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Forum: Aura General 05-08-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Got an Opel Vectra brochure in the mail..

Actually the Vectra is on an Epsilon platform like the last generation Malibu. The Aura is on an extended Epsilon platform, the same as the current Malibu, G6 and the Opel Signum.
Forum: Aura General 05-08-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By bgates2b
Re: What has GM integrated to the radio?

I understand you will lose the warning chimes since they are emitted through the speakers......however there are adapters that allow you to retain that stuff (even On*star) with an after market radio.
Forum: Aura General 05-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Got an Opel Vectra brochure in the mail..

I joined a bunch of Vectra-C clubs over in Europe when I first got my Aura. Not of much use since they don't have any engines that we have.

I looked into getting some Irmscher stuff for the Aura...
Forum: Astra General 04-24-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By bgates2b
Re: 4 Fantastic Words

It can be annoying though too. My parent's 91 Caprice had that and it would flicker on if you (well, me) took a turn too fast.
Forum: Aura General 04-03-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By bgates2b
Re: So Long, Aura... Hello Astra

Yeah, I thought about doing the same thing and people thought I was nuts. Then, when I had to drop off the Aura for work, I was valeted in an Astra and that cinched it, I'm keeping the Aura.
Forum: Aura General 03-24-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgates2b
Re: My XR has a severe rusting problem

Yes, yes you did. You called it, I admit.

Oh, and BTW, I'm 4 months Older than you

Happy B-lated.
Forum: Aura General 03-18-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgates2b
Re: My XR has a severe rusting problem

I don't have a sunroof.

Went to Saturn today with the car and the service guy never saw anything like it so he brought out the manager.

The manager said that the rust is actually on a metal...
Forum: S-Series General 03-17-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,539
Posted By bgates2b
Forum: Aura General 03-17-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Saturn Aura Awards

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r292/bgates2b/6ssig2.jpg
Forum: Aura General 03-16-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgates2b
Re: My XR has a severe rusting problem

I had a service call for that about a year ago on that. I thought for sure I was getting wet during a rain storm and thought I spotted some water pooled by the mirror control. Took it to the dealer,...
Forum: Aura General 03-15-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By bgates2b
My XR has a severe rusting problem

almost like the rear doors on 1G Saturns

http://www.sixthsphere.com/storage2/images/5xkpj6dbs9wiy4b.jpg
http://www.sixthsphere.com/storage2/images/nghsngu8hi64fq3y6lji.jpg...
Forum: Aura General 02-15-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,261
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Should I buy this AURA?

I don't understand, on the XR, you can only get leather/Moroccan leather with a sunroof.
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-11-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Ok heres the deal.

Find a 95 SL1, 1g body, MPI 100 HP SOHC

Sorry, it is sooooo much work because the fuel pressure for the 91-94 SOHC is so much lower, you might have to change the fuel pump and lines as well.
Forum: S-Series General 12-11-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,023
Posted By bgates2b
Re: How do you reach the oil filter?

Man, I make it too complicated. I jack up the driver side first to drain the oil. When it is done, I lower the car, move the jack to the passenger side, and raise it up to remove the filter. I use a...
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Poll: who drives their S-Series to the laundromat?

Been doing my own laundry since I was taught at 11. I've been going to the laundromats since my college days (ah, that was the best, Suds & Duds, they had a snack bar that served beer and a pool...
Forum: S-Series General 12-06-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Wrecked

sorry to hear that gr8...

If you go to massapequa, Joe Coppacola did a bang up job with my sale. Still, I would recommend going to Smithtown if you're shopping for a Saturn.
Forum: Aura General 11-07-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,970
Posted By bgates2b
Re: GM strut tower brace

I understand from the G6 forums that it sometimes rub up against the hood, but they do fit.
Forum: Aura General 11-01-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,692
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Saturn Aura with Sky wheels

That should fit, it's comes on the Vectra's in Europe (I think it is a VXR wheel, but I might be incorrect)
Forum: Aura General 10-31-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,004
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Anyone looking for a used Aura?

Well, the financing was straightened out, after almost 4 months of double payments to keep our credit intact. Would you pay over $1000.00 a month for a Saturn? ANY SATURN?

While I don't blame the...
Forum: Aura General 10-21-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Do cars settle? /Who do you deal with in the service dept.

I never heard of a car settling....oh, and I had the rattle in the door, but it was the passenger door and it got worse when turning right.

Turned out the power window motor was not bolted/riveted...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 10-15-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,445
Posted By bgates2b
Re: What retailer sold you your Saturn? (Version 2.0)

1993 SL2 - Saturn of Massapequa
1994 SL2 - Saturn of Wyoming Valley
1994 SL2 - Saturn of Massapequa (Homecoming Edition)
2000 LS1 - Saturn of Massapequa
2007 Aura XR - Saturn of Massapequa.
Forum: Aura General 10-14-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,937
Posted By bgates2b
Forum: Aura General 10-10-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Recirc Won't Stay on with Defroster

I never had that with the recirc button flashing and turning off, but it would make sense in defrost mode.

However, I have had the rear defrost button flash at me and turn itself off a couple of...
Forum: Aura General 10-04-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,789
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Interior comparison: Aura vs. Malibu

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1171/1321233437_85edb7cab5_b.jpg
Looks like Chevy has the same problems lining the trim in the doors up with the trim in the dash :xeye:
Forum: Aura General 10-03-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,521
Posted By bgates2b
Re: Intermediate shaft

**UPDATE** Went to the "North Shore" Saturn and they found that the bolt that connects the intermediate shaft with the rack was loose. This is their third one they found; stating that for some reason...
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