The 2.3-liter Saab B235E turbo engine was assembled at the concern’s factory from 1998 to 2009 and was installed only on the first generation of the model under the 9-5 index throughout its release. This turbo engine was essentially a lightweight modification of the well-known B234L unit.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||170 – 185|
|Torque output, Nm||280|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||90|
|Piston stroke, mm||90|
|Recommended engine oil||0W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 3/4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 9-5 2004)
|Engine lifespan, km||~230 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Saab 9-5 I (YS3E) in 1998 – 2009.
Disadvantages of the Saab B235E engine
- Engines of this series are disturbed by constant lubrication leaks, and especially at the joints;
- Hydraulic lifters have a modest resource, they usually knock to 150,000 km;
- By the same run, the oil pump wears out, which is fraught with turning the liners;
- By about 200,000 km, oil scraper rings lie and oil consumption appears;
- Lightweight pistons of this unit do not tolerate tuning and can simply burn out;
- Another weak point is the block of balancers and is usually disposed of;
- Also, the ignition cassette, turbine and electric throttle do not last very long here.