Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 07:45:41 -0700
From: Kimo Saaby <>
Subject: Re: Curious Check Engine Light?

Dude! A THOUSAND BUCKS is way too much money to just fritter away like that! What if that ISN'T the problem? Man..... How about: Get a used one? "All cars run on used parts" is a slogan I hear constantly & it's true. Maybe you could get one for a $100 or so. Parts yards usually guarantee the parts, so..... If ya had a pal at a yard, you could get the brain & install it & if it didn't do the trick.... return it & pursue a different route. $1000 is a lot of dough to risk. GET A SECOND OPINION! BL PS: your car is so new I doubt that the brain would die. My 1983 brain is still fine.... uhhhh ECM that is! PPS: If your car runs OK, but it's just the light.... why spend $1000? Just live with the light or take the bulb out. PPPS: Time for a service? That's what the LIGHT ON is for! PPPPS: I need coffee! ack! Geoffrey Johnson wrote: > I'm going through the same thing with my '97 9000 CSE. Replaced the O2 > sensor, but light stays on on. Now I am scheduled to replace the ECM > ($1,000!). > > Geoff > > On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 13:30:59 GMT, Mark Schnittman wrote: > > >Hi all. I have a 91 900S and this morning the check engine light > >started doing some interesting stuff. At idle the light flashes 4 > >times and then pauses for a second and then flashes 4 more times. > >This pattern will continue until I press the accelerator. Once the > >RPMs go over about 1200 the check engine light stays solidly > >illuminated. At first I thought the light was just flickering at > >idle. But it definitely has a very solid and repeatable pattern. Is > >this some sort of a code indicating what is wrong? > > > >Oh, the car seems to run fine at all engine speeds but I have noticed > >that over the past few weeks my fuel economy has been up and down a > >bit. The check engine light just came on for the first time today (O2 > >sensor and air mass were replaced just 6 months ago). > > > >Thanks! > > > >mark

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