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Forum: S-Series General 04-21-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Power steering fluid...

The only gallons I've seen clearly stated that the fluid meets the TES-295 spec. It's possible the newer labels aren't as clear, or maybe they show the TES-295 and the TES-389 spec. There are loads...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-20-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Gen 2 temp gage behaving like a gen 1

If you have the live data, just use your data to know your gauge on your car. People have been led to think that they are all the same, and they aren't. Truth wins over theory every time.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-20-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Signmaster
Re: EGR valve problems

You could do an EGR block to nail down if the codes are do to the position sensing or flow, or if the rough idle is in fact due to the EGR.

Our from the factory EGR bit it after a cleaning or two....
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-20-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Groan while steering not always audible

Sounds to me more like a PS pump issue, but the only way to know is to troubleshoot and eliminate other possible causes. It sounds as though your PS pump might be leaking, and if so this is a...
Forum: S-Series General 04-12-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Power steering fluid...

Repeating misinformation for years about TES 295 and/or other Allison certifications will still not make the information true. They openly list certified fluids on their web site, and have for...
Forum: S-Series General 04-10-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By Signmaster
Re: 655k Pictures

I think all the SL1's got those headrests back then. At least mine did. :yes:
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-03-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Signmaster
Re: decided to sell my car

Clean car. I doubt many are seeing this, as this forum section is slow. I'd post it in the S Series forums if it was me.

As for price, I do think a lot of S Series owners are just looking for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Sudden massive transmission leak

Now that's a good idea. Being that it seems more than a few people have had tranny filters loosen up, it might be smart to make some good use of safety wire pliers.

But I suspect some people...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-13-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 778
Posted By Signmaster
Re: 2000 Saturn SL1 Rev Hang(?)

I've seen quite a few posts with people talking about the excessive time of the rev hang on their cars, with many saying all S Series cars do it. I know in one thread many were stating a 3 to 5...
Forum: S-Series General 02-27-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,269
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Car prep after sitting a year or so?

I'm a firm supporter of truth in advertising when getting rid of vehicles. That said, I often opt for a reasonable price to sell quick as I don't want a bunch of tire kickers wasting my time. So...
Forum: S-Series General 02-27-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Signmaster
Re: smacked a curb (but was already rattling a bit)

Best bet is to jack it up and check things out for wear. The initial rattle could be tie rod ends or LCAs. Neither is expensive or hard, and both are normal wear items. It doesn't take much to...
Forum: S-Series General 02-25-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Wierd occurance after every cold start

One of the members here recently posted about a stumble of sorts at a certain coolant temp IIRC. You might have something similar going on. But my first suggestions would be to check the basics. ...
Forum: S-Series General 02-25-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,269
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Car prep after sitting a year or so?

That doesn't look so great, but people buy S Series cars that don't look great all the time. If it runs and drives decent (assuming a steering wheel is to be installed) you never know who might pick...
Forum: S-Series General 02-25-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Bought a beater

Saturns are often good as the "beaters" that are easy to maintain and have easy to deal with common problems. The SOHC isn't going to impress with performance, but does great with commuter duties...
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 1,041,331
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

Just a small crack in the block and leaks coolant, not street legal, and looks well.... different. What's not to like about a car as overpriced as this? :eek:
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 356
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Clear coat removal

It can either be a real PITA or very simple, and depends on how it's degrading. I've seen a number of people remove large sections of clear using the plastic razor blades (or a real blade and...
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,269
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Car prep after sitting a year or so?

If you can't get it out, dilute it as much as possible with new fuel IMO. A year isn't terribly long, but ethanol blends absorb water much more than non ethanol fuels. With an older car, the system...
Forum: S-Series General 02-18-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,269
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Car prep after sitting a year or so?

+1 to all the above, plus an extra vote for the use of the fogging oil. Quick and easier to use, and most of the current ones will create a nice mist of oil in the cylinder and be less messy.

In...
Forum: S-Series General 02-05-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 505
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Wheels 1 - Wire brush on alloy rims..

Being that you had the tires off the rims, I assumed you would do the cleaning up rather than an installer. I agree that it's unlikely an installer would clean them up properly, especially when they...
Forum: S-Series General 02-04-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 505
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Wheels 1 - Wire brush on alloy rims..

It's a wheel, not aluminum foil. You can use a rotary wire brush, low speed polisher and sandpaper, or toil away by hand. I've used a rotary wire brush on an electric drill followed by polishing...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-14-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 12,561
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Not the typical spark plug question

It wouldn't surprise me that the heat ranges aren't in line with the standard single electrode plug. In theory the dual electrode unit should have the capacity to absorb more heat, but that is only...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-14-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Replacing thermostat is there a housing gasket?

The best thing to do is measure actual temp in the reservoir on a warm day, and see how your gauge setting is compared to actual operating temp. On my car 1/2 is the 208-210 range.

I recently put...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-13-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 12,561
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Not the typical spark plug question

With weather swings that low, it wouldn't surprise me if people using conventional plugs suffered the same thing. Finding the limits of the heat range experimentation is all part of the curve.

If...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-09-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Failing thermostat or ECTS?

The slow warm up I agree with. As for operating temp, low IMHO. Even if I blast full heat on high setting, there is not a chance I'm bringing the operating temp down in the 125 range.

It was 9...
Forum: S-Series General 01-07-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 748
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Thermostat & Warm-Up Time

It almost sounds like there is some time of temp threshold that keeps the car closed loop longer below a certain point. I know most air pumps have programmed info as well, but don't know if the S...
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