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Forum: S-Series General 03-26-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5,306
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Posted By lewdwig
Dizzy Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Replaced the starter in son's 2001 SL-2...hope I never have to do that again (third starter I've put in a Saturn). Starter from dbelectrical; so far so good.
Forum: S-Series General 06-07-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,306
Views: 2,225,561
Posted By lewdwig
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Changed tranny fluid in the 2001 and 1996, both filled with Torque-Drive. Changed oil in the '96, Meijer dino.
Forum: S-Series General 06-07-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By lewdwig
Forum: S-Series General 03-17-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,387
Posted By lewdwig
Re: New Tires - Falken Sincera SN828

Update from Wiki: On December 30, 2013 Apollo pulled out of the deal since COoper has not disclosed vital information about its lack of control over its Chinese business.
Forum: S-Series General 06-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Pissed off

I think breathing those pic coils at drive-in movies took several years off my life. :drool:
Forum: S-Series General 09-29-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,306
Views: 2,225,561
Posted By lewdwig
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Son hit a deer with the 2001, shop replaced axle and control arm bushing on passenger side. I'm in the process of replacing the passenger side headlight, fender and the bumper cover. And a new...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-11-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,039
Posted By lewdwig
Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

I ran some Kreen in my oil (about a cup) for 1K before changing my oil and did an overnight piston soak. Oil consumption is pretty much the same but my dipstick is clean.
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-03-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,039
Posted By lewdwig
Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

I plan on trying this in my 1996 this spring in the oil and as a piston so
ak (I get about 400 miles per quart of oil).

I used Auto Rx (an old BITOG favorite) in the 2001 a couple summers ago; it...
Forum: S-Series General 12-31-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5,306
Views: 2,225,561
Posted By lewdwig
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

I broke down and replaced my Autolite spark plugs in the 1996 with the universally recommended NGKs. (Nice having no snow and temps in the 40's (Fahrenheit)).
Forum: S-Series General 08-07-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5,306
Views: 2,225,561
Posted By lewdwig
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Replaced the antenna and base on the 2001 with a pick-and-pull (junkyard) antenna. Much better reception!
Forum: S-Series General 05-21-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5,306
Views: 2,225,561
Posted By lewdwig
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Replaced oil in the 2001 with Valvoline MaxLife Next Gen 5W-30 and a Pure One filter (oversized). Two weekends ago, I changed the oil in the 1996 with Kendall synthetic blend that I got on sale and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-30-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,103
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Mysterious Bucking at Cruising Speed, cant figure it out

Have you tried this yet? IIRC, there is a richpin video on how to do this.
Forum: Polls and Questions 03-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 37,523
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Did you buy your current Saturn new or used?

Both used SL-2s, 1996 and 2001.
Forum: S-Series General 10-30-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,306
Views: 2,225,561
Posted By lewdwig
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Changed the PCV valve in the '01.

Topped off oil.
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-09-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Ok, is Amsoil using the Pyramid Scheme to sell their products????

IIRC - one can pay $25 to become a preferred customer and get the products cheaper.

OTOH - a Parts Plus store near here has Amsoil full synthetic 10W-40 and ATF and that's pretty much it.

I've...
Forum: S-Series General 02-16-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,489
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Just did the trans fluid .... EEEEEEEKKK !!!

Here's some info thanks to 2Saturns: This forum and a FSM were instrumental in helping me figure this out so I put it all together in this posting. Feel free to correct where I am wrong.

Begining...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-05-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,314
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Getting ready to switch to synthetic!

Some Group V are esters and can be from non-petroleum sources such as Renewable Lubricants vegetable oil based motor oils (and I guess Castrol-R).
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,878
Posted By lewdwig
Re: De-Sludging my engine

Do an OCI with Mobil 1 0W-40, it has a good cleaning package. :usa:
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Advice on parts brands ?

Thanks for the information!
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-15-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Considering buying an L200 2002 with 129,000miles on it

Good info. to know as there are a couple L-series for sale around here.
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-10-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Man Trans Fluid: Dexron III vs VI

Currently, I'm using a mix of MaxLife ATF and Mag-1 (both Dex III). I'll be switching to a mix of RP Max ATF and RP Synchromax to see if it shifts smoother, though it's probably rusty operator...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-10-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,991
Posted By lewdwig
Re: What tires should I buy?

I've got these on my 2001 SL2 and like them very much.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-21-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,303
Posted By lewdwig
Re: autolite spark plugs?

I have Autolite coppers in the '96 and just put AC coppers in the 2001 which my son will be taking to college. I'd had Autolite platinums in the '01 which seemed to work fine and looked good when I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-21-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By lewdwig
Re: 10w-40 Oil

I'm topping off the used car dealer fill with 10W-40 Maxlife as needed until I replace the cam cover gasket on my '96. Then I'm going to run M1 0W-40. If you're using a conventional oil, I'd...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By lewdwig
Re: Coolant: Pink/Green/Distilled

I'm planning on changing the Sierra out after two years, might go to the Amsoil coolant then (also propylene glycol).
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