Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 18:30:22 GMT
From: "Dave" <>
Subject: Re: rough engine, no power

> Replacing the injectors is something I haven't heard of before as > typical maintenance. (well, I haven't heard of it at all, but that's > not necessarily saying a whole lot) I'll try putting some injector > cleaner in the gas tank before I go for replacements. (I'll try the > filters first, too, of course) > No manufacturers seem to mention that injectors are a) spring-loaded and b) constantly under pressure. They do get dirty. The springs do get weaker. They do get etched over time and leak. Problems usually manifest themselves at lower RPMs, though not always. > > If you don't know how to do this, consider buying the Bentley > > manual, about $70 MONEY WELL SPENT. > > Is Bentley comparable to Haynes and Chiltons or to Helm? In other > words, is it a short "generic" overview type of manual, or a detailed > specifically for a given year manual with lots of exploded view > diagrams and the like? > The Bentley is set up exactly like the Saab factory manuals, same numerical section headings, etc. They are about 500 times better than the Haynes or other manuals, they have ALL the factory specs... torques, clearances, intervals, etc. They have lots of pictures and diagrams. Can't tell you strongly enough how much I feel it is a worthwhile expenditure (I have Clymer -- basically useless, Haynes --better, and Bentley -- only one I use any more). > > Good luck. Remember, eliminate the simple and inexpensive things first. > > Thank you very much. The information you provided is exactly what I > wanted. > > Thanks also for the price estimates. I like to have an idea what > something is going to cost before deciding to do it or before going to > the store and spending the money. Its interesting, too, that the > parts seem fairly consistently twice as much as the ones for my Ford. > ($7 for fuel filter, $22 for spark plugs and distributor cap and > rotor) > > -D > Import parts still seem to be about twice as much as domestics... also bear in mind the age of the car and the cost of stocking those parts all those years. There are tons of web sites devoted to saab aftermarket and OEM parts, many have some smokin' good prices. Start at (Thor's Saab Portal) to find links. > -- > A mouse is a device used to point at the xterm you want to type in. > --Kim Alm, a.s.r > PS. How refreshing, UNIX-literate! > www: jabber:

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