The Saab B204L 2.0-liter turbo engine was produced at the concern’s factory from 1993 to 1999 and was installed in the second generation of the 900, as well as the 9-3 in its very first year of production. This 0.73 bar supercharged turbo engine was the average power in its line of units.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||185|
|Torque output, Nm||263 (in the version with automatic transmission, the torque is limited to 230 Nm)|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||90|
|Piston stroke, mm||78|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0 (together with an oil change in the cooler, 5.4 liters are needed)|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 900 1997)
|Engine lifespan, km||~290 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Saab 900 II (NG) in 1993 – 1998;
- Saab 9-3 I (YS3D) in 1998 – 1999.
Disadvantages of the Saab B204L engine
- The unit is very reliable, and the breakdowns described below occur at high mileage;
- The block of balancers delivers the most trouble and the owners simply remove it;
- Infrequent replacement of spark plugs reduces the life of the ignition cassette;
- By 250,000 km, you may encounter oil pump wear or timing chain stretching;
- Cases of engine failure due to unscrewing of connecting rod caps were recorded.