Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 06:46:53 -0500
From: ron hathaway <>
Subject: Re: Saab fuel pump

While thats true about the Bosch pumps, The 89 900 doesn't have a Bosch pump but instead uses a Walbro pump. I would tend to agree with your dealer that it's probably normal sounds you're hearing. Tom Longtin wrote: > Bought an '89 900S 3 door 4 years ago. Didn't notice 'til I put the back > seat down for cargo space what an annoying whining noise the fuel pump > makes. > > Went thru Saab USA for service/recall records - nothing reported there. > Saab USA sent me to a local dealer - guy says it's normal. Other people say > these Bosch pumps start screaming before they die - been screaming 4 years > now... > > OK, so this thing needs to pump 100+ lbs of fuel to the engine - probably a > good idea for an airplane - I don't expect to drive too far upside-down or > do > loop-the-loops! > > Anybody else have this experience - been able to resolve it? > > And the computer? It's mounted right over the exhaust pipe/converter area - > got cooked when the heat shield (inverted rain gutter) rusted thru. There > went a quick $900 +labor, +towing, +rental, +++...planned obsolescence?

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