Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 20:25:36 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: 9000CS  1994 Wont start wrote: > [...] > > > > johannes et al, > success at last !!! > My car was left at a lonely outpost near my place of work .Visions of > vandalism and broken wing mirrors disturbed my sleep. > On Friday ,the DI Cassette arrived and I replaced the unit in the lonely car > park with a pliers to loosen the four screws . > My pride and joy (once more) started on the first turn of the key and has > done so all weekend since . I have saved myself a couple of hundred euro on > the part and the same again on labour--- all thanks to the collective > knowledge of the contributors to this newsgroup, take a bow ladies and > gents. > The old cassette packed in after c20k miles but I did have the incorrect > plugs in for three months.I wont make that mistake again .. > The DI cassette has a warning on its under side "use only resistor > sparkplugs" so make sure to use the NGK type as recommended in the manual > 9000CS injection engine NGK BCPR 6ES > 9000CS turbo engine NGK BCPR 7ES > Its nice to have a motor tale with a happy ending. > By the way I had imagined that the DI Cassette would just fail rather than > degrade and fail intermittently but apparently not > There you go . > Best Wishes Well done. Apparently the DI also fooled the garage? I thought all that had been checked. I had intermittent starting problems over about two weeks until the car finally stopped dead. The AA correctly diagnosed the DI which I found hard to believe at the time. Strangely enough, the Haynes manual lists Champion plugs, but someone here suggested that they had a deal with Haynes...

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