Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 22:00:18 GMT
From: "Alex Cheng" <>
Subject: Re: 96 900SET with carbon buildup?

Dude! You have me worried! The stock plugs are from NGK. Very important that you use the right one (resistor) as the plugs are used as sensors by the Trionic System! Also check your warranty, and documentation. If the car was maintained by a SAAB dealer you might get some relief! Cheers, Alex Gavin Haslett <> wrote in message > Thanks for the input! Here's my replies; > > Eric Law wrote: > > > 1: A lot of *really* short trips - like starting the car and running it > > for 2 minutes to rearrange cars in the drive, etc. > > Not since I've owned the car... but OTOH I bought it used in the mid 50's > mileage last year. > > > 2: Have you been naughty and not changed your oil? If so, it's possible > > that deposits have built-up that are causing the piston rings to stick. > > Heh... nope... religious about that. Every 3-4000 miles depending on how much > driving I do during a single week (can range from 100 miles to over 1000). > Again, used car syndrome, but I know at least the car's been babied for the > last 25000 miles or so :) > > > 3: Wrong spark plugs? Might want to check and make sure the correct ones > > are fitted. > > That's a good point. When I bought the car I didn't know that the previous > owner had put platinum spark plugs in it. I only found out at 70,000 miles when > my ignition module blew out earlier this year. Nice $300 part broken by $11 > worth of spark plugs!!! I've run the stock Bosch ever since then and plan to do > so until the car withers to dust. > > I think your number 3 is probably the correct one; I don't know how long the > previous owner ran platinums, but I've already figured the previous owner was > an a**hole! According to the dealership I bought it from the car had never even > been scratched as far as damage... but after a recent parking lot fender bender > (while I was half a mile away from the car), the shop discovered frame damage > that predated me buying the car. It also had an aftermarket bumper instead of a > Saab one and one of the headlight mountings was cracked where you couldn't see > it without removing the bumper. If I ever find the previous owner, I think I'll > shoot him/her :)) > > > -- > Gavin Haslett > > > "Ahhhh... Mountain Dew... nectar of the geeks!" > > > >

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