Rebus. Saab engine.

Update & Resolution 27.09.13

A look under the bonnet can be interesting. Sometimes disappointing, because with many modern products only small machines live under the hood. But sometimes it can be really exciting. We looked under the hood. Of course with a Saab. Only with which? And, hmm, what's that engine?

A Saab engine. Only in which car and which engine.
A Saab engine. Only in which car and which engine.

Questions about questions. While I'm on the road today and the blog has to wait, a picture puzzle for the readers. Maybe someone from the Saab community knows the solution. Because with a little skill and combination, the resolution could not be a problem. Have fun!

The resolution

It was not easy, but reader Anddeu was on the right track very fast. Congratulations Anddeu! The engine pictured comes from VM Motori, is a 2.9 liter V6 diesel. At Saab he came as A29DT designated engine under the well-formed hood of the 9-5 II. Unfortunately, it never came to the series and there is a vehicle worldwide under whose hood we were allowed to look. The Saab is currently for sale in the Netherlands.

That's it: Saab 9-5 II, V6 Diesel from VM Motori
That's it: Saab 9-5 II, V6 Diesel from VM Motori



37 thoughts too "Rebus. Saab engine."

  • Well that would have to be the engine compartment of an 9-5 NG with the 2,8L V6 engine. Either brand new or well cleaned!

  • I think it's a 9-4X 2.8L V6

  • Yes, I also appreciate a Holden engine.

  • No, no Holden engine. He looks a bit different. NEVS can not be either, they would not have the griffin. So a prototype?

  • So, the 9-5 II V6 looks different, at least mine. The 9-4X V6 should actually be the same.

  • Is a BMW cover on it. Do not think that it is a v6. Think this is a BMW test engine.

  • Looks from the cover in any case, something different than in my 2008er 9-3 V6 Turbo Convertible ....

    Where we are on the subject of V6 Turbo:
    My (256PS version) unfortunately makes problems when I fully accelerate, almost no matter what speed and only when the accelerator pedal is fully depressed: Then it jerks and jerks it briefly ... Feels as if you briefly turn the key to the left , only moments, strange.
    Ignition ?, turbo pressure control valve? No idea. Someone an idea?
    Sorry, if I use the picture puzzle for my problems ...


    • Addendum:
      Just took a picture of my 2-8 V6 turbo engine from the same perspective, printed and compared. - Looks very different, this is definitely not a Holden-V6.
      The voltage increases!

    • If you are not the Klaus of Hd: Check (let) the electrical contacts on the injectors. The report to the control unit, how much fuel or when fuel is injected ... With my old 900er which are installed by Bosch. Had such a jerking now and then while driving. Plug contacts and the rubber seals are exchanged for new ones and peace is ... But can also the distributor, the spark plugs (due to age) be ...? Remote diagnostics are bad in something.

    • Hello Klaus, I know that. Had that with mine too and I'm almost desperate. After many pit stops in my garage we found the problem this spring. It is a control relay. I can ask my mechanic what exactly and contact me Georg

      • Thank you (!!!) for the answers, the next Saab workshop is from me about 80 kilometers away and I'm glad if I can narrow down the problem already by experience reports ...

    • I think one of the six DI "ignition coils" is slowly saying goodbye, symptoms are the same. Is not that rare. If you are lucky, one from the front bank, you can change better.

  • It's a black and white Saab V6turbo. I'm pretty sure ....

  • 9000 V8?

    • I am quite sure that BMW 6 cylinder only builds as a series 6er and has no V6 in the program. There are only V8 and V12 V-engines. The sticker in the picture seems so synonymous V10 (old M5 / M6) or V12 (7er and Rolls) represent.

  • think almost that is a transversely mounted, slightly modified V6 Mercedes-Benz (installed in the 350ern)

  • ... and maybe the unnamed company was in the bidding war ... Mercedes

    • ... is of course speculative ...

  • Of course, it would be really exciting when it comes to the future! And no gleaning is of what was or could have been!

  • I'm pretty sure it's the transversely mounted V6 in 9-4X

  • The silver exterior color would now tempt me to tap on a study, Phoenix and AERO-X are not, Saab 9-6 SUV will probably have the Tribeca Subaru V6 (and it is definitely not) ...

    There's a part number on the black intake air duct, I'm reading something like:

    132.428.35 and in the end it looks like bosses from AA (or at least 44)? Seems to be a GM (including Saab) part number.

  • Reminds me of the cover more to BMW, but the separate oil dipstick reminds me of the GM-V6, which was already installed in the 900 (ii).

  • For me this is a GM 3.0 L V6 LF3

  • Might this be a V8 GM 9 5?

    GM always wanted more cylinders, but the first V6 was a real dog. Ugh ...

  • Everything speaks for an Insignia OPC V6 Turbo, only the oil filler neck is slightly eccentric.

    So certainly not a BMW, not a Mercedes ... all AMI.

  • or it is the much-spoken Italian-derived 3.0l V6TTID in the 9-5 II

    • VM Motori? I do not think so.

  • I also believe that it is a BMW engine. Apparently in Trollhättan a few of these engines mysteriously disappeared?

  • Hello Klaus
    I had the same problem last year with my Turbo-x
    In my lags on an ignition coil ...
    After then all were changed (price shock) the engine ran smoothly again

    Good luck

    Sunny greetings from Luxembourg

  • Clarify us on Tom!

    • Well, yes, the enlightenment I have written above in the article. VM Motori - no BMW. See you in Saxony on Sunday?

  • VM Motori is familiar to me - the diesel in the new Maserati Ghibli comes from this house. Original sound in the mirror: Not very innovative, not very cultivated, but neat stuff he has.

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