Date: 7 Apr 1999 15:51:29 GMT
From: (Tim T.)
Subject: engine won't keep running when warm

Hi, since my last service, my 1987 Saab 900 turbo has developed some strange behaviour: If I drive the car until the engine is warm, then park the car for about an hour or so, the engine will start just fine, but stall whenever I release the accellerator. I can easily restart it, but it will keep doing so until I've either driven about a quarter mile or the engine is fully warm (i.e the temperature sensor has left the white area at the bottom.) Basically, it feels as though the stationary speed of the engine is just a bit too low in this temperature range. Does anybody have any suggestions about possible causes ? Also, I'm rather confused about the fuel capacity of this car: the manual states 60 liters, which given the known fuel consumption of this car (10 km to the liter) would translate to around 600 km effective range. However, the fuel meter shows the tank as empty after about 400 km, and the tank will take around 40 liters at that point. Is this a bad float, or is the tank really around 40 liters. Thanks, TimT. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Voodoo Programmer/Keeper of the Rubber Chicken "All we are saying is, "Give pizza chants." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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