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Forum: S-Series General 01-19-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Jalopnik Article

If youíre going to keep-up with the new cars going 75, then your suspension and tires better be as good as a new car.

Speeding: In this area, if you drive fast enough to keep the following car...
Forum: S-Series General 01-12-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: What car sites do you frequent?

Since the Amazing Internetís adoption of Chinaís model of Amazing Internet Social Credit Score, I only frequent this forum.
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Parts availability

Thanks! Winter is the time to pay the professionals to get the parts for me. They could bring the car into their garage. If not, itís warm clothes and sheets of cardboard :frosty:
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Parts availability

And, that brings the question, will they remove parts if they are paid to do so?
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-11-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Parts availability

Very nice! LKQ actually shows the car, so you can see how the owner treated it :cool:
Forum: S-Series General 01-08-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Undercoating

A gasket scraper seems to work the best ...for the areas you are able to reach with a gasket scraper. They can be re-sharpened with a file. So, they work as a rust scraper if you use them along with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-07-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 659
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Unknown engine noise when cold

fdryer, Are you sure the flex section is not stainless? On my SC2, when the original downpipe corroded at the clamp, I bought a very expensive O.E. (Hecho en Mexico) downpipe and cat.
Some Einstein...
Forum: S-Series General 01-03-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 2,302,804
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

https://youtu.be/sF0L8XDkMJs
Forum: S-Series General 01-03-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 2,302,804
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Put on winter tires.
And
On the way home, pulled-off the road to let three BAT GUANO CRAZY drivers leap ahead to tailgate the pace car. Christmasís goodwill is gone. The bat guano crazies are back...
Forum: S-Series General 12-29-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 60,521
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Whats your MPG?

Correction: The front tires are FireHawk. I parked on a cloth tailorís tape measure and the actual circumference is 76 inches = 833 revolutions per mile
Forum: S-Series General 12-28-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 60,521
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Whats your MPG?

34.0 mpg highway probably @ about 75 mph average (Never over 80 mph) in nearly ideal conditions on very good roads; Air temp between 35 and 50 deg Fahrenheit . Winds under 10. Mostly light, polite,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-20-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: 12vdc rig to drive water pump

^agree.
If itís just something under the hood, you can ignore it until itís too loud to ignore.
Forum: S-Series General 12-17-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,146
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Spam on the tech thread

The Amazing Internet is an amazing, special place.
This showed-up today: http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/data/12933/thumbs/897F709C-C814-490B-87D5-C7213DD84248.jpeg...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: The domino effect on brakes -a cautionary note!

Sounds like a good job. Buy some Fluid Film and/or chain lube and, when youíre under there working on things, carefully apply it to any fasteners in the immediate area. It could help.
Forum: S-Series General 12-10-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 2,302,804
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

98 Gold Uranusí post (above) prompted me to fix the leak in the driverís headlight.
http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/data/13558/thumbs/255EC921-9DFB-4AB6-BB7E-99FD5DE7DAF5.jpeg...
Forum: S-Series General 12-10-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Dim driver side headlight fuses checked but strange behavior

Check the bulbs.
Rumor has it that some people upgrade the passenger side bulb to ďobnoxious bright F_U World!:cool:Ē, but leave the driverís side stock factory O.E.M. out of courtesy to oncoming...
Forum: S-Series General 12-08-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Had a dream today...

A dream you say?
https://youtu.be/HNzmrEgz_GI :cool:
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-08-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Lower end of radiator, ice cold

Note the direction of flow.
http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/data/12617/thumbs/920B7A44-0A35-4138-930A-F0994EA84706.jpeg (http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=57463)
Initially, 6...
Forum: S-Series General 12-04-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Any interest in floor mats?

There could still be new floor mats for sale somewhere.

General comment: Vintage Parts lists a bunch of S-series parts (P/N 2101*) but a vague description of what the part fits.
IF some...
Forum: S-Series General 11-29-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

Rain-X Lattitude or Quantum work very well. They are expen$ive, so I remove them after the spring monsoons and save them in the basement for the next late fall time of year.
In the sunny months, I...
Forum: S-Series General 11-28-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 2,302,804
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

I fixed it immediately. I wouldnít :no: drive that thing without it.

They only use one type of hand gesture in these parts :cool: Driverís around here are barely able to interpret turn signals....
Forum: S-Series General 11-27-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 2,302,804
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Turn signal quit working, so I removed the bulb and the contact fell out :xeye:
It appears it corroded: http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/data/13558/thumbs/59075072-C13D-48BA-9E3A-05BECEDF917A.jpeg...
Forum: S-Series General 11-22-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Did you put the hammer down today?

No, I am still holding the hammer...and everything looks like a nail :D
whatwasthequestion?
Forum: S-Series General 11-21-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: Math Q: Cheap Expensive Oil

I interpret that to mean he was trying to cause a run on AmsOil 5W-30 HDDiesel oil.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-20-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By bumpdraft
Re: weirdness

When you unlock a dirty car, the key picks-up grit and road salt. Then, you immediately put it into the ignition. I think this is one reason why cars used to have a separate door key.
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