited in first and second gear, so be gentle until you get into third and you should ge OK. There are plenty of Abbotted autos around.
 

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Originally posted by LoganSaab:
[qb]Now this is becoming very interesting...
..to recap, the later (post MY93) 9000s  might  take the autobox from the 9-5?, which can handle more torque. Has anybody got experience of this swap.
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I have a vague recollection of one of Leon's posts ages ago referring to some electronic module thingy on the AW autobox in the 9-5 which 'talks' to the T7 ECU, which if so, might mean a swop into a 9000 is a non-starter.......
 

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Thanks for the replies…so it’s ho hum and plan B then, thought it sounded a bit too easy.

As an aside, MY96 9000cse auto does a very low mileage each year, and as the white van was being ‘Autoglassed’ with a new windscreen, and an evening wait’n return to Gloucester was on offer, it seemed an ideal opportunity to take the car for a bit of a run, and earn some wages. Bournemouth to Gloucester is a classic cross country run with a final M5 sprint. With little traffic at that time of the evening the drive was a cracker and reminded me how good the 9000 is at fast cross county runs.
Not wishing to be accused of ‘thread busting’ ..I can report that the kick down operated faultlessly (and often) and I returned 19.1 mpg.


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MY96 2.3 lpt 4-speed automatic
Line A, Trollhattan, Sweden .
 
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