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Forum: S-Series General 08-28-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 53,275
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Whats your MPG?

Yesterday I drove from Portland, Oregon to Dunnigan, California, on one tank of gas and had perhaps 1/8th tank when I filled. That's 540 miles.

1998 SW2, carrying a bicycle and two weeks of "visit...
Forum: S-Series General 08-28-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5,345
Views: 2,232,329
Posted By DavidBu
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Stuffed a wadded up paper napkin between the bottom edge of the largest plastic interior panel and the metal frame on the tailgate of my 1998 SW2 and stopped a 20 year old rattle. Finally.
Forum: S-Series General 09-17-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By DavidBu
Forum: S-Series General 09-10-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Need for Speed - Control

I spent $5 to get my "build sheet" and here is the dossier for my car:

Year: 1998
Build Date: 1998-04-27
RPO Description
UM7 RADIO,AM/FM STEREO,ETR,INCLUDES CLOCK STEREO W/CLK(UM7)
UQ0...
Forum: S-Series General 09-05-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Need for Speed - Control

Thanks, lil_buddy and alordofchaos, for the tips and leads.

I'll try the Fremont dealership first to see if they will program the cruise "on" for a reasonable price, and if not I'll give the...
Forum: S-Series General 09-02-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Need for Speed - Control

I'm jealous. The local Pick'n Pull wants a flat rate $89 for any PCM from any vehicle. I asked for pricing when I was pulling off the cruise control.

That sounded expensive, so I didn't take it. ...
Forum: S-Series General 09-02-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5,345
Views: 2,232,329
Posted By DavidBu
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

I sucked out the coffee-colored power steering fluid with a Harbor Freight squeeze bulb and replaced with with fresh fluid. I'll do it several more times in between drives until the fluid stays clear.
Forum: S-Series General 09-02-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By DavidBu
Wrench Need for Speed - Control

Hi everyone,

My trusty 1998 SW2 (I'm the original owner) is doing well after I replaced the transmission (tip - you can position it for install from under the car using your feet when lying on...
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 53,275
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Whats your MPG?

I just got back from a trip in my 1998 SW2.

San Jose, CA to Long Beach, then back to San Jose. I started the trip with 20 miles of previous city driving on that fillup. I filled up on the way...
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,018
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Installing new half-shaft - grease the axle?

Just to let everyone know - the new transmission is in, along with new motor mounts, new front brake pads, new serpentine belt and several other services.

I just drove from Long Beach to San Jose...
Forum: S-Series General 06-03-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,018
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Installing new half-shaft - grease the axle?

I replaced the 5 speed manual transaxle because the last shop made a number of mistakes when replacing my clutch and I am trying to correct them. For example:

1. They replaced the quill shaft...
Forum: S-Series General 06-03-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,018
Posted By DavidBu
Installing new half-shaft - grease the axle?

Hi - I just finished replacing the transmission in my 1998 SW2. I am about to move the driver-side hub over and fit it over the end of the new half-shaft I bought at AutoZone.

Question: Do the...
Forum: S-Series General 05-26-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,190
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Crank Shaft Oil Seal

I just removed both my 1998 SW2 axle nuts with a cheap 12 Volt DC impact wrench. It was a pleasure.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-22-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,766
Posted By DavidBu
Re: top motor mount

I took my brand new Rock Auto Anchor Frownie Mount and stuffed a couple of Prothane 19-425 End Link Bushings into it on either side of the rubber "face." The bushings are touching the rubber on top...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-16-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 989
Posted By DavidBu
SW2 DOHC Manual Trans Input Shaft Loose

I pulled my transmission because the clutch was slipping 16,000 miles after a new clutch and a new input quill bearing/seal was installed by a clutch replacement business that has since gone under.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-11-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,766
Posted By DavidBu
Re: top motor mount

Just ordered this from RockAuto and got anchor frownie design.

:xeye:
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-23-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,752
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Manual Trans Quil Oil Seal

Hi, according to the clutch shop (which has since gone out of business - ominous sign) BOTH the quill bearing/seal and the engine rear main bearing seal were replaced, along with the clutch. They...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-22-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,752
Posted By DavidBu
Re: Manual Trans Quil Oil Seal

Hi! Insane question: I had this part replaced 10,000 miles ago at a shop in the clutch is slipping again. I'm worried that this seal is leaking again.

Could I simply stuff another O-ring past the...
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