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Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,637
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Well darn, my '99 SL2 laps oil like a BMW

The Chemtool really does clean well. It got a lot more crap off my pistons on the top end soak than I thought even existed. It could have been also getting some carbon off the tops of the ring set,...
Forum: S-Series General 11-10-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 59,856
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Whats your MPG?

Last tank was just shy of 33 MPG. KInda dismal for the SL1, but hit quite a bit of traffic snarl on my short commute a couple of those days.

I've got a stack of fuel receipts in the car that I...
Forum: S-Series General 11-10-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,326
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Straight Up Bragging Rights

Just one.

But we've owned it since it was new, and we were "Saturn Launched" from the dealers showroom.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-03-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Engine air filter proper orientation on housing/box

First photo is correct.

Would the top piece even go on the other direction?
Forum: S-Series General 10-27-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Mystery coolant leak

If it's intermittent, it could be a heat soak thing, or only happening when your temp rises up near fan on conditions or something.


I had one recently that took some digging to find. The...
Forum: S-Series General 10-24-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Extinct Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum 2019

Glad to see that the event had more people representing the brand this year! Sounds like a good time.


I had forgotten all about Dummo's SW2 until I saw the photos. Well played on taking that...
Forum: S-Series General 10-18-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Pictures of my 1999 Homecoming Edition..

Looks great, very well preserved.



A few years back I saw a '99 Homecoming advertised at a local dealer. The price vs mileage wasn't bad so I stopped by for a look.

It was horrid. The...
Forum: S-Series General 09-10-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6,333
Views: 2,295,331
Posted By Signmaster
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

In the end it will be worth it. Prep work is everything with vinyl, since you can't polish it out after the fact. It looks like the people doing it have their act together.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 09-10-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Signmaster
Re: 3D printer turned plotter/cutter

I haven't gotten into the 3D printing thing yet, but had my first plotter about 25-26 years ago. The first software I had was DOS based even.

Plenty of fun stuff you can do once you get cutting...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Great Autozone deals

For the most part RockAuto or Amazon are actually cheaper when time isn't my concern. But often with the shipping costs and/or time, I get parts locally to open up my window of opportunity to get to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-08-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Signmaster
Great Autozone deals

I'm not sure where people get parts, and where I live I have so many options close that I usually just price shop a little. If I'm in a hurry I just go with who is close and has it, or can get picky...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-04-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Does TranSynd improve M/T shift smoothness?

The Transynd is a Group IV fluid, as are all the major oils that have been TES 295 approved for years.

The Transynd has and has had for years product data sheets with the specifics.

Allison...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-03-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Does TranSynd improve M/T shift smoothness?

Do you make this stuff up as you type it or do they teach it in Amsoil marketing classes?

Are Mobil and Castrol in a joint venture?
Forum: S-Series General 08-28-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Thermostat

I have one of the MotoRad units in my car now and it works fine. It actually runs closer to the "as delivered" temp then the first replacement Napa unit did.

Most of the brands out there work...
Forum: S-Series General 08-28-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Hot day (100) + A/C + Hills + Son Driving = Overheat

Second the above. I'd be suspect of the cap and/or reservoir first. The stock cooling system works for everyone else if working properly, so there should be no need to replace any components except...
Forum: S-Series General 08-28-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Thermostat

Well the Stant isn't an OE part either, so what's your point?

A thermostat with a housing will fit. IF the OP has an OE housing the Stant will fit. But buying a unit with a housing is a sure...
Forum: S-Series General 08-28-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 562
Posted By Signmaster
Re: UNL88: anyone use it? Pro/con

In the area I live, we can't find corn free gas on the road. But I find the same is true with octane in my single cammer. If I buy the higher octane, MPG return goes down. That was both before and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-20-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,523
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Any tests to determine if my MP7 transmission is slipping or not ?

If you look at the tire loading label on the b-pillar it will give you the tire size without anybody needing to look up codes.

Unless you have grossly under or oversized tires it's not really...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Signmaster
Re: 2001 SL1 won't run past idle.

To confirm the cat, you can remove the O2 sensor. This removes some of the exhaust restriction and will allow the car to move more exhaust gas, letting it rev more.

Used only short term, and make...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Dirty throttle body = stalling, but why?

Good suggestions on both of the above. If you are getting air through either gasket leaks or EGR leaks, it's not properly compensated for. For that reason the throttle position doesn't jive with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,523
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Any tests to determine if my MP7 transmission is slipping or not ?

Regardless of programming and tire sizes, it's apparent that the car either isn't in 4th gear or the converter isn't locked.

The SC2's are approximately 25 mph per 1000 revs in 4th gear with the...
Forum: S-Series General 08-18-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Piston soak revisited: Methods and observations

Update time

Less than 2,500 miles since the flush. I only really use the car as the beater commuter and here and there for really short trips.

Consumption is a bit below 1 qt per 1000 miles...
Forum: S-Series General 08-11-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6,333
Views: 2,295,331
Posted By Signmaster
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

I'm by no means what I consider a "wrap master" but there are some in this area. That bright red sure would stand out though.

Since my clear coat is failing on the metal panels on my '95, I've...
Forum: S-Series General 08-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Car randomly dies

Based on that info.... well more of the same regarding narrowing it down.

But to add to the things others have suggested, a good test for any vacuum leaks might also be in order. At times people...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 08-10-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Signmaster
Re: New member from Georgia

Well that's a lot of countries for that many miles either way. But it's just getting broken in.

The single cam cars are easy as snot to work on and great daily drivers/commuters. It's hard to...
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