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Forum: L-Series Tech 10-19-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 185
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2002 L200 Sedan Diverter Valve Melted, Exhaust Issue?

Any oil leak would naturally result in adding more oil between oil changes than might otherwise be necessary. Once the oil leak is corrected you will have a more accurate understanding of how much...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-19-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 185
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2002 L200 Sedan Diverter Valve Melted, Exhaust Issue?

Not likely, but if power steering fluid actually reached the exhaust system then it definitely would result in smoke coming from under the hood as fluid is being burnt from contact with it. Any time...
Forum: L-Series General 10-18-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By pierrot
Re: Evap code:P0442

For the sake of reference, the links below are to pictures of fuel tank filler pipe assemblies which are a fit for your LW2 (aftermarket).
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Forum: L-Series Tech 10-15-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 685
Posted By pierrot
Re: Sub Frame LS2, 2000

Do not remove the engine from the mounts mentioned previously in post #s 17 and 20. It is unnecessary.

In this instance an engine hoist or engine support bar will be used to keep the engine and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-15-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 685
Posted By pierrot
Re: Sub Frame LS2, 2000

Forgive me if it seems that I'm being a pest (I don't want to be one), 02 LW300, but I'd like to know your answer to my question from post #20.
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-15-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By pierrot
Re: front end torque specifications

I'll chime in here...
According to the FSM, not only are the sub-frame bolts supposed to be replaced after they've been removed according to the FSM, the cage nuts are also to be replaced. Firstly,...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-15-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By pierrot
Re: Lazy Seatbelt Retractor

Hmm...Looking at post #3 it would appear that Junkfood revived an otherwise inactive thread. If the information added is good then it's always useful.
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-14-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 262
Posted By pierrot
Re: No start 2004 L 300

I'm stronly leaning in your direction here also, although I'd be happy if the belt turned out not to be broken. FWIW, on my wife's '04 Acura MDX with a 3.5L belt driven V6, Honda/Acura recommend 105K...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-10-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 685
Posted By pierrot
Re: Sub Frame LS2, 2000

Kudos to you, sir, for reminding us of this. Whether using a hoist or an engine support bar there is no need to fully disengage the engine from those two mounts: 1) at the front of the engine...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-10-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 685
Posted By pierrot
Re: Sub Frame LS2, 2000, Cleaning and Preparing Sub Frame

Remove as much rust as you possibly can. Then paint it with the strongest type of paint available. (As for what's best, I'd just ask around at a paint store.) If it were me I think I'd give it three...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-10-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By pierrot
Re: BCM change over

The system's security, PASSLOCK, doesn't recognize this BCM hence the security warning light illumination and a vehicle which won't start. A 30 minute re-learn procedure is required and has been...
Forum: L-Series General 10-10-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By pierrot
Re: Wheel cover?

Sure, as long as the cover does not rest too tightly over the wheels' center where the lug bolts are then there should be no problem using those wheel covers.

Actually, he's not. Hub caps only...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-09-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 685
Posted By pierrot
Re: Sub Frame LS2, 2000

As long as the sub-frame came from an L-Series car with an automatic transmission (regardless of the engine paired with it) then you have the correct part.
I could not agree more. I have the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-09-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2003 L300 Replacing Rear Suspension Bushes

Ingenious! Great work!![/SIZE][/FONT]
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 10-06-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By pierrot
Re: 21 years old!

Since the member is in Canada, there's a remote possibility for it to be a 2002 Astra if it was a VAUXHALL model.
Forum: L-Series General 10-06-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By pierrot
Re: Evap code:P0442

If it is at all possible for you to do so then I'd heartily suggest doing your own visual inspection of the fuel tank filler pipe assembly prior to the smoker test. Knowing that you're in a state...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-06-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By pierrot
Re: LW subwoofer hookup?

Other items which must also be taken from the donor wagon are,

1) the requisite wiring from the donor vehicle - from the CD/Cassette/Radio all the way to the rear of the car - and
2) the factory...
Forum: L-Series General 10-02-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By pierrot
Re: How to remove Saturn Trunk Clips?

I'd recommend using a door trim panel removal tool. There are also other trim tools which are smaller and also necessary to have when dealing with various trim items, interior or exterior. As...
Forum: L-Series General 10-02-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By pierrot
Re: Evap code:P0442

I had to go back through your posts to see what model vehicle you have. It would be most helpful if you would go into your User CP and add in the model information so that it will appear beneath your...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 10-02-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By pierrot
Re: Potential Saturn Owner from Ky

Welcome to SaturnFans, Mrbrucie! While I'm not an S-Series owner, I think you've got a good find with that car. I'd suggest re-posting the message within one of the S-Series forums as you're likely...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 685
Posted By pierrot
Re: Sub Frame LS2, 2000

Great! Which state is this part coming from? Were you able to see pictures of the engine cradle before ordering it?
Forum: Ion General 09-30-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By pierrot
Re: P0420 - Ion High in the Sky?

While I'm not an ION owner my car does have the same 2.2L engine in it. Does this tapping sound appear at any other time apart from start up? Does it happen only at the first start up of the day or...
Forum: L-Series General 09-30-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By pierrot
Re: Flange Bolts At The Converter To The Resonator

My local ACE Hardware store stocks metric flange bolts of various sizes up to 12mm (at least). A specialty store nearby also stocks metric flange bolts. The difference being that the factory may use...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-30-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By pierrot
Re: Car will not start after seats removed, help?

(Just a reminder: be sure that the battery is fully charged and that it tests as being in good condition. Avoid taking anything for granted.)

Although I'd not seen corrosion such as that pictured...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-30-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 685
Posted By pierrot
Re: Sub Frame LS2, 2000

FWIW, my reference to a sub-frame/engine cradle for a V6 with a manual transmission was based on what I saw in the on-line catalogs. What surprised me more as I revisited those catalogs was...
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