Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 01:16:00 +0100
From: Christoph Kessler <zeepeekahnospamde>
Subject: Re: problem starting Saab diesel after running out of fuel


Trespassers W schrieb: > I foolishly ran out of fuel in Saab 9-5 3.0TiD yesterday 10 miles from home > (the display showed I still had enough fuel for 30 miles). An insurance > company man brought me 10 liters of fuel and it took me 1.5 hrs to start the > engine. At times I turned the starter for as long as 30 secs. I > unsuccessfully tried to locate a fuel filter or a fuel pump somewhere under > the hood. Finally, when the battery was half-dead, the engine started. My > questions are as follows: > What is one supposed to do in such situations (other than make sure they do > not happen)? > What are the risks/potential damage? > Where is the fuel pump located anyway? > Thanks and best regards > TW > > hi tw, i had this prob a long time ago: as i ran out of fuel, i parked my car on the right side, called the saab assistance and got the adac-helping-guy send to my place. he electricaly connected his van to mine and tried starting the engine several times. after not longer then 5 min the engine ran for itself. no other probs no discussion. afterwards, few months later, i had to change the (damaged) battery. as a serviceman from "banner" told my, the batteries in our 3.0 tid are to small in capacity and larger ones do not fit in the same place. best wishes to u chris

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