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Forum: S-Series General 11-21-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Math Q: Cheap Expensive Oil

This mix is nothing new. Many of us have used synthetic blend oil for years.
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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-19-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,953
Posted By toggenburg
Re: 1998 Saturn SL2 won't start when parked on driveway incline

Glad your car is working for now, however; what many folks don't know is that all gasoline is the same, all brands have the same additives as their competitors.

The refiner merely 'licenses' their...
Forum: S-Series General 11-18-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Saturn Sl1 struggling to move

Only use Dexron III compatible trans fluid, NEVER any other Dexron #.
Read the container carefully, many times it will say EXCLUDES SATURN S series, so don't use it ever.
Also, replace the spin on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,953
Posted By toggenburg
Re: 1998 Saturn SL2 won't start when parked on driveway incline

Was the ICM a used one from a junkyard, or parts store new?
I would get a good used one and see.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By toggenburg
Re: 2001 SL1 Transmission grinding noise

Hello Alpina19, welcome to the Forums.
Actually, if you have an SL1, your have a SOHC, not DOHC.
Have you owned it long enough to have changed the trans fluid before this change now?
If so, you...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-13-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,953
Posted By toggenburg
Re: 1998 Saturn SL2 won't start when parked on driveway incline

Been there and done this once: Replace the computer and that will resolve this intermittent problem.
Forum: S-Series General 11-11-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,357
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Straight Up Bragging Rights

3 Saturns, 17 other vehicles.
68 Fiat 124 Sports Spyder (deemed to rust out even with Ziebart)
73 Fiat 124 Sports Spyder (didn't seen to learn on the first one)
59 MGA Coupe (never could time both...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-05-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,953
Posted By toggenburg
Re: 1998 Saturn SL2 won't start when parked on driveway incline

As suggested earlier, its about time to look for some parasitic battery drain.

I haven't scrolled back to see exactly what you have done recently, but:
If alternator has been keeping the battery...
Forum: S-Series General 11-04-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By toggenburg
Re: sl2 wont start

Hi, what condition are your battery and its connections, sparkplugs and wire set in?
Ya'll just got a cold front and lots of snow too be considered in why it's having trouble starting.
Was the car...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-03-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By toggenburg
Re: SL1 Automatic Issues

You said,
"I don't have problems when the temp gauge is at 1/4 or below. If the heater is on it never gets past that point so I can drive it around forever with no issues".

Please clarify 1...
Forum: S-Series General 10-27-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Odd brake wear

Perhaps the emergency hand brake is hanging up and not fully released back there. Rust, corrosion?
Forum: S-Series General 10-26-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,799
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Well darn, my '99 SL2 laps oil like a BMW

Pitcher, see my 4/29/2019 post above this thread that addresses your question of "or something else that cleans that is fairly thin? Or even some DexIII?"
Forum: S-Series General 10-26-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Extended Length Oil Filter P/N List

Here is a list of 390 oil filters compatible with the Purolator L20195.

https://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com/convert/Purolator/L20195

204 compatible with the WIX 51516 (NAPA 1516).
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-25-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Detonation due to Carbon Buildup

45 mpg on a DHOC, unlikely unless you coast down lots of mountains and experience a 100 mph tail wind.
Forum: S-Series General 10-23-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By toggenburg
Re: No dash lights, or chimes

What was tight last spring (warm) can loosen up when colder weather hits.
Forum: S-Series General 10-23-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By toggenburg
Re: No dash lights, or chimes

Headlights work?
Checked your battery connections, clean of corrosion and TIGHT?
Forum: S-Series General 10-23-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Saturn SL1 Problems

All good, however; how many miles since it was drained and a new filter put on, and what specific transmission fluid is in it?
It may not seem important, but it may be part of the solution.

How...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-22-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By toggenburg
Re: 1997 SW2 Crank but no start, stuck on wiring.

What about these dash light indicators is abnormal ?
They should all be on when ignition it in run position (all OFF if in engine is running!).
Engine starts, oil should go out showing oil pressure...
Forum: S-Series General 10-22-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Saturn SL1 Problems

How many miles on it, and how many miles since the transmission was drained, filter replaced and new Dexron III fluid put back in?
Should be done like every 30K miles at minimum.
Forum: S-Series General 10-19-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Radiator recommendation

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan.
Some of there better lines are OEM on Lexus models.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-19-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 497
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Battery Dead. Jumped car and it died while driving

Does the battery light come on when the key is turned to the RUN position, or is it burned out?

You need to determine if the battery has a bad cell, or an alternator issue.

Battery connections...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-19-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By toggenburg
Re: random high idle that is 'fixed' by turning off key, restarting...

^^ not that I recommend replacing one, but they seem to be available for $20 for those somewhat inclined.

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Forum: S-Series General 10-19-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By toggenburg
Re: Radiator recommendation

I've used both silla and denso and either will do the job for a long time.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-19-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By toggenburg
Re: random high idle that is 'fixed' by turning off key, restarting...

Its your call, $25-30 for an autozone solenoid, or seeing you have over 170K on what might be the original starter, I myself would just spend the $51 and get a whole new starter from dbelectrical...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-18-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,953
Posted By toggenburg
Re: 1998 Saturn SL2 won't start when parked on driveway incline

As Alordofchaos commented on about the shop charging up the battery, maybe there is some very active battery drain going on. Need to find if there is a parasitic current still flowing when the car is...
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