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: pistons from a 9000

21st July 2002, 02:07 AM
Hey i have decided to drop the idea of gettin JE forged pistons the price was great around 550 -650 not bad thats half dealer in my area but i can't wait 5 or so weeks till they get here i leave for the USAF Aug 20 and it just wouldn't get done so i have grabbed a piston out of a 9000 turbo and but i do have a slightly large ques does anyone know if the bore size in the 9000 was any different i grabbed it out of an 87 turbo 9000 and mine is a 87 900 turbo i think the engines are very similar but the rings out of my engine are smaller then those out of the 9000 though i put the one piston in my block and i noticed no diff in the way it moved up and down as compared to one of the orig pistons. pls advise

Janne Selinummi
21st July 2002, 03:28 AM
In 2.0 litre engines, both 900 and 9000 have the same pistons. In fact, the 2.0 16V engines are exactly the same, they just have different manifolds.
2.3 litre 9000 unit is a different story, though...

2nd August 2002, 10:35 PM
hey thnks for the help yeah my saab dealer said about the same though the pistons b/t a turbo and spg have different alloy mixture for heat handling and what not but this is a temp thing not for very long so it will work for now.