Date: 19 Dec 2006 02:03:03 -0800
From: "rammy121" <rammynospamonet.co.uk>
Subject: Re: DI cassette failures


is there a recall on these?? mine went TWICE!! fist time around 50k miles,then around a 100k miles. from what my engineer/grease monkey told me, yesm they do go but the more recent ones are more reliable. check the manufacture date. my car is 9-3 2001, i've had i from new so the fir DI cassette was the original. the second was a newer one. what i will say is, when the new one went in, the engine warning light came on. yeh, i did the little trick with disconnecting the battery, go have a cup of tea and come back, plug it all in and it dissappears. it goes off once in a while. another mechanic told me that when it went the second time, because i turned the engine over too much (well, i didn't because i knew from experience the first time), that this could have disrupted the cat. conv. and now the light comes on. i reckon it was when it went the first time and ignorantly i turned the engine over so many times!! F O O L !! anyway, another little thing, people think you can not tell when they're about to go. in my experience and that of a few other mechanics, the cabin of the car will occasionally have a burning smell, like hair burning or plastic. well folks that's my six pence worth. oh btw, i now carry a spare D.I. cassette. what a sad world we drive in!! rammy John B wrote: > On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 12:08:25 -0800, Greg Farris <farrisnospam.org> wrote: > > > > Yet I have never seen one fail. > > I'm assuming the rumors have at least some factual basis, even if they > > may be exaggerated, so how many have seen thyese things fail? > > > > My wife's failed while driving on the highway a year or two ago (2001 9-3). > > It took the catalytic converter with it. Good thing it was all covered under > the extended warranty! > > This was maybe a year before the recall was issued. > > John

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