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Forum: S-Series General 01-11-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By macbox
Re: Saturnitis

I have 2, both are 1995 SC2s, and the current daily driver is my 7th Saturn. It's become not only transportation and a little bit of a hobby, but I find that new cars have features that can be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-29-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 604
Posted By macbox
Re: Solder or crimp?

Little butane torches work wonders in place of soldering irons if all you are working on is a wire-wire connection.
Forum: S-Series General 11-25-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By macbox
Re: S-Series Subframe Removal (1994-2002)

I would add that when performing the install, align the subframe to the space frame by inserting dowels into the alignment holes just behind the front subframe to space frame bolts.
Forum: S-Series General 10-19-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 16,160
Posted By macbox
Re: 96 SC2 bringing it back to life (slowly)

Those are hard to find and they are equally persnickety when being removed and installed.

Removal tends to bend the rear part upwards, and they are hard to straighten once bent. On my current DD,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-17-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By macbox
Re: Block Heater Bolt

Just took a look at my block, an 8mm 1.25 goes in, and the bolt hole is a good 30mm deep. An 8mm 1.25 20 or 25mm should work. The length of the bolt is probably for transferring the heat into the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-08-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By macbox
Re: Radio Reception Intermittently Poor When Cold

It does sound like something is contracting in the cold and interrupting the signal path. Check the antenna socket first and make sure it is tight.

The antenna cable runs from the back of the...
Forum: S-Series General 09-08-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By macbox
Re: white 97 SW2 rebuild.

The rear window for the 2nd gen SWs is attached using window adhesive, DIYers commonly use 3M window weld.
You can contact your local glass company or try car-part.com and search for "Glass, Back"...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-07-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By macbox
Re: Car sat for 6 months....precautions before start?

Doing this as a precaution will prevent scoring of the cylinder walls and get oil up to the head before firing it up:

Make sure the battery is fully charged, then pull out the plugs and put a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-05-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By macbox
Re: looks like im going to keep it for a while

Everything you need is in the New or Returning S-Series owners' checklist Version 3.0.
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177672
Forum: S-Series General 08-31-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5,726
Views: 2,265,712
Posted By macbox
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Painted the spoiler on the project SC2, broke some tabs on the lower trunk panel in the process of removing the spoiler from the trunk, and one of the bolts came out of the spoiler, so I'm going to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-29-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By macbox
Re: New used eng high idle

Parts can be bad out of the box, and it's easier to change out an IAC than an ECTS.

Is the ECTS brass or resin tip? Is your temp in range at 3/8 on the gauge? If it is brass and your temp is at...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-29-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By macbox
Re: New used eng high idle

Sounds like either your new IAC is defective out of the box or something happened to the wire and you have an open circuit for that sensor.

What brand is the new IAC?
If the old IAC is available...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-28-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By macbox
Re: New used eng high idle

Sounds like a vacuum hose is either cracked or wasn't connected, the intake gasket has an issue, or a sensor is bad or not plugged in.
It helps us troubleshoot when you list the year and model in...
Forum: S-Series General 08-25-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By macbox
Re: A Dodge Ram Rear-Ended Red Hot.

Get your necks checked out, see a good chiropractor or something. The injuries from being rear-ended do not show up right away and can last a long time. I still have bones moving around and tight...
Forum: S-Series General 08-15-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 303,655
Posted By macbox
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

There is almost always a problem because nobody lubes the tracks yearly, and then they seize up, plus all the other ways they break.
Forum: S-Series General 08-14-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 303,655
Posted By macbox
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

There is a Red Hot for sale in MN. 230K miles.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/d/saturn-sc2-coupe/6669389976.html

From the ad:
Red and black sc2 i believe less then 2000 made with 2...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-08-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By macbox
Re: Silly Electrons

The general principle here is a cold reboot, not just a warm reboot to clear a software issue, but a full shutdown by disconnecting the battery and powering on all the accessories to bleed off any...
Forum: S-Series General 08-08-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By macbox
Re: Valve cover gasket

You could try banging on it with a hammer to loosen any corrosion. What the lady is talking about is using an angle grinder, and making a vertical slot in the head so you can get a big screwdriver in...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-18-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By macbox
Re: Source for OEM top mount?

I have the Westar mount on my daily driver SC2, and it's pretty smooth. No issues when it's -10 F.
Forum: S-Series General 06-03-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 27,320
Posted By macbox
Re: Saturn Wagon CraigsList Ad's Thread

Near Minneapolis Minnesota:

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/d/1998-saturn-wagen-onlymiles/6606277950.html

Manual transmission.
124K Miles.
Body looks to be in excellent condition....
Forum: S-Series General 05-23-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By macbox
Re: Engine knocking sound

OP HiWire: In addition to the other parts, radiator hoses and engine mounts are easy to replace during the engine swap process. Backflushing the heater core is also a good idea.

Regarding the...
Forum: S-Series General 05-21-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By macbox
Re: Engine knocking sound

Removing the front bumper can get you some extra room when using the aforementioned cheater bar. I have a 4' piece of pipe to slip over the breaker bar just for getting leverage on the crank bolt.
Forum: S-Series General 05-14-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By macbox
Re: Cd changer

I pulled from the junkyard about 7 years ago. Not sure if I have the cartridge to hold the CDs, would have to dig it out of the box. It's a nice piece of history.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-01-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By macbox
Re: Motor swap question.

A donor short block should be fine as long as you retain the head, intake, injectors, and exhaust from the 02.
If you are swapping blocks however, you are already halfway to a rebuild.

What year...
Forum: S-Series General 05-01-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5,726
Views: 2,265,712
Posted By macbox
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

On the way to work early this morning, I hit something that punctured my rear passenger tire, I heard it making noise, then a loud bang when whatever it was in the tire came out and the tire went...
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