Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 00:28:53 +0100
From: "Thierry Rijnhout" <>
Subject: Re: Fuel pump 9000 CD 1990

Hi, I'm new on this newsgroup. My name is Thierry Rijnhout from the Netherlands. Your fuel pump problem triggered my curiosity, I might have one myself I'm afraid. First, let me introduce myself (it isn't against any netiquette, I hope?). I own a SAAB 9000 CD (1992), LPG. Bought myself an ex-lease vehicle end of '98, 240.000 kilometres. Had some expensive repairs already, first one luckily in period of purchase guarantee (first 3 months). Salesman answered at the time of the purchase on my specific question - I just got rid of a SAAB 9000 i (1986) because of it - that the transmission was perfectly alright. Guess what: I had the car audited just before expiration of the guarantee period and found out that the transmission needed to be revised, drove only a 10.000 km's until that moment!! Problem nr. 2: after I hit something in the middle of the night on the highway at 130 km's p/h (don't know how many miles that is, sorry), it might have been anything, my damaged airco radiator needed to be repaired and refilled. My dealer charged me almost $1500. Still, it was covered by my all risk assurance, had only to pay about $ 150 myself ('own risk'). I'm not complaining about that. But, then my airco wouldn't work. It was in the midst of summer, a hot summer, I didn't like it at all. With switch on 1, 2 or 3 the airco + blower stayed dead. Only with switch on 4 they worked. I went to see the garage, they replaced a fuse. Helped for one day or so, then it failed again. They replaced the fuse by a heavier one. Helped for two days or so. No, it couldn't have anything to do with the airco repair. The garagist suggested it could be the heater's engine, instead. I still couldn't help but think that it had something to do with the airco reparation... Nevertheless I was charged with $ 500. Now, my third problem might turn up. Since a fortnight, I have problems with the fuel injection. My car cannot run on gas anymore, only on LPG. That means I have to overrule the automatic gasinjection while starting in the morning. Remembered that I had problems before: didn't ride too good on gas but reason was that settings were optimalized for LPG, I was assured. Now, switching while driving won't do any good. What do you think I am to expect when I take my car to (another) garagist next friday? Could it be the fuel pump? Hope to hear from you.

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