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I own a 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 5-door Hatch and here is my question...

How do you tell if your car is the standard 185bhp SE or a 200bhp HOT SE?
I look everywhere and i don't see a number or something that could point me in the right direction...
I hopped on CARFAX and all it told me was that i had a "2.0L I4 EFI". But it didn't tell me if it was HOT or not. Please help me with this cause i want to do some ECU upgrades but i don't want to get the wrong ECU. Unless, the HOT SE model and the regular SE model both are "T5's".

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8th Digit of the VIN.

N = Standard Compression 2.0

P = High Compression 2.0

G = High Compression 2.3 Viggen engine
 

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Your intercooler will tell you too, if it exits and enters on the same side U.S. Drivers side, then it is slow. If it enters on the pas side and exits on the drivers side, then it is fast.

The only 9-3 in 99 to be t7 is the viggen, all other 9-3s hot or not are T5.
 
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