Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 00:25:57 GMT
From: Harvey White <>
Subject: Re: DI Fire

On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:43:34 -0600, "jffwight" <> wrote: >Thanks for the Saab 800 number for help > >I was vacationing down the Florida with my Aero Wagon > >I Tried to start it and it wouldnt ... soon smoke came out from under the >hood. > >I turned off the ignition and the smoke stopped. Good sign. > >I called the 800 number and the sent a truck down to take it to Jacksonville >for repairs > >It was under guarantee so the truck and repair was free Very good luck. > >Jacksonville never called me back eventhough I gave them my motel number Not so hot. > >So I called 800 again and they called Jacksonville and go through ... >Jacksonville said I never gave them a number > >on the replair slip the advisor's name was Jesse James ????? It could be Bill Clinton, as long as they did a good job. > >I suppose the DI is the thing that has the four coils for the spark plugs sure does. few bolts and one connector, and it's off. Ditto and it's on. > >Why does this go ... ON a trip ... how do you know that it is not >dependable. How many miles on the car? They will typically last 65000 to 100,000 miles (give or take a few). It's electronics on a hot engine. There's a known limited life on any DI cassette, regardless of manufacturer. This is going to happen on any car that uses a DI, sooner or later. You should be good for another 65000 miles minimum, from what I've heard. Harvey > >On the Saab that I had before this, the DI failed .... ?????????? At what mileage? H.

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