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Forum: S-Series General 09-18-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 136
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: "Rozzie" 1993 SW2 near death.... and rebirth

Impressive work, and good save.

But you have to repaint Rozzie :D
Forum: S-Series General 09-18-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Story:

Great story!
Thanks for sharing that.
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-18-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Brake lights work with headlights off, will not brighten with headlights on

To clarify -

When you turn the headlights on, the tail lights do not come on (in the dimmer setting)

When you turn the headlights off, the brake lights work fine (in the bright "I'm stopping"...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-18-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By alordofchaos
(Sarcoxiechick ) Manual transmission trouble - '98 SL2

Hey, folks, received a PM from a new member, Sarcoxiechick, as they were having problems/unable to post a new thread. Message as follows:

Just to clarify symptoms:

1) Car is running. You...
Forum: S-Series General 09-18-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Where You At?

Charlotte, MI, checking in :)
Hey, how do we know this isn't some devious plot to figure out where all these valuable cars are located, so they can be stolen later? :D

(that has actually...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 09-17-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Greetings from central WV!

45 mpg out of an ION? Color me impressed. When I was looking, I decide against any IONs because the MPGs were lower than the S series.

Looking forward to your link - you can always post it but...
Forum: S-Series Mods 09-17-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: cant sleep soooooo

One of the compromises that they have to make is "too much cooling" vs "not enough cooling" vs "speed of cooling"

Ideally - your engine should warm up quickly, then once it hits a good operating...
Forum: S-Series General 09-17-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 2,255,914
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

MMO soak Saturday night, oil change on Sunday. Drove out to do some shopping after and left a big smoke trail . . . petered out after 2~3 miles at 55 mph. Plugs in good shape, so put them back in. ...
Forum: S-Series General 09-15-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 297,411
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

May have painted the rims with silver paint. I think originals were chrome or polished with glossy back paint for the recessed parts
...
Forum: S-Series Mods 09-15-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Weird Oil Problem

You'll get more answers on the S-Series General or S-Series Tech forums. You are posting in the lower-traffic Mods forum, and people rarely mod their S series any more. :)

Click on the link to the...
Forum: S-Series Mods 09-14-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Mpg??????

O2 is relatively cheap, around $30 on ebay. Probably want to double check before shelling out money, but I think it can affect MPG before it is bad enough to set a code
Forum: S-Series General 09-12-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: How to check if engine turns over

Pulley bolt head will vary as mentioned, but mine was 21mm

Never tried it for pushing the car, but I imagine pulling the plugs will make it easier to push.

Definitely easier to turn with plugs...
Forum: Events 09-11-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: White House proposes weakening EPA and California emissions

I'd read about Honda making a CNG version of the Civic - CNG tank took up the trunk, I believe. Discontinued in 2015. Range comparable or better than equivalent electric cars of the day.


...
Forum: S-Series General 09-10-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Need help, can I drive whatever this thing is that broke?

Wow, I checked the link and the Moogs are on closeout for $6 each. Even with shipping, I think it will be less than what I paid for them last time. I found a thread from 2012 where I checked the...
Forum: S-Series General 09-07-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Mufflers and metallurgy

Probably wouldn't hurt to paint both the new muffler and the muffler strap, to prevent any metal on metal contact.

I coated my muffler and strap with 3 coats of hi temp POR15 and several coats of...
Forum: S-Series General 09-07-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Do I need to wire in a new cig outlet or can I just use a splitter?

Yeah, you really don't want to run anything off the lighter port.

It's a good way to stop your car from running :)

This thread covers some of it
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-05-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: looks like im going to keep it for a while

You probably already know, check oil weekly or at every fillup at first, and keep it full.

On my '98, once everything got sorted out (ECTS, thermostat, water pump, radiator), it got boring. Add...
Forum: S-Series General 09-05-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Protection

Aerospace 303 for the dash, UV protectant.

Also use one of these
...
Forum: S-Series General 09-04-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,600
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: New to Saturn

Thanks for the update.

I was gonna pull the trigger on these in a month or two (life is slowly getting back together :), I finished school, wife settled her family problems mostly, we dropped...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-04-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Transmission fluid check help

I agree, change the ATF and filter. It's not your first rodeo with an auto trans, from the sounds of things :)

Some Saturn owners have gotten of the mind, "it is leaking/burning, so adding fluid...
Forum: S-Series General 09-02-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Rotella T-6, 5w40 synthetic, less than $10/gallon at AutoZone

Wow, sorry you guys aren't having any luck with this. My Autozone had a display by the window, metal rack full of Rotella oils. T5 was also discounted, don't recall the price because I was excited...
Forum: S-Series General 08-31-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,438
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Trunk release not working

I kinda vaguely think I remember it. Didn't it start out with someone driving a long distance, wanted to know if he/she broke down if there was someone near?
Forum: S-Series General 08-31-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By alordofchaos
Rotella T-6, 5w40 synthetic, less than $10/gallon at AutoZone

Yeah, I know, we have a sticky thread for oil rebates but this deserves its own thread.

Auto Zone has a closeout on boxed two-packs (2 x 1 gallon) of Rotella T6, normally $39.99, now half off -...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-31-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Removing AC pump serpentine belt changes?

so, do we get a clue if you have a DOHC engine or SOHC engine? Or should we just guess? :D

And whether you have PS?

And whether the tensioner is OEM or aftermarket (with a different size...
Forum: S-Series General 08-31-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 2,255,914
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

And with minor fabbing/mods, the 3rd gen center will fit a 2nd gen

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185386
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