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Date: 30 Apr 2003 14:30:28 GMT
Subject: Re: Check Engine light and Platinum Plugs...

Someone who looks an awful lot like Chris M. <> wrote: > The car is a 1996 900SE Turbo and I'm beginning to believe I might > have jacked myself by going with the Platinums ... On the way home > tonight I got a loud "POP~~Shhhhhhhhhhhhh..." and then...No more turbo > boost. Sounds like you blew off an air plenum on the pressure-side of the turbo, or between that, the intercooler, and the intake manifold. Hose clamp should do it. > At first I didn't notice the lack of boost and thought that maybe one > of the cylinders had popped due to the new plugs; but, aren't all > plugs designed to almost similar specs for all cars? "almost similar" being the operative phrase. In the old days, when it was just a coil and condenser, the plug was just used to make fire in the hole. Today, they're sensors, so "almost similar" isn't good enough. > I find it hard to > believe that moving to "better" plugs would cause problems in a Saab. Well, if they were better, Saab would be using them. > Half the car is made up of BOSCH parts and the plugs were BOSCH, why > would they even make those wacky 2 and 4 pronged plugs for the general > public if everyone's car is going to start pre-detonating and causing > problems!? I didn't get those plugs per se...I got the regular BOSCH > Platinum's and I have to admit that when I compared the plugs that > were in the car to the new one's, the quality of the NGK's were > sub-par to the BOSCH...nevermind the carbon deposits and worn firing > head... I'm not sure why you have the impression that NGK plugs aren't suitable. Wear is a function of use, and deposits have more to do with your fuel and mixture than the plug. > I'll try the NGK's again and let you folks know how it goes. (Thank > God changing plugs in a Saab is about as easy as a 440 V-8) Get some of the right NGKs, put that hose back on, and you'll be fine. Dave Hinz

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