The Saab B258i 2.5-liter V6 petrol engine was produced in England from 1993 to 1998 and installed in the 900 model in combination with a manual and automatic transmission. This power unit is essentially one of the varieties of the famous Opel X25XE engine.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||170|
|Torque output, Nm||227|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81.6|
|Piston stroke, mm||79.6|
|Features||Bosch Motronic 2.8.1|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 900 1996)
|Engine lifespan, km||~280 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Saab 900 II (NG) in 1993 – 1998.
Disadvantages of the Saab B258i engine
- The biggest problem here is grease leaks, especially from under the valve covers.
- Very often, oil gets into the candle wells and there are problems starting the engine.
- Also, through a leaky heat exchanger, oil can seep into antifreeze.
- There are a lot of complaints on the network about a broken timing belt and almost always with a bend in the valves.
- The oil receiver is too low and any sump jam will block it.