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Forum: Vue General 01-08-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,696
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Average Engine Life

Enough to put a hole in the block.

My picture is of my sisters

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For the longest time it didn't burn any oil at all.

She got used to that and quit checking.
Forum: Vue General 01-07-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,696
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Average Engine Life

2.2 will start burning oil when they get up in miles.
Forum: Vue General 07-06-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Puzzled !!!!

Noise could be wheel bearings.
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-21-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Ca legal 134a cans for $6 on Amazon, no deposit

I can't see like I used too.....

It's easier to see the pressure on the gauge rather than the small type for the temp.......

Then I use a chart that converts pressure to temp (larger font)
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-15-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Ca legal 134a cans for $6 on Amazon, no deposit

I'm in CA.............

I just buy the non CA cans from ebay................
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-07-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By emsvitil
Re: 6v DRL?

I seem to recall that fog lights can be used for DRLs.

So move the DRL circuitry to a pair of fog lights.

Wire it just like the current high beams.
Forum: S-Series General 04-25-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Good Lord..

I believe vbulletin supports having the first 'X' posts moderated.

That way a moderator has to release the post......

You can also have moderator approval to become a user; have the 'new user'...
Forum: S-Series General 04-23-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Parking lot perils...

And a place for birds to poop on your car.........
Forum: Suggestion Box 04-08-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,528
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Spam control

What's the point in having a message in Chinese (I'm assuming it's Chinese) that's unreadable?
Forum: Suggestion Box 04-08-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,528
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Spam control

Well, that didn't work.

I put a spammer on the ignore list, and his posts still show up when I do a

'New Posts'
Forum: Suggestion Box 04-07-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,528
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Spam control

Is there a way to ignore a user so that until a spammer is disabled you won't see their posts.
Forum: Vue Tech 12-11-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Will replacing valve seals stop oil use?

Doubt it........

Search for oil usage here:

http://www.ecotecforum.com/forums/index.php
Forum: Vue Tech 11-07-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Slave cyl

You have to remove the engine and trans to have enough room to separate the trans from the engine.


The easiest way is to drop the front cradle from the car


see:
...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 10-21-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Rebuild hydraulic floor jack

I've fixed them by just taking them apart, cleaning and putting them back together without changing anything but the fluid.
Forum: Astra Tech 10-12-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By emsvitil
Re: 2008 Astra - CA Approved Catalytic Converter - Unable to pass inspection

A direct bolt-in may not be available, but there should be a universal available that meets CARB standards. (welding required)
Forum: Vue Tech 10-10-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,386
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Easiest way to get engine out

That should work, the suspension arms would just stay where they are as the cradle drops.


Worst case, unbolt the struts from the frame and lower still attached.


I was replacing the struts...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-08-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By emsvitil
Re: 94 SL1 failing NOX emissions test

It's a restriction after the cat not before the carb


post 14:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208882


Works like a charm on my 86 Toyota truck 22re engine.......
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-11-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By emsvitil
Re: California ARB proposed 134a regs

Here's another loophole:

"Persons working on their own mobile air conditioning system are not covered under this rule and can add refrigerant without being certified"


See 'Equipment Use'
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-11-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By emsvitil
Re: California ARB proposed 134a regs

Only looks like only MVAC service shops need to record keep:

see bottom

http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/downloads/Section_609_FactSheet2013.pdf
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-11-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By emsvitil
Re: California ARB proposed 134a regs

Don't remember, it's been awhile.

There's various places, and I don't remember having to give my SSN.



And I (truthfully) have never had a system that had anything in it to recover......
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-09-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,789
Posted By emsvitil
Re: 94 SC2 failed CA Smog NOx High only at 15 Mph

Some EGR valves need backpressure to work properly.


With my 86 Toyota truck (22RE) I used to have a problem with just barely squeaking thru on NOX...


I fixed it buy putting this behind the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-09-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By emsvitil
Re: California ARB proposed 134a regs

This


As for an EPA 609...... It's easy to pass the test online. (got one to get R12)
Forum: S-Series General 06-30-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Failed smog 3x due to NOx. Out of ideas....

Add backpressure.

Some EGR valves need backpressure to work correctly.


I had the same problem with my 86 Toyota truck (22RE engine).

For smog tests I restrict the exhaust after the cat to...
Forum: S-Series General 01-29-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Suggestions on a not-so-ricey muffler?

You want quiet and good flow.........

Use a muffler for a luxury car that has a BIG engine.......
Forum: S-Series General 01-23-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By emsvitil
Re: Multimeter recommendations

And when they quit working you don't feel bad throwing them away........


BTW: You can calibrate the HF freebies against a known good meter..... there's an internal pot for voltage and you can...
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