Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 00:48:12 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Is my DI cassette going ?

John B wrote: > On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 22:24:54 +0100, Pooh Bear wrote: > > On the way into work today I noticed that the old 9000 ( 2.0 lpt ) > > wasn't as quick off the mark as usual. > > > > Later I noticed that the engine would cut out when stopping at > > junctions. Manual gearbox - de-clutching. > > > > On the way home although the engine started ok it immediately stopped > > without any throttle. Applying a bit of right foot revved the engine ok > > but it was clearly misfiring and I could smell petrol. > > > > What a coincidence. Today I received a panicked phone call from my significant > other. It seems her car (2001 9-3) went dead in the passing lane of I-95 (the > major north-south artery in the eastern US, which is generally 8 lanes wide). > Luckily she was able to pull off to the shoulder. She said it happened with no > warning, and that afterwards there was a little bit of smoke in the cabin, and > the Check Engine light (which she described as looking like either a faucet or > a submarine) was on. She said it didn't appear to be leaking any fluids. It was > towed to a dealer, and it is under warranty (and they provided a loaner car- a > Honda Accord, strangely). I'm betting on it being the DI, but we shall see. > > John That sounds similar to what I've heard about the DI cassette. They seem to *go* on you suddenly. I'm unsure if I'm getting a warning or the problem lies elsewhere. I can't fathom why the idle speed has now increased for example. I dare say I'll have a tale to tell soon. :-( Graham

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