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Forum: L-Series General 11-25-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By rfisher
Re: Tire Pressure correct PSI the old psi trick

hi sages- an interesting thread which blends concerns about safety, longevity, mpg and ride harshness. some would add concern about wear on suspension parts from a hard ride. heres my take. my 01 L...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-11-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By rfisher
Re: Oil change indicator

hi fd- interesting analysis. have heard rumors that switching to syn oil after a pile of miles with conventional oil will lead to heightened oil consumption. old wisdom was to switch to heavier oil...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-10-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By rfisher
Re: Oil change indicator- the old oil change when trick

hi sages- have 01 L100 with the 4 cyl. with 187k miles. engine runs well. only major work was timing gears and chain replacement. always change my own oil and filter every 4500-5k miles which is when...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-04-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By rfisher
Re: Switching BCM - curious question from frugal person

hi sages- some of you have replaced the bcm yourself. if you replaced a dead bcm with a working one from a junkyard. what would a dealer or an indie soak you to reset it, relearn the security and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-29-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By rfisher
Re: How Much Of Is Too Much? (Timing Belt)

hi sages- actually I was thinking of getting a reman 4cyl engine from a supplier(if such still exists) to swap into my 4cyl L 100 when it blows to hell. car has 185k and runs well. burns a quart...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-28-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By rfisher
Re: How Much Of Is Too Much? (Timing Belt)-are the days of reman engine swaps over?

hi Ernesto, fd and pierrot- looks like it may be curtains for this V6 engine. in my 20 years with my 01 L sedan(4cyl. clutch popper), I have never seen nor heard of a rebuilt/remanufactured engine...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-24-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By rfisher
Re: Switching BCM do we need a dirty trick squad?

hi pierrot and fdryer- I am amazed and do commend your sagery on the Saturn and bcm knowledge. I remember well the scams and dirty tricks practiced by dealers and indies in the 60s on odometer...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-23-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By rfisher
Re: Switching BCM

hi pierrot- found your comments on my decadent modus operandi funny as hell to say the least. so the clip for the bcm would be at least 600. if you have to put in a new one at the dealers b/c the car...
Forum: L-Series General 10-21-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By rfisher
Re: Changing the manual trans fluid L200

hi redsput, big daddy and other sages- have wrestled with this issue. what I found out- this trans comes from the factory with red atf in it. Lseries owner manual says to change its fluid at 100 k...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-21-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,409
Posted By rfisher
Re: 2001 L200 manual trans slave cylinder-hellonarox

hi av8r- do remember a few years ago discussing this matter with ssicarman who said the trans can be pushed all the way to the left when unbolted to get you hands in to the clutch plate and slave. if...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-21-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By rfisher
Re: Switching BCM-sticker shock?

hi pierrot- curious as hell. what do you think the dealer could clip you for the new bcm and then the unique repograming fee to get the correct odometer reading? as a betting man I would bet the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-20-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By rfisher
Re: the old rear main bearing seal trick

hi a104 and pierrot- curious as hell what was the clip on this repair. surmise the seal was about 3.98 and the labor about 1000. this is one of those repairs that usually involves collateral damage...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-19-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By rfisher
the old rear main bearing seal trick

hi sages- in my years on the forum never saw anything about the rear main bearing seal in the engine. my L100 at 185k is not leaking oil anywhere . the area around the rear main is dry. has anybody...
Forum: L-Series General 10-19-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By rfisher
Re: 2000 L200 to 2001 L200 Trans swap.

hi 02lw- did a number of trans swaps but they were always manuals to manuals and on simpler cars (rwds) . a few questions from your vast experience for which my respect is immense. strictly on the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By rfisher
Re: question on painting hood of L100

hi 02lw and focus- concerned that buying the white hood and spraying it silver presents more of a hidden shyster opportunity for a $$home run. is it as simple as washing the hood then spray painting...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-14-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By rfisher
question on painting hood of L100

hi sages- have a large rust patch in center of hood. had it repainted twice by incompetent painters and paint came off within 2 years. spoke to 3d painter. said application, priming and sanding...
Forum: L-Series General 10-14-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By rfisher
Re: comparing the Lseries V6 to the 4 cyl

hi 02lw- have seen v6s in L series but all had automatics. have heard on this forum that some L v6s have the 5 speed 3 pedaler. that must be one fast mutha. looking at you tube and seems if one has...
Forum: L-Series General 10-13-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By rfisher
comparing the Lseries V6 to the 4 cyl

hi sages - have a 4 cyl in my L100 since new and think it is a pretty good engine. a few friends have an L but with a V6. seems they have had to do a lot more expensive work on it than in mine....
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-12-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By rfisher
Re: Switching BCM is it a trip to clip city

hi Saturn sages- this would be a very good thread if anyone here has experience with the bcm. surmise it is and was designed from the git go as a supa profit enhancer and home run maker for dealer...
Forum: L-Series General 10-10-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By rfisher
comparing the L series to the ions

hi sages curious how the L100 compares to the ion which came out later. actually see more ions on tobacco road than L sedans/wagons. was the ion an improvement over the L or merely a home run for...
Forum: L-Series General 10-06-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By rfisher
Re: manual transmission L100 source

hi lw300- that sounds like a smart idea if you can find an L junker. does the opel Vectra and saab 9-5 parts generally match up with the L? don't see those 2 in junkyards either. cable shift...
Forum: L-Series General 10-05-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By rfisher
manual transmission L100 source

hi sages- has anyone here had to replace a manual transmission in an L series vehicle. always like to anticipate a future need and have a source. have seen none in junkyards and mechanics with...
Forum: Vue Tech 10-03-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,225
Posted By rfisher
Re: Replacing serpentine belt on 2003 V6

hi sages- curious . called chevrolet dealer to inquire about belt change. told $ 130 on my 4 cyl L100 and "a lot more" on v6. does that make sense or am I on the road to the cleaners in clip city. im...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-23-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By rfisher
Re: Hand Brake Release Repair

hi sages- good points all. can anyone walk us through the steps to fix, remove, take apart the hand brake in an L model since it is different than the s model.thanks tons bob f.
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-23-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By rfisher
Re: Hand Brake Release Repair

hi floridas- good pickup on the different construction of the brake in the L100 than on the s model. surmise the brake button ejecting itself from the s model brake is more common than on the L....
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