Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 08:13:20 GMT
From: Ywan Mason <>
Subject: Re: Electronic Ignition query (Saab 9000 S)

I beg to differ with your statement that Saabs are junk. I have worked on them for a living for 15 years. Look at the mileages you have already gotten. American cars would be seeking a home in the junk yard at that mileage. My 86 900T has 239000 miles on it with the original engine and turbo. Tranny made it to 225000 before I rebuilt it. I have many customers with over 300000 miles on their cars and no thoughts of stopping any time soon. I have been into engines at over 250000 miles that had cylinder walls that looked like the day they rolled off the line, factory crosshatching still evident. American engines require a tool to remove the ridge formed from wear at the top of the cylinder wall to get the piston out at 60000. You apparently are falling victim to the same thing owners across the nation are experiencing, poor dealer service. The DI cassettes were known to be problematic in thier first design. Saab extended goodwill to these failing parts and covered many of them at no charge to out of warranty customers. If you or your dealer had contacted Saab, the problem would have been resolved. My advice to you is to seek out a competent dealer or independent repair facility, get your car brought up to par, and stop posting negative things based on uninformed information. Take a look at and join one of the newsgroups there. Come participate in our chat on Sat nites from 9pm -ET

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