Date: 27 Oct 2000 04:15:05 GMT
From: (Ken Bell)
Subject: Re: hot start problem

In article <>, Spy <> wrote: >I have had a particular problem with my Saab 900i (1987) for some >time now. >After running around long enough for the engine to heat up, town >driving in particular, if I stop - say at a petrol station - for >approx. five mins I then have great difficulty starting again, it >either turns the engine without catching or else almost starts >and then cuts out. However, leave the car another few minutes and >it starts up ok. It feels as if there is just no fuel getting >through, but I doubt if this is actuallty the case due to the >high pressure in the fuel system. On my 1988 9000T, which I think is basically the same FI setup as your car, this turned out to symptomatic of a failing FI relay (this relay is next to the FP relay, which is apparently identical). The relay would fail when hot resulting in fuel injection cutoff which at first caused the occasional symptoms you describe but soon progressed to engine cutout while driving. The Bosch relay cost about $10 (discounted). On the 9000, these relays are in a shelf in the glove compartment; I don't know where they are on the 900. -- Ken Bell :: :: (212) 475-4976 (voice)

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