So I tried to be pretty thorough for my recent build and pretty much documented wherever I spent money on the car. The above chart is everything I personally bought for the car and how much it ran me at the time. For anyone doing their own B284R/LP9 rebuild, I think this chart should be a decent reflection of what you’ll be looking at.
Now, granted, I opted for almost new OEM everything. You could def save some money there, and some components I only bought ’cause I broke the original lol. On the other hand, I didn’t buy some parts I could’ve (such as pistons, thermostat housing, etc.) and I didn’t add everything I did buy (such as fluids, new battery, not engine stuff). So with those two points, maybe it levels out.
I also added tool costs, as for me personally, it was somewhat significant. But I imagine that’ll be a nonissue for most people rebuilding an engine (unlike me lol). I also bought some extraneous stuff: like the gold Mishimoto intercooler was 100% not required ?.
It was definitely a “fun” project for me (though I wanted to push the car off a bridge many times). I had to do a lot of research and compiling during the process. And this is that. Hopefully, this chart comes in handy for anyone also rebuilding their engine in the future ??. My rebuild below ???
Somehow, some way I was able to get my hands on a 2009 Saab 9-3 Aero [6MT, XWD, V6] ?... granted, the engine does need to be rebuilt 'cause it jumped time :D. But I think it'll be a pretty sweet project car once finished. I've done a solid amount of research and have sourced a vast majority of...