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Forum: L-Series General 09-06-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Stirring up the pot on when to check the oil level in an ECOTEC 2.2L engine

We had a L200, I kept the oil near the full mark, it didn't burn any oil as far as I can remember.
My Suzuki scooter has some convoluted oil checking ritual in the manual. As long as it's near...
Forum: L-Series General 09-06-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Good Bye Saturn

Good luck! My sister bought a new Outback in 2015. She loves it. I must say, it rides nice.
We sold wife's 2002 L200 two years ago (bought a Forte). The L was a good car. It had too many...
Forum: S-Series General 09-06-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Rotella T-6, 5w40 synthetic, less than $10/gallon at AutoZone

Wow I use T4 in our garden tractor and soon, in my Suzuki scooter. Will check it.
Forum: S-Series General 09-06-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By MikeNW
Re: 95 with a copper/orange color?

There's one at a local garage, same color.
Forum: S-Series General 09-06-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By MikeNW
Mufflers and metallurgy

1997 SL, bought new 7/7/97.

replaced original muffler 10/5/2011. 149,818 miles.
installed Walker Stainless muffler 1/24/2015. Bought on-line and installed myself. 172,503 miles.

It's rotted...
Forum: S-Series General 08-26-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Headlight Sanding/Acetone Trick

Interesting.
I did use spray clearcoat on my wife's L200 (sold) headlights. after a while, it cracked and yellowed and peeled. Probably the mind-numbing humidity down here didn't help either. Or...
Forum: S-Series General 08-06-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,745
Posted By MikeNW
Re: What would the S-Series look like if GM would'nt have stopped making them?

I seem to remember that a selling point of the plastic body panels was that GM could change the styling relatively easily. We'll never know now.

(Also supposed to have been cheaper to insure,...
Forum: S-Series General 08-06-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Valve cover gasket

I've done my VC gasket twice in 21 years, the last time I used some RTV blue stuff on the cover then installed the gasket. It's been a while, no leaks :)

tighten the bolts snug. I think they...
Forum: S-Series General 08-05-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By MikeNW
Tire info

1997 SL
195,000 miles

About 49,000 miles and 7 years ago, I had a set of Michelin Harmony installed.
The car rode like a Cadillac :)

Now they have many small cracks in the sidewall. I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-09-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,933
Posted By MikeNW
Re: creating a window in the timing cover for the chain

Very interesting thread. I think there have been other "budget" engine repair threads on this site. While the top ends needed work, the bottom ends seemed to be in good condition.

I had a Toyota...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 07-09-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Replacing my car lift.

Is it 120 volts?
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 07-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Replacing my car lift.

I would have a lift too, if I had more room in the garage :) Actually I would settle for a pit. So I could work on my Saturn SL.

So:
we are crazy
or
everyone else is.

:D
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 07-08-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By MikeNW
21 years old!

My SL, not me :D 1997 gold SL, bought it new July 7, 1997. Now has 195,000 miles. From Saturn of Escondido CA.

A few hiccups the past couple of years but still runs like a top. Original engine...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-01-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Diff Pins

These pins replace the stock pin, no drilling required. Add a little extra peace of mind. Knock old pin out, install new one.
There is a mod to drill and install a heavier diff pin though.

If...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-28-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By MikeNW
Diff Pins

As a part of my recent input shaft repair, I have 24 McMaster Carr coiled pins. I bought 25 as I couldn't see a way to buy 1.

0.156 x 1.500 inches
420 stainless steel
Passivated

These...
Forum: S-Series General 01-22-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By MikeNW
Re: valve cover gasket

It was whatever FP gasket Rock Auto says fits my car. A bright blue one.
Seems to be working OK so far.
Forum: S-Series General 01-22-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By MikeNW
Re: valve cover gasket

after further review, I used a razor blade and cut off the tabs. Some RTV on the valve cover to hold in place. Onward onward....
Forum: S-Series General 01-22-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By MikeNW
valve cover gasket

I bought a Fel Pro VS 50701 R from Rock Auto, which is what is listed for my 97 SOHC.

This is what I got- what are the little tab thingies? Wrong part? Or am I missing something.....
Forum: S-Series General 01-20-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Tranny project

Well I finally wrapped this up. Delayed due to bitter cold down here, also I had the FLU-A for over a week. :(

Here's a final reckoning, if you have to do this project.
Most stuff came from Rock...
Forum: S-Series General 01-13-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Ects

Looks like 1/8 NPT. Thanks for the link.
Forum: S-Series General 01-13-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By MikeNW
Ects

1997 SL
So, I broke the ECTS (a brass one too) during tranny removal.

Grabbed my spare one- couldn't get the threads to bite.

What is the thread size? As far as tapping the cyl head, or is...
Forum: S-Series General 01-09-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Tranny project

10-4
Can't find the spray anyway. Onward....
Forum: S-Series General 01-09-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Tranny project

:D It's all good!

And on to the dreaded Permatex 51513 again...
The pkg sez to spray Permatex Surface Activator to ONE surface before assembling.
I didn't see that in Bryan's How To write-up.
...
Forum: S-Series General 01-08-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 954
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Water leakage into my trunk

No. I can't remember the details, but it's not complicated.
Forum: S-Series General 01-08-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By MikeNW
Re: Tranny project

I throw myself on the mercy of the forum :D

When you put the reverse gear on its shaft upside-down, despite having taken photos :rolleyes:, you will have problems.

Plus I used too much 51813...
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