The 2.3-liter Saab B235R turbo engine was assembled at the company’s factories from 1999 to 2009 and was installed on the first generation of the popular 9-3 and 9-5 models in the charged Aero version. This unit, in essence, was a lightweight modification of the well-known B234R turbo engine.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||230 – 260|
|Torque output, Nm||350 – 370|
|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 Aero 2007)
|Engine lifespan, km||~200 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Saab 9-3 I (YS3D) in 1999 – 2002;
- Saab 9-5 I (YS3E) in 1999 – 2009.
Disadvantages of the Saab B235R engine
- First of all, this motor is worried about regular oil leaks, especially at the joints;
- Hydraulic lifters have a modest resource and often begin to knock to 150,000 km;
- By the same run, the oil pump often wears out, which is dangerous for liners;
- Closer to 200,000 km, oil scraper rings lie here and lubricant consumption appears;
- This unit does not tolerate tuning, its lightweight pistons can simply burn out;
- The block of balancers does not differ in a large resource, usually they get rid of it;
- The weak points of the engine also include the ignition cassette, turbine and electric throttle.