Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 22:03:12 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: Another DI Cassette failure problem

jrh wrote: > My 2001 Saab 9-3 convertible has had a repeated problem with the DI > cassette. I purchased it used at around 55k miles and have had it for > apx. 3 years and it now has 79k. In that time the DI cassette has > been replaced THREE times and just went out AGAIN. I know these are > not the most dependable part, but surely 4 in 24k miles is more > frequently that usual. My mechanic hasn't told me of a catalytic > converter problem that has been mentioned here and the engine light > has gone on each time (so thankfully I haven't been stranded or > experienced any of the other horror stories mentioned by some here). > > Is this just an absurdly expensive repair that I should expect as a > result of being a SAAB owner or does anyone know of anything else that > might be an issue that would lead to this repeated problem? > > Josh > As has already been said. You must use the correct NGK sparking plugs AND you must replace them at the same time as the cassette. In the mileage the car has done, it should only have had one cassette fail ... if that. :-) Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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