Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 20:11:12 GMT
From: "Nick Buddenbrock" <>
Subject: Re: '87 900i computer problem ???

I had a 85 900 turbo and an 88 900 turbo and both usually got me about 360 miles per tank full, unless I drove a long trip where as I would get about almost 400 miles per tank. SPL/VT Purchasing Services Support wrote in message <6fdj2d$lev$>... >I own a 1987 Saab 900i and have some weird stuff going on where the most >noticeble is that my gas-mileage is going crazy. I used to average approx. >450km to a full tank (60ltr) - which I thought high but it being my first >"heavy" car - I didn't think much of it. > >Just recently I saw my petrol usage go down to 525km to a full tank, but I >attributed that to the fact that I was driving longer stretches (200km one >way). > >Just last week the usage went down further to a point where I got 680 km >(!!!) out of one tank of fuel. > >I was thinking that my prayers to the fuel-Gods had been answered when >suddenly my last tank only got me 480km farther. > >A collegue of mine claims that it could be a faulty "injection computer" or >one of its sensors. Because this is my first Saab (and my first injection >car) I can not asses if this could be the case. Furthermore I am very weary >of going to Saab dealers for answers due to disappointing previous >experiences. > >The noticeble symptoms -except for the jumping gas-mileage- is a sometimes >very strong smell of petrol and a slighty "un-even running engine. >Furthermore it runs like clockwork. > >Can anyone in Saab-land give me some advise on this ? >Who knows wht normal petrol consumption is on this car ('87 900i 3dr with >a/c) > >Many thanx in advance > >William > > > >

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