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Forum: S-Series Tech 09-20-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By jbanderson
Re: Swapping blown dohc for sohc/trans

Unless anyone needs some parts? Radiator, ac comp, alternator, rack, 5 speed conversion?
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By jbanderson
Re: Swapping blown dohc for sohc/trans

To the scrap yard it goes, thanks guys for the info
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By jbanderson
Swapping blown dohc for sohc/trans

I sucked water into my engine and bent a rod or 4 so it's about anchor now, my car is a 96 sw2 5 speed
I have found a wrecked but great running 2001 sl1 5 speed for $400
So I'm wondering mainly if...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By jbanderson
Re: Complete engine swap list? Searched...

$1200 for a new engine is a steal.... But my car is not even worth that. I'm hoping I can find one that's been wrecked or has a bad transmission for $500 or less that hopefully has good tires on it....
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By jbanderson
Re: Complete engine swap list? Searched...

I think it bent some rods or broke the crank, I can't get it to even try to turn it's locked completely up even with spark plugs out.
What's the difference other than the intake if I found a 00+...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-11-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By jbanderson
Complete engine swap list? Searched...

I've got a 96 sw2 that hydro locked .... My fualt.. :-/
Anyways I looked through the swap guide and it's confusing.
I don't plan on swapping heads or intakes or starters or all the other swap...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 02-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By jbanderson
Re: should i get this car guys ???

sounds like you have already made your own mind up!!!!!!
For 550 if it runs and drives youd be crazy not to buy it. Just make sure you have plenty of room to stop on the test drive if the brakes are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By jbanderson
Re: headgasket leaking oil?

well closer to the end of the month when spring hits here ill be tearing it apart to find out for sure, im just trying to get everything in order.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-07-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By jbanderson
Re: headgasket leaking oil?

I do have the equipment but I dont have the room lol. If it was spring I could leave the garage door up and back the car out from under the engine so I could have room to work on the engine out of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By jbanderson
Re: headgasket leaking oil?

thanks again for the extra info, it is very much appreciated!

Ill come back and do a follow up after its done (might be a couple months)
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By jbanderson
Re: headgasket leaking oil?

awesome information guys, I am still very confident that it is the head gasket I just didnt want it to be witch was why I was wondering if it was ever a real problem. The only time I have ever had a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By jbanderson
Re: headgasket leaking oil?

I have already sprayed it off with brake cleaner and my blow gun, It seems to be pretty dry around the valve cover area and head untill you reach the head/block mating surface.
ill clean it again...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By jbanderson
headgasket leaking oil?

im on my 6th saturn and have actually got a nice one now, its a 96 SW2 white 5 speed with only 110k miles.
the problem is, ive got a horribly bad oil leak and it appears to be coming from the...
Forum: Vue Mods 01-11-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,841
Posted By jbanderson
Forum: Vue Red Line 01-08-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,511
Posted By jbanderson
Forum: Vue Red Line 01-05-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,511
Posted By jbanderson
Re: Read!! '05 Red Line torque converter campaign update!!!

I had mine reprgamed about 4 months ago and it will not even think about going over 99-100

Also if will not downshift to second above 43-45mph (say passing a car or getting on the interstate)...
Forum: Vue Red Line 01-04-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,660
Posted By jbanderson
Re: Rear muffler delete and other stuff

Do you have any pics from further away? Cant tell anything from those pics
Forum: Vue Tech 12-24-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,497
Posted By jbanderson
sudden major oil leak 3.5 with 72k

Im an auto mechanic but thought I would ask to see if anyone has had a problem this bad. My wifes vue had a slight oil leak when I changed the oil last, then I started smelling oil when we came to a...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-28-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By jbanderson
Re: How many of you have had torque converter issues? And how many failures?

My TC was locking and unlocking under load ALOT and would also lock in 3rd and 4th gear before the flash witch would improve city fuel mileage.
Now it will ONLY lock above 50mph in 5th gear ONLY....
Forum: Vue Tech 10-19-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,403
Posted By jbanderson
Re: towing.. anyways to hold in 4th gear?

So nobody has a wiring diagram?



But on the off topic note.... I bought my 05 redline at the first of the year for $7000. It's mint and only has 65,000 miles on it.
Forum: Vue Tech 10-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,403
Posted By jbanderson
Re: towing.. anyways to hold in 4th gear?

Ok I guess I should mention it would have to be around the same price as a 3.5 vue. A used rav4 would be 4 times the price of my used vue.
Forum: Vue Tech 10-17-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,403
Posted By jbanderson
Re: towing.. anyways to hold in 4th gear?

I don't know we're Saturn or the uaw comes into play on this especially since Saturn is gone for good now.... Arguing is not gonna help the situation at all... If someone can find me another suv that...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-17-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,403
Posted By jbanderson
Re: towing.. anyways to hold in 4th gear?

well i guess ill have to see if there is some way to find a wiring diagram or something, There has to be a way to get to the circut to the shift solinoids without ripping apart the trans???

If I...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-13-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,403
Posted By jbanderson
Re: towing.. anyways to hold in 4th gear?

Exactly, I plan to keep this vue for a long time and dont wanna burn the trans out. I cant affordto buy a truck I just need a way to hold this thing in 4th gear with the torque converter locked!...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,403
Posted By jbanderson
towing.. anyways to hold in 4th gear?

I know I can use the I gear but thats to low and 5th is to high unless at 60+mph.
Is there anyway to keep the transmission in 4th gear and still have TC lock?

Ever since the transmission got...
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