Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 23:16:15 -0800
From: "Photogenix" <>
Subject: Re: Intermittent power loss after a service...

I recently had the valve cover gaskets replaced on my V6, which were leaking copious amounts of oil. Do you think the oil may have affected any ignition components as you suggest? I'm pretty much experiencing the same symptoms as Matt. Although it has been a couple of weeks now with no reoccurrence Thanks. Anthony "Dexter J" <> wrote in message > Salutations: > > Grunff wrote: > > > > wrote: > > > > >>Violent bucking when accelerating? > > > > > > > > > Mine did that a couple of times, never did find the cause. Did you have > > > any ideas for that problem? > > > > Knock sensor is the most common cause of that. Also ignition > > problems. > > > > -- > > Grunff > > Yep - but the order is relevant.. > > In my case, I had a small oil vapor leak at the distributor that was > grounding the bottom plug wire lead to the block - which would interfere > with ignition momentarily - which was read as a knock by the sensor - which > shut off fuel under boost - which causes violent bucking under > acceleration.. > > The problem was a hairline run of oil on the bottom of the distributor that > would basically dry into it's usually grimy state by the time anyone in > service would look at it - because who the heck puts their hands down there > with the turbo glowing away.. Once it cooled down - no ground - no problems > at all - until it got good and hot and under boost enough to put pressure > on the oil ring to let a vapor leak out.. > > I suppose you could get the same thing going on if the block didn't vent > properly.. The previous owner replaced a wastegate and did the tranmission > and several other bits and pieces trying to figure it out and I mystakenly > put in a new fuel pump in hopes of fixing it myself.. > > That said - my distributor is still pretty worn out at 310,000km and even > though a local genius figured the biggest culprit to be the 10 cent oil > ring - I'm starting to get minor seepage in the distributor itself.. Same > thing goes on with Buick distributors apparently I think.. It's hard to > remember details like that whilst fighting off tears really.. It was kinda > like having a pet passed back to you at the vet after a frightening illness > after the bucking got really bad.. > > SAAB has a rebuilt kit - but I was wondering if anyone has a decent fresh > replacement option for the whole unit, like a performance after market job > or off another 'Euro-Rod' - which spell checks as 'Erred' BTW.. :).. And > however much I would like to think it was the case - I can't think SAAB had > it's own distributor shed as late as '89.. > > Anyway - If you run into a violent bucking pwob - that mysteriously goes > away as quickly as it started - it's almost certainly the knock sensor > cutting in.. Unfortunately at the price of the engine mounts and exactly - > why - may be even more of a puzzler.. > > -- > > J Dexter - webmaster - > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads > no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > Rocky Horror Picture Show - I'm Going Home > -----------== Posted via Newsfeed.Com - Uncensored Usenet News ==---------- The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! -----= Over 100,000 Newsgroups - Unlimited Fast Downloads - 19 Servers =-----

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