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Old 2nd December 2010
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I'm replacing the engine on my 9-5. I found some candidates on Ebay they are all 2.3L same as mine, however some say the 8th digit on the vin has to be letter A others letter E and so on. My question is, they look the same what's the difference? And what years will fit, like from 2001 to ? Thanks in advance.
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Virtually any B235 engine will fit. Hey you could even take a B235 out of a Viggen and put it in your 01 9-5. There has been only minor changes to the B235 over the years from 1999 to 2009. One difference that many have asked about is the difference between the Aero and LPT model of the B235. To my knowledge the only difference is some exhaust valves which make little difference in how the engine performs and operates.
All of these changes would not make it impossible to swap engines, but it may make it a little bit tricky with changing electrical connectors.
I'd say go for the cheapest- best engine you can find that is a B235.

Note: 1999-2003 had sludge issues, so sump drop plus PCV update is recommended.
1999 had the old model head bolts that have been known to loosen causing leakage.
2004 and newer had the updated Crankcase Vent system (PCV) which is not sludge prone, but these are much harder to find.

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Awesome, the cool thing is I will have both engines, old and replacement. So any connector issues, I can just swap between the two. Thanks
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i have run into the issue of having to swap the intakes, so do yourself a favor and look closely before you start stuffing the engine back into the car
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i have run into the issue of having to swap the intakes, so do yourself a favor and look closely before you start stuffing the engine back into the car
Very True! It's a 10 minute job to swap it while the motor is out of the car and at least an hour to do it in the car

I think it's just the 1999 model (perhaps 2000 also) had a different air pressure sensor which necessitates the swap.
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Thanks for the quick replies, the motor that's so far I have the most interest in is an 04 with 40,000mi. I will look closely at both new and old and make the necessary swaps.
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early motors have the two piece manifold and different pressure sensor 01 and 04 you should be ok
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Swapped the motor in mine (V6) but had to use the intake and exhaust manifolds from the '99 and put em on the '01 motor to make everything play nicey nice. If you have both engines side by side there shouldn't be any issues but I wouldn't bet my life on it, good luck and you've come to the right place.
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