Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Saab 900 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 97000 miles
I have a 1994 Saab 900se with the 2.5L v-6. The timing belt came off and the engine is fried. I want to replace it with an Opel 3.2L. These engines are both GM 54 degree v-6's. The old 2.5L, along with a 3L and I think a 3.2L were versions of GM's L81 v-6. I have been told the 3.2L will replace these engines but I think the 3.2L is an updated and redesigned GM LA3 v-6. From what I have found, Opel started building these in 2001 and these were placed in the 2003-04 Cadillac CTS's as well as some Opels.
What I am trying to find out is if that 03-04 Cadillac 3.2L LA3 will bolt right into my Saab. I have found 3.2L Opel engines online that will replace my old 2.5, but I can't get anyone to tell me if that is still the L81 design or the newer LA3. I have found a low milage 2003 CTS 3.2L and would like to go that route if it would fit. I don't want to get it without knowing for sure that it will fit. Please let me know what you can find out about this. Thanks - Brian
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 AT 3:54 PM