Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 00:34:24 -0500
From: "Zman" <jzwirnernopsamnfi.net>
Subject: Re: Some '87 9000T Questions


Thanks for your reply... I will attempt to answer these questions as I learn more about the car (as I just got it last week). The previous owner kept extensive records and was very meticulous - he also kept it in the garage most winters and did additional rustproofing with some stuff he got in England - he picked the car up new at the Saab factory in Sweden to bring back to the states. Some of the latest service records mention the idle problem - the throttle body was cleaned and everything was adjusted by the Saab shop - they referenced an option to remove a brain to send to Saab for an upgrade with an estimated down time of 10-14 days. I will talk to the previous owner to see what this was about - just trying to see if anyone out there has heard of this. Your reply regarding the torque arm bushings and the shifter movement - I am interest in hearing more about your modification. On the shifter movement - is this normal, or does it just occur if the engine mounts are worn? Ywan Mason wrote in message <3498A765.92BA17EAnopsamsouth.net>... >More than likely the AIr Mass Meter on this car is causing the cold start >problem. But before jumping on that, all other possibilities must be >addressed. When and what brand of plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel and air >filters are on the car? Is the throttle position sensor properly adjusted and >the throttle plate clean? Is the base idle adjusted correctly? Is the AIC >valve functioning correctly? Is the ignition timing right? Are there any >vacuum leaks? {snip.................}

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