Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 10:14:37 GMT
From: (Richard Ross)
Subject: Re: Electronic Ignition query (Saab 9000 S) (A R Hirst) wrote: >About Two and half years ago I purchased a Saab 9000 S model Engine >size 2.3cc and about Two months ago after driving for about 2 miles my >ignition system failed, but with luck my vehicle broke down near a >garage which I manage to get the car towed their. >They informed me that the entire ignition system needed to be >replaced, which in the end cost me 414.00 pounds sterling. >My query is should it be normal for this electronic Ignition system to >have failed so early in its life seeing the Saab is only Seven years >old and has 85,000 miles on the clock. >Has any one got any advice on this matter and also as to what >measurers I can take in the future to avoid this happening again while >I am driving. My '89 2.0 Turbo with 175,000 miles is now on its *third* DI cartridge, the most recent having been replaced about a month ago. The cost was around 300. The previous one went at about 75,000 also. I'm distinctly unimpressed by this, particularly since the problem is doubtless just a 50p transistor orsomething. I'm an electronics engineer by profession, but because the whole thing is potted in resin it's not possible to get into the damn things and fix them. Both of them failed gradually though, symptoms of the first being an unwillingness for the engiune to start, and the second an increasingly persistent misfire. At the moment, the ABS light comes on intermitently and the turbo occasionally fails to boost properly. I imagine these will be electronics failures as well. I've already been told to suspect the APC module as the culprit for the turbo problem.... Anyone any experience of the ABS problem? Typically, the light comes on as I round a sharp bend. Cheers Richard **------------------------------------------------------ * Richard Ross * RH Designs * England * ** RH Designs - home of the StopClock f-stop enlarger timer ** and many other innovative darkroom products ** **------------------------------------------------------

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