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Forum: L-Series Tech 07-30-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 186
Posted By born again
Re: 2000 LS2 V6 hard to start

This problem appears to be with fuel delivery when the engine is operating "open loop". To explain, when the engine is warmed up the PCM uses the signals from the O2 sensors to trim the amount of...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-09-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 Saturn L series died while driving

That fuse box on the '77 Scirocco was located directly under the corner of the windshield. When the steel rusted out there water dripped on the box, and... I will never forget walking away from the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-07-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L200 Red Battery Light / Car Died

I found that the rubber/plastic over-mold on the battery cable connectors tend to collect the small amount of electolyte (acid) leakage past the side posts and channel it into the wire. I cut this...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-07-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 Saturn L series died while driving

I can attest that is possible for a fuse box to have an internal short as I had that happen on my '77 VW Scirocco. However, that was a known common problem, even without the internet to spread the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-29-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By born again
Re: L200 w/2.2L, Rough idle, P0304, oily soot around spark plug

It appears that this condition appeared suddenly, not gradually over time. This could be a loose or broken spark plug. The dirt/soot/oil you see is on the outside of the plug and the sides of the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-10-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By born again
Re: Vauxhall b Diesel swap

If you go this way be sure to pull ALL of the computers etc. The whole electronic system is different. These days, the mechanical and electronic systems are highly integrated. I was trying to say...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-09-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By born again
Re: Vauxhall b Diesel swap

Just get yourself an L-Series with the L-61 4 cylinder 2.2 liter engine and the MT 5 Speed and learn a few "Hypermiling" techniques. 35-36 mpg on the highway is a reasonable expectation and 40 is...
Forum: L-Series General 05-30-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By born again
Re: 2005 L300 purchase advice

The 4 cylinder "L-61" 2.2 liter engine has been more reliable overall than the 6 cylinder, but there was a recall for defective timing chains. The chain and guides should be replaced if it is noisy...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-17-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By born again
Re: Coolant Leak From Rear Engine Block

There is a metal crossover pipe that runs from the water pump on the "front" of the engine (the end where the belt is) to the "rear" where the thermostat housing. This pipe goes under the exhaust...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-16-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By born again
Re: Turn signals don't turn off - 2000 LS2

I checked our HTA in Ontario and you don't even need to have turn signals at all if the vehicle is less than 2.05 m x 6.10 m, or most cars, SUV's and light trucks. You are still required to signal...
Forum: L-Series General 05-11-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By born again
Re: Oil Pan Gasket?

While you have the pan off, clean it off and inspect it carefully for cracks. I had a hairline fracture that leaked. The fracture appeared to be from something hitting the oil pan. You could not see...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-08-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By born again
Re: Turn signals don't turn off - 2000 LS2

I have experienced this problem. The turn signals are cancelled by a lug on the steering shaft that is part of the clock spring assembly. The problem starts when the turn signal switch mechanism gets...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-29-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 L300 Left Instrument Fuse Block Panel

Wasn't the DVD only offered on the wagon (LW300)?
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-29-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By born again
Re: Airbag Removal 2001 L200

I feel your pain. While I have done this once in the past, it is very difficult and a PITA. The latches are spring wires that run vertically (wheel straight). When you turn it a quarter turn to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-28-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 LW200 soft ABS brake issue.

I would add that ALL the brake fluid in the system needs to be bled out at the wheel bleeders on a regular schedule. When I was doing "High Performance Driving Schools" (track days with instructors)...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-28-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By born again
Re: Engine change 2000 LW1

I have kept my L for 12 years and I still like the car. But my wife has strongly indicated that she thinks it is too old and lobbied for replacement. I have purchased a 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0 liter I-4...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-27-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By born again
Re: Is this the infamous BCM??

Don't beat yourself up FD. You don't have anything to be ashamed of. You help more people than anyone else I can think of. The automotive environment is very challenging for electronics, with...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-26-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By born again
Re: Is this the infamous BCM??

For a new poster you get a gold star for your research and diagnostic methods. That module is exclusive to the MT without ABS, so I am guessing it isn't available as a new spare part. So used is the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-21-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By born again
Re: 2005 L300 Wiper control

It sounds like you may have a problem with the wiper motor. There are separate contacts inside the gear box for run and park. I had a problem 8 years ago with the park contact -...
Forum: L-Series General 04-19-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By born again
Re: Cruise Control

The cruise switch sometimes needs to be adjusted. It has a plunger that the pedal arm rest on when in the released (brakes off) position. This is done by pressing down on the pedal, then pulling out...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By born again
Re: Evap system purgatory

Given that you haven't posted the code(s), I suspect that you have the most common problem with this system: corrosion of the steel vent tubes from the fuel tank to the evap purge valve by the fuel...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-02-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 L200 custom shifter help

Unfortunately, the shift knob appears to be permanently attached to the lever. If you don't like the appearance of the standard knob maybe you could make a small cover of leather or fur or ???.
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-28-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By born again
Re: Engine change 2000 LW1

Re- the crankshaft bolt, just re-use it. It is very long and can stretch a bit more when tightened the extra XX degrees. That's what I did. On the torque converter, that would be more difficult. I...
Forum: L-Series General 03-23-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By born again
Re: door panel

You have not stated whether it is the inner or outer door panel you want to remove. There are posts above for both. It is customary to refer to the inner or interior door panel as the "door card"....
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-23-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By born again
Re: Engine change 2000 LW1

My "new" engine came out of a car being parted out by an area mechanic. I found it on Kijijji for C$400. The mechanic told me it was being retired because it needed a BCM and the owner didn't want to...
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