Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 17:40:35 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Saab 900 D reg started then died.

in article, dickysludge at clayfamily14nospamcom wrote on 18/9/06 12:41: > The car started 1st time as always, had been running a bit rough when > cold.As I pulled away it died and appeared to running on 1 or 2 cylinders. > I have had it examined by auto electrician states spark and fuel ok. I have > changed to coil and the distributer head. but cannot suggest other reason > other than timing?Does anyone have a alternate suggestion as timing > involves taking the engine out! I think we need a bit more information about this. Is your car carburetted or fuel injected (and turbocharged)? What fuel pressure is the car running at? If fuel injected, have you pulled the injectors out of the head, placed them in a glass and then lifted the metering plate to check for a good spray pattern. Are your HT leads in the right order? Remove each plug in turn and place it in the removed HT lead. Hold the plug against the cam cover and turn the car over. Check for spark on each plug. Have you had your distributor out recently? The entire distributor, rather than just the cap, of course. When re-fitting it does fit in exactly 180 degrees out, which appears to be right, but is not ... It's 180 degrees out! Finally, I'm not sure why the engine needs to be removed to check the timing ... It's something that can be done by pretty much any garage, along with a compression test while you've got the car there. Come back with some answers and we'll see if we can advise further. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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