Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 09:56:32 GMT From: Johannes <johsnospam-gets-damned-sizefitter.com> Subject: Re: SAAB Quality Since GM?
Pooh Bear wrote: > > mattleibovitchnospaml.com wrote: > > > I agree. The DIC shouldn't even be a replacement item. GM's various > > distributorless ignition setups (since 1984) have proven to be pretty > > much trouble free and will last "forever" much like any other > > solid-state electronics. Why is Saab's version so very different? > > Because the're too much clever electronics is in that DI cassette ? > > As an electronics designer, I'd like to know what the typical failure > mode(s) is (are). I'll bet there's something(s) straighforward that's > fixable by design. > > Graham The failure is related to the heat and lack of cooling possibilities when mounted on top of the engine. I took mine apart, the insulation in one of the coils had burned through, I guess it short circuited. It also help if you diagnose any overheating problem immediately, i.e. don't drive round with the temperature gauge at 3/4 mark. It must always be at a healthy 1/2 mark.