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I recently picked up a 1992 c900 (na hardtop) and the motor is pretty tired and it leaks and I believe will need a timing chain soon and there is a guy who is offering me a 1991 9000 turbo with a new turbo but no paperwork for $500, how tough would it be to swap the 9000 motor into the 900?
 

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OG 900 has longitudinal engine with transmission directly under engine.
9000 has transverse engine with transmission as an extension of engine.
So you can not swap whole engine, but base is same.
 

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If you're in the US, it's a nonstarter... all 1991 9000 Turbos were 2.3 motors and they will not work on a c900 no how, no way.

I sure would like a 19991 9000 Turbo with a 5-speed!
 

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To the OP, from what I have read the swap is not doable.

The main reason is crank throw from a 9000 engine is greater than the C900 engine, even though the block is very similar. And the webs "smash" into the transmission.

There is a very large thread on this somewhere, either on this site, or on the UK Saab site.
I remember reading it right through.

Robin
 

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I recently picked up a 1992 c900 (na hardtop) and the motor is pretty tired and it leaks and I believe will need a timing chain soon and there is a guy who is offering me a 1991 9000 turbo with a new turbo but no paperwork for $500, how tough would it be to swap the 9000 motor into the 900?
has transverse engine with transmission as an extension of engine.
So you can not swap whole engine, but base is same.
 
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