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Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 05:46:06 GMT
From: FatHoss <>
Subject: Re: 9000 running on 3 cyls

You said the problem appeared after a head gasket change? I would have a compression test performed, just to check. The problem may be physical. On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 12:25:34 +0100, Frode Haugen <> wrote: >Does "exactly the same problem" include _only_ in days with high >relative humidity and _never_ during warm-up in your case too? > >I'd hate replacing the DI cassette just to find no improvement. > > >Toby Field wrote: > >> Sounds like the DI cassette to me. Mine has exactly the same problem as >> yours but doesn't happen often enough to warrant replacing the DI cassette. >> You should be concerned about driving it while running on 3 cylinders, as >> unburnt fuel can go doen the exhaust and kill the catlytic converter. >> >> Toby Field (UK) >> '93 9000 CSE 2.3T Auto >> 158,000 Miles >> >> "Frode Haugen" <> wrote in message >> >> >>>Hi all, >>> >>>I need some advice on my 93 9k 2.3i normally aspirated, 212000 km. Nice >>>car, but from time to time it runs for a periods - up to a minute >>>sometimes - on 3 cylinders. Then suddenly goes back to normal again. >>>This has been going on for a year now. Behaves like an electrical >>>failure, as the problem is not related to rpm or load. Also only happens >>>in days with high relative humidity. Plugs changed a couple of times, >>>currently BCPR6ES-11, BCPR7 were no worse. >>> >>>Suspected DI-cassette to begin with, but then I should be stranded by >>>now - right? besides the unit itself looks and smells like it should. >>> >>>Injector cleaner had no effect -- and injectors should not fail more >>>often on humid days. >>> >>>Incidentally, this started soon after the car was in the SAAB shop for a >>>head gasket job. >>> >>>Ideas anyone? >>> >>>Frode >>> >>> >> >> >

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