Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 22:38:56 +0100
From: Robert Brown <>
Subject: Re: What fuel for a classic 900 in UK wrote: ---8<---------cutting earlier stuff ---- > part like a valve seat, I can't see there being different versions of. > > I can dig out the microfilms to see for idea - in the USA, > there's an emissions information sticker in the engine compartment, > do you have that sort of thing in your part of the world? Lists spark > plug gaps, that sort of thing? Here, I beleive it also specifies fuel > to use. But, I'm 99% sure that unleaded is fine in any 900. > > Dave Hinz OK, here's some of the remaining one percent: the Scandinavian market. Here, only from 1984 onwards did the 900's accept unleaded fuel. The valve seats on 1983's (I had 2 of these, once) and older required the lubricating effect of the lead to prevent local hot spots. Nowadays - and it's only been for the past 3-4 years - leaded is no longer sold, but you can buy a lead substitute in a separate bottle to add to every new tank of (unleaded) fuel, if you have the older car. Here's a case where the Americans were way ahead on environmental controls, and the Saabs sold there were equipped accordingly at a much earlier stage. /Robert Gothenburg

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