Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 06:57:19 +1000 From: pmg <pmgnospamytogroup.com.au> Subject: Re: Follow up on "A very annoying problem"
Thanks Craig. My mechanic has dealt with Saabs for 30 years and is pretty good. I think he's tried everything (well obviously not everything or it'd be fixed!)and he's been right through the fuel system. I'll work on the distributor first and see how it goes, then back to the fuel system if it's not fixed. I'll keep everyone informed. Pete Craig's Saab C900 Site wrote: > pmg <pmgnospamytogroup.com.au> writes: > > >>Craig, regarding how it "dies". It first loses power, splutters and you >>are forced to pull over. It then idles but splutters when you throttle >>it. Then often it stalls. The starter motor turns the engine over well >>and all dashboard lights are normal. Sometimes it will restart and >>continue to run rough, sometimes it won't restart. Leave it for 20-60 >>minutes and it starts again and runs normally. > > > Ah well that makes electrical problems less likely then. How is the fuel > pressure all this time? Check the central carbon contact in the distributor > cap to be sure that isn't the cause, though if the starter is ok and the > interior electrics behave as they should, and the engine doesn't just 'die' > totally, it sounds like electricals aren't the cause IMHO at least. > > If you have a good Saab tech available near you, get them to check out the > fuel system, specifically the fuel distributor, etc. just in case something > is going wrong with the airflow sensor unit. It's a longshot and I'm not a > guru with K-jetronic, but checking things out from other angles can't hurt. > > Craig.