Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 19:47:02 -0300
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: Non Starting SAAB 9000 HELP


Salutations: Stevenopsamx.com wrote: > > Tried removing spark plugs as suggested today and the noise only appears > when cylinder No.3 has a plug in it. So somethhing is definitely wrong with > this cyclinder under compression. Thinking aloud here (if you can do that > with a keyboard?) Possibly big end? Anyone any thoughts Flag me anytime brother Grunff.. Back to topic.. That is not good brother Steve.. I wonder if your 'squeal' is actually an air leak through the plug - or much much worse - the head - or perhaps a really weird short in the DI unit.. Try moving the plug to another hole to confirm.. If the plug is non-operable it might read as a short at the DI and perhaps trigger the engine management system to kill off the engine before it lights.. Although why would be completely beyond me.. This is exactly why I am so interested in keeping my 89' engine in service as long as possible.. 2.0 litre - have to use the old management computer - but it limps on and on at considerable velocity with a leaky magnetic distributor and regular wires regardless. If it's not plug related - then you are into a bug hunt starting with a head crack and working your way down the block from there.. Don't forget to check if something is in the chamber that is making your rings stick or shorting out the plug.. All kidding aside - sorry to hear you baby is being weird - it's a great model.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ 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 Louis Prima Keely Smith - Hey Boy Hey Girl http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/146.RAM

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