Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 05:42:01 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Check Engine light and Platinum Plugs...

"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. > > 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? I find it hard to > believe that moving to "better" plugs would cause problems in a Saab. > 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... And how did you compare the quality of the plugs? If ever there was a good case for "If it ain't broke...". The spark plug in a Saab not only provides spark, but also measures the condition in the cylinder from the spark current. That resulting data assumes that NGK's are used. Johannes

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