Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 23:13:55 GMT From: "Maura Bracco" <mbracconopsamrr.com> Subject: 1996 900S Check Engine Light
I have owned a 1996 900s for around 2 1/2 years, after buying it at around 59,000 miles. It now has around 102,000 on it. The check engine light has come on several times since I bought it. I had the knock sensor replaced at one point but kept getting the check engine message now and then. My previous garage said the engine sounded OKand would simply reset the light after I burned a few tanks of gas whenever it came on, they said the engine is finicky regarding gas in this model. They suggested I run 94 octane. This seemed to do the trick. Recently I moved to an area that only has 91 octane as the highest octane level. The check engine light has come on a few times. A mechanic at the new garage in this area tells me it "could be an expensive problem", they seemed OK, but that comment gave me concern.... I'm thinking of just buying a reset tool for around $150 and resetting it when it comes on since thats what the old garage did, and I trusted them. Anyone think this is the best route to go? Anyone have similar experiences with a 1996 900s? Possible causes? Solutions? Comments?