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Forum: S-Series General 06-24-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By trottida
Re: 2001 Saturn SC2 w 20,522 miles

It depends on your location, the local market and the overall condition of the car. Where are you and is there anything that takes away from it's value (past accidents, rust, dings, rips, burns,...
Forum: S-Series General 06-23-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

So you are saying I should still take them apart and clean the cylinder or can I leave it lie?
Forum: S-Series General 06-23-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

Out of disgust I let it sit overnight and drove it about 10 km this morning. I bought another cylinder since it was only $13 while I was out. I opened it up again just now and it's all dry in...
Forum: S-Series General 06-22-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

Changed out the rear drums and shoes yesterday and had a bit of an incident. I guess the adjuster on the right rear wasn't seated properly and i didn't catch it and it slipped off when I pumped the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-20-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

10 years and 137,000 miles and not driven by grandma based on the stickers on the back of the donor car. I bought it from a younger lady and it was likely her first car and I don't think she was the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-20-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

So I noted that the second set of numbers on the plug is 21025103 which is a GM part number. I wonder how long they've been in there.

Perhaps this is an indicator that whoever service the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-19-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

:)

I was referring to my old plugs in the photo but when the time comes I'd like to know about your current ones too! I added links to the full size photos.
Forum: S-Series General 06-19-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

I've been watching that thread for some time and actually bought the plugs last fall. I just never got around to installing them.

Any comments on how the old plugs look? Here's a link to the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-19-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

Replaced the spark plugs in the 99 SL2 with NGK BKR6EKPB-11's today.

Found out that I need to replace the valve cover gasket as the spark plug wells were oil soaked.

Here are photos of the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-19-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5,966
Views: 2,278,800
Posted By trottida
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

To use anti-seize or not to use anti-seize that is the question. The NGK site says not to use it as it alters torque by an increase of 20%.


ngksparkplugs.com - 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-19-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By trottida
Re: Sunroof glass weatherstrip

The actual slides that run in the track from the factory are plastic. If yours are metal then your sunroof has been upgraded with non-OEM parts. There were a couple suppliers that refurbished...
Forum: S-Series General 06-18-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,837
Posted By trottida
Re: and so it begins....

Replaced the battery under warranty on the 99 SL2. Bought it on June 23rd last year and it developed a bad cell in it. It has an 18 mo free replacement plus 42 mo pro-rated warranty.

I had to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-17-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By trottida
Re: Sunroof glass weatherstrip

The Sunroof Doctor has a seal listed.

http://www.sunroofdoctor.com/1996-2002-SL-4-Door_c_50.html

If you use their part number SW500 you can find other suppliers.
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Forum: S-Series General 06-17-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By trottida
Re: Saturn SL2 DOHC Valve Cover Bolts?

I don't know where you're looking but when I checked this is the correct part for a 99 SL2 (actually 96-2002).

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56463&stc=1&d=1560772597
Forum: S-Series General 06-13-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By trottida
Re: Seats have little shoulder support

On the GEN3 one knob on the front left of the seat bottom operates the lumbar support (mid back cushion adjustment) and the other knob on the left side of the seat raises and lowers the seat bottom....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-12-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By trottida
Re: Wireing question / starting problem

I think you are referring to the UHJB positive post which connects the battery to the UHJB. That is a typical location for adding a new circuit into the dash area for accessories such as seat...
Forum: S-Series General 06-11-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By trottida
Re: First time buyer - how many miles is too many?

I'm okay with the 99 model year. I'm happy with mine and I've had it for about 2 1/2 years now and I bought it with 144K mi and it now has 172K mi. It's a solid car.

Note that some insurance...
Forum: S-Series General 06-11-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By trottida
Re: First time buyer - how many miles is too many?

I would pass on a 91 model. It was the first year of production and has some unique parts that are not available anymore. Motor mount being one of them as they changed the design the next year.

I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-10-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 373
Posted By trottida
Re: Electric Trunk Release with Key Fob

According to the parts listing you can grab one off sedans or coupes and they were compatible 96-99. The part number is 21170645.

21170645 LATCH. Rear Compartment Lid Or Tail Gate Latch....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-10-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 587
Posted By trottida
Re: Cooling system related questions

Try this same test with a cold engine. It will be quite apparent that it is leaking as you'll feel it warm up within a couple minutes. You're probably right though.

The water pump is a gamble. ...
Forum: S-Series General 06-10-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By trottida
Re: Questions about breaks

Ah, I see. That contradicts your earlier statement.



That would indicate to me that it was hard as it is not traveling as far. Stopping before the expected amount of travel. Carry on...
Forum: S-Series General 06-10-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By trottida
Re: Questions about breaks

Hard pedal and less effective braking does sound like a brake booster problem. Read this ....
Forum: S-Series General 06-10-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By trottida
Re: Questions about breaks

Brake booster perhaps? Similar to when you try to brake when the car is off?

I agree, worn rotors won't be felt at the pedal unless there are chunks coming off them or they are warped; and that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-10-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 587
Posted By trottida
Re: Cooling system related questions

The recommended thermostat is a Stant 14279. 185 degrees refers to the crack open point whereas 195 degrees is fully open. They can be labeled 185 or 195 as there is no standard. They are likely...
Forum: S-Series Mods 06-10-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By trottida
Re: Rear seat cigarette lighter/USB ports

Just an update on where I am with this mod. I bought a dual USB port for this purpose (pictured below) and I was surprised how big it was. I had thought that it would fit the same as the OEM...
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