Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:51:57 GMT
From: "chris" <chrisnospamorld.com>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] where is the ignition control unit on my 1983 900S?


"Craig's C900 Workshop" <c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote in message news:mailman.10.1097644920.596.saab_c900nospam.apana.org.au... > > My 1983 900S should, going on the Bentley manual, be fitted with an > electronic ignition control unit mounted near the wheel well in the left > side fender cavity (where it is in my 1985 900i), but it's not there! The > manufacturing plate on the car says it was actually built in the factory > in Sep 1982 but it's compliance plate is marked March 1983, if that > matters. that the Bentley manual talks > about... > > BTW, the distributor does not have the same electrical connector on the > side as does the one in my 1985 900i, so I am assuming that the car does > not have hall-effect ignition control and has conventional points instead > (which contradicts the Bentley manual). Still, being a car build after > mid-1982 it should have electronic ignition control (which the book says > existed in cars build from 1981 on). If the australian market is like UK market they didn't have electronic ignition until '84 (except turbos), pull the cap and see if you've got some points! Also 2 types of electronic ignition were fitted, early turbo's had inductive ignition, later '84 models had the hall effect system. --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.772 / Virus Database: 519 - Release Date: 01/10/2004

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