Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 11:57:42 GMT
From: "Bj¯rnulf Karlsen" <bjornulf.karlsennopsamrks.no>
Subject: Re: 9000 2.3. INTERMITTENT Hesitation & Loss of Power


The Coil is in the DI... "hale" <halenopsam.com> wrote in message news:NKLw8.101942$CH1.90758nopsamnsc02... > I had that problem on a 1990 9000CD. I was told by the mechnic that the DI > had to be changed and was but the actual cause was the cracked casing of a > spark plug or coil (I can't remember which now). > > > "Lineone" <adriannopsamone.org> wrote in message > news:coBt8.8611$tZ1.2487258nopsam2-win.server.ntlworld.com... > > 1992 9000 CS 2.3-16i (non-turbo) > > I've posted before about my engine's hesitation and loss of power, and had > > various suggestions including the following: > > > > 1: The rubber nipple and vacuum vent on top of the valve cover. > > 2: Sticky "adaptive idle control valve". > > 3: The DI. > > > > Well the problem still persists, though I now know it to be INTERMITTENT. > It > > disappeared then came back under the following conditions: > > > > Hesitation disappeared - After about 1 week of no usage (car stood on > > driveway) > > Hesitation returned - About 250 miles into a long journey. > > > > As the hesitation returned, so the fuel consumption went up. I was seeing > > 40+ mpg (on the instrument panel), which then dropped back to about 36 > mpg. > > I know the calibration to be way out, so these figures should be revised > > down by about 4 mpg. > > > > So can anyone shed any light on this hesitation now we know it's > > INTERMITTENT? > > > > Adrian > > > > BTW: I was lucky to survive my long journey. On the motorway (freeway), a > > very large lorry flipped not too far in front of me, landed on its side, > > took out the central barrier and ended up two-thirds in the fast lane of > the > > other carriageway spilling a small river of diesel all over the place. > > Traffic density was high, but amazingly only one other vehicle, a car on > my > > carriage way, appeared to be slightly damaged. If I'd been closer ..... > > well, not even the mighty 9000 could survive that sort of treatment. No > idea > > what caused it - I wasn't quite close enough to see. Heard later on the > news > > that the lorry driver did not survive. > > > > > >

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