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Forum: L-Series Tech 08-24-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
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Re: Swapping the motor and transmission on a 2000 LS2. Need advice.

You should have a good look at the timing belt on that "new" engine. Although well within the recommended distance, it is very long on time. Look for cracks at the inside corners of the teeth.
Forum: L-Series General 08-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By born again
Re: Air conditioning only blowing on windshield!

Do you have the manual control or automatic temperature controls for the HVAC? It is possible, but not probable, that the problem is in the control unit.

In either case, the way that air is...
Forum: L-Series General 08-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By born again
Re: Light bulb behind the Odometer burned out....

A shortcut on removing the cluster. You don't need to completely remove the padded panel below the steering wheel. Just pull firmly on the top edge to release the spring catches. The bottom will just...
Forum: L-Series General 08-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By born again
Re: What is "normal" oil usage...

Switching a high mileage engine from dino to synthetic "may" result in higher oil consumption. The high mileage variety contains something to swell the seals up a bit, intending to make them work...
Forum: L-Series General 08-14-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By born again
Re: What is "normal" oil usage...

The L-61 4 cylinder engine has, in my experience, very low oil consumption as normal. The original engine in the LS1 went to 280,000 km (~190,000 mi) with low oil consumption. The current engine is...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By born again
Re: help with 2.2 ecotech motor swap

If you are able to compare them side-to-side you should be able to confirm that you will get a physical fit. Be sure to check the AC compressor mountings. You should keep as much "stuff" from you...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By born again
Re: help with 2.2 ecotech motor swap

You will likely need to use the old exhaust manifold, as the check valve is probably not the only difference. The other thing you need to check is if the new engine has the proper mounting for the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-14-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By born again
Re: No fuel, no fuel gage, no pwr locks....

I had trouble with the passlock system that required "re-calibrating" it. The passlock sensor contains two coded value resistors. Over time the resistance can change/drift, resulting in the voltages...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-26-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By born again
Re: A/C leak and repairs

AC seems to have about a 12 year life span before all sorts of little leaks develop. I have replaced the condenser and basically all of the lines. The compressor, expansion valve, evaporator, and...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By born again
Re: Can I do this by myself?

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Forum: L-Series Tech 06-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By born again
Re: 2000 Saturn LS2 rear strut and spring replacement advice/help?

Having changed rear shocks/struts on several cars now, I have found that the L-Series is actually easier to work on and more durable than those ones. Both my 2000's have original shocks and springs...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By born again
Re: Where to buy a Used Tail Lamp Assy

If it isn't too much damage and you aren't too worried about a perfect look you can repair a tail light lens. I used clear 5 minute epoxy. Yes, I know epoxy does degrade in sunlight, but this repair...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 Saturn L200 Wheel Cylinder retaining bolt help?

I am thinking that if it didn't loosen and fall out then it corroded away due to the dissimilar metal combination with the aluminum wheel cylinder. If that happened, then you should look at replacing...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By born again
Re: Just replaced front pads on 2000 SWLS

A check of Craigslist or Kijijii shows that dyslexia over these Saturn model designations is very common. At least 10% of the ads will be mis-identified. Auto parts counter people are even worse. I...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-08-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By born again
Re: Small, expensive fixes for my LW1 2000

While it is likely there is a coolant leak in one of the AC lines, resulting in low pressure that prevents the compressor from engaging (control interlock), there is also the possibility of failure...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-02-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By born again
Re: P0304 RESOLVED!!!

Congrats on a cheap fix. I recently did coil packs on both of my cars: L-Series - $120, Saab 9-5 - $680 (Canadian prices +$). Eventually it will go. Pull the plugs again in a couple of months to make...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-31-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By born again
Re: P0304

Most likely the coil pack. These are cheap for the 4 cylinder because they are common with a whole raft of GM cars that use the Ecotec. I had to change mine recently for the same reason. It doesn't...
Forum: L-Series General 05-26-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By born again
Re: Just Question about 2001 L200 exhaust manifold

@Frostman- There should be room to go over the rack, but you may have to do some fancy routing and make some heat shields,etc. to keep from cooking/melting things. Have a look on yours.
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-22-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By born again
Re: L300 shimmy

What you are describing is wheel hop. These cars are bad for that. Try changing (increase) the tire pressure to ~35 psi.
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-22-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By born again
Re: Rich/Surging Condidtion

These symptoms could be caused by a clog in the exhaust system. A common cause of this is a plugged cat. But there could be something elsewhere. Check for dents. How do I suspect this? Last winter I...
Forum: L-Series General 05-22-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By born again
Re: Just Question about 2001 L200 exhaust manifold

Yes. The exhaust pipe goes UNDER the steering rack for the MT. The AT exhaust pipe goes OVER. That, combined with the fact that the engine sits 2" farther back with the MT, means the exhaust manifold...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By born again
Re: L300 shimmy

Does it only happen under engine load? A symptom of a worn inner CV joint is drivetrain vibration under load. When you lift and coast or shift to neutral (yes, it is OK to do this) does the vibration...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 716
Posted By born again
Re: 2003 L-200 tuning

You can hold 2nd gear until about 55mph and 3rd is good for about 80. Just keep going until you (almost) hit the rev limiter at 6500. Hang on. I find that this engine doesn't come "on the cam" until...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By born again
Re: 2008-2010 Chevy Cobalt SS engine swap?

I agree with Frostman. I don't think the manual transmissions are the same. The L-Series uses a Saab transmission, as used in the 9-5 but with a different final drive ratio (~3000 rpm @ 70 mph).
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,046
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L300 Heater Core/Hose Leak

Wow! Those are the best "How-To" pictures I have ever seen on any site. Nice extreme close-ups that are well focused. I have only one suggestion to improve it. You don't have to drain the radiator to...
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