Then remove the second one. If you would like to return an item or have questions about the process, please and one of our customer service experts will be happy to help. So a heat range 6 spark plug runs hotter at a higher spark plug tip temperature than a heat range 7 spark plug. Click here to see all the! Tightening torque 28 Nm 21 lbf ft 3. If your Saab 9-3's engine misfires, your vehicle briefly halts, then continues moving, which means that your cylinders aren't firing correctly and your car is likely to release higher amounts of emissions. Check for signs of burning or damage.
Also note that regular copper plugs, platinum plugs, and iridium plugs are all specified. This is not an anything goes type of forum. Next, undo the four fasteners usually Torx type machine screws that secure the Direct Ignition unit to the cambox cover. You will be credited for your original invoice amount, less any discounts received. I will add pictures and a tutorial when I complete this task.
Fit the spark plugs, keeping the socket straight so the spark plugs are not damaged. Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed no spam. During the production run of both spark plugs and cars, changes have been made so that some types that were recommended when the vehicle handbooks were printed have been discontinued and superceded - the table below reflects these changes. Classifieds are to be listed in pages. This is not an anything goes type of forum. The interval for Europe and the rest of the world Saab lingo is about the same but in kilometers.
Correctly gapped spark plugs and clean air filters will help enormously in this respect. For usage guidelines, see the. Too loose and localized temperature can be too high and even pre-ignition can occur. Saab specifies replacing the spark plugs at 60,000 miles. If for any reason the unit is placed upside down or gets knocked over accidentally, it must be placed upright and left for at least 40 minutes before starting the engine unless you really want to spend £200 or whatever on a new one within a fortnight or so.
I used di-electric grease for the rounded end of the spark plug and anti-seize compound for the threaded screw-like part. Estimated date of completion: spring 2013. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member. The additional cost of the platinum or iridium spark plugs may be justified if you are paying someone else to do the installation and want to run 30,000-miles between spark plug changes. Socket wrench extension short one found in many socket wrench sets, also needed to change the oil filter 4.
Even so, it is rather clever! Remove the spark plugs, socket 8394785. Cars fitted with direct ignition actually use the spark plug as a sensor. As you can see both heat ranges 6 and 7 are called out. Otherwise, the regular copper plugs perform just as well for less money, but need to be changed more often. As you can see both heat ranges 6 and 7 are called out. Typical service schedule for standard copper tip spark plugs is between 10,000 and 30,000 miles. In the old days, spark plugs had wires so this method prevented reconnecting the wires in the wrong order.
In a conventional gasoline engine, the air fuel mixture is ignited by the spark plug to drive the piston down and convert this energy to horsepower. Fit the cover over the ignition coils. Thirdly, some special variants require special plugs. Otherwise, the regular copper plugs perform just as well for less money but need to be replaced more often. For usage guidelines, see the. As a rule, we never re-fit old plugs except where we know the mileage since the plugs were last checked is nowhere near 10,000 miles. In this case, use a wire brush to clean the thread of the plug your objective is to remove all traces of carbon.
I believe the conventional wisdom of the Saabnet based on a lot of owner input and feedback still stands. This reduces heat transfer from the ceramic insert. If your spark plugs aren't in good shape, this crucial process can be severely hindered to the point of power loss, hesitation, misfires, and poor start up performance. . The item must be new and in its original manufacturer packaging to be eligible for a cash refund. I will add pictures and a tutorial when I complete this task. We will not provide a replacement or credit for any part not purchased directly from our store.
Multi-electrode spark plugs may look good and probably last longer than conventional single electrode plugs but do not produce multiple sparks, as only the least worn ground electrode will actually spark. Spark plugs for Saab 9-3 use a ceramic insert that isolates high voltage at the electrode so that the spark only happens there, not elsewhere on the plug. You don't want grit, dirt or anything else in the combustion chamber. Tightening torque 8 Nm 6 lbf ft. Remove the bolts, lift up each ignition coil and move aside. The type of use, operating environment and general health of the engine will determine the life of a spark plug but in the vast majority of cases, spark plugs should be expected to last 10-15,000 miles but will have passed their optimum performance level long before the latter mileage is reached.
The recommended spark plug gap is 0. Make sure to locate the ignition coil cables so they are not pinched. Do I have your authorization to proceed? Click here to see all the! The V6 9-5 isn't too hard to work on the spark plugs but beware of undertaking a plug change on the 9000 V6 because access to the rear cylinder bank requires partial dismantling of the plenum chamber. Remove the cover over the ignition coils. This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. Estimated date of completion: spring 2013. Always work on a cool engine because metal expands with heat.