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Forum: S-Series General 08-27-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

The GN400's were/are nice bikes.
I have a friend who has a similar vintage one, a 400E (twin), I think.


No, it already thinks it is a Saturn..... :D
Forum: S-Series General 08-27-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By DIYguy
Roll Eyes Re: A Dodge Ram Rear-Ended Red Hot.

My very first car was a Dodge with a two speed slush box.
It had a nasty habit of randomly expelling the poppet spools from the valve body when shifting it from "park" to some other gear.
Forum: S-Series General 08-27-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

Thanks, I am deeply touched by all of the kind sentiments.
I will likely not be going away completely, I will just be tapering off slowly.



As for the CBX, it is something I have wanted ever...
Forum: S-Series General 08-26-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: Headlight Sanding/Acetone Trick

I use acetone vapor polishing on 3D printed ABS parts all the time.
It can make them positively glossy and even wet-looking.
But to be perfectly honest I had not thought of doing it to headlights....
Forum: S-Series General 08-26-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By DIYguy
Wrench Re: A Dodge Ram Rear-Ended Red Hot.

The back end of my SC2 was "pre-damaged for my convenience" when I bought it.
The trunk latch was very stiff and the paint on the bumper cover was cracked and partially missing in spots.
I quickly...
Forum: S-Series General 08-25-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

Yes, exactly.
Not only does the starter turn faster but the fuel and ignition systems have a stiffer (lower impedance, less sag) source to draw current from.
I can't wait to add one to the Camaro...
Forum: S-Series General 08-23-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

Yes, instead of being limited by the internal impedance (and sluggish chemistry in colder weather) of the battery, the capacitor response is more or less instantaneous and does not sag appreciably...
Forum: S-Series General 08-23-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

So buy this one-
https://www.ebay.com/itm/6Pcs-Farad-Capacitor-2-7V-120F-Super-Capacitor-With-Protection-Board-Module/272343064213?epid=508093037&hash=item3f68e95e95:g:CTcAAOSw9NdXsX~v
This is the...
Forum: S-Series General 08-23-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By DIYguy
Wrench Re: 2nd Gen Interior Center Console Handle 3D Print Model

3D printers are great.
I use mine all the time and have printed many parts for cars.
Mostly I use ABS because of the temperatures, but you do have to paint it because it does not hold up well in...
Forum: S-Series General 08-23-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

Again, thanks everyone for all the kind sentiments.
I am deeply touched and appreciative.

As for the supercapacitors, I am running this exact one on the truck and this is what I will add to the...
Forum: S-Series General 08-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

Congratulations! I studied patent law but that's about as close as I came to a JD. I hope it works well for you.

Well, actually, so far I am averaging around 33mpg in the commuter grind, so it is...
Forum: S-Series General 08-20-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

onlinebiker-
I think we left Marvin on Magrathea didn't we?
I can't remember, let's ask Slartibartfast, he'll know.
Oh, and please don't invite any Vogons. :drool:

alordofchaos-
Thank you for...
Forum: S-Series General 08-20-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

Sure, we'll try to convince Marvin to activate the Heart of Gold and motor on over there.
:arr:
Forum: S-Series General 08-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Thumbs Up Re: So long and thanks for all the fish........

Hi Pitcher,

Thanks for the kind sentiments, I appreciate it.
Yes, I will stop in from time to time.
I had no intention of disappearing entirely.

As for the SC2, it has actually been one of...
Forum: S-Series General 08-19-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By DIYguy
Thumbs Up So long and thanks for all the fish........

Well, after almost 12 years my journey as a Saturn owner came to an end as of this morning.

My beloved 1997 SC2 now has a new home with a long time friend and fellow Saturn enthusiast up in the...
Forum: S-Series General 05-20-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By DIYguy
Roll Eyes Re: '02 Saturn SL1 upgrade advice wanted

I disagree on Dexcool.
I recently had trouble with the water pump and the water outlet manifold on our 2012 Cruze (at only ~36k miles).
The prevailing opinion on various Cruze forums is that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-10-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: Need AC Compressor - New or JY?

Yes on most light aircraft, but aircraft are rigorously maintained and inspected unlike 99.9% of cars, many of which are notorious for exhaust manifold leaks and cracks.
And their exhaust manifold...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By DIYguy
Dizzy Re: Need AC Compressor - New or JY?

Running a shroud over an exhaust manifold to provide cabin heat.
What a concept.
And the alternative was a gasoline-fueled auxiliary heater.
........ !

But least we forget, other cars had them...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By DIYguy
Dizzy Re: Need AC Compressor - New or JY?

Oh yes....!
The silent killer.
If it doesn't kill you outright it may make you groggy enough to cause an accident.
Remember the "good old days" when if you were prudent you'd carry one of those...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By DIYguy
Dizzy Re: Need AC Compressor - New or JY?

Well put.
We have had neighbors who looked down their noses at us because we drive older and/or cheaper vehicles and don't do $75k kitchen remodels every few years or vacation in Cancun every few...
Forum: S-Series Mods 05-03-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: Leg room improvement for front passengers

Search for me? :drool:

...................... :)
Forum: S-Series General 05-02-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By DIYguy
Wrench Re: 94 sl1 5 spd manual only one wheel is engaging

A locked or heavily dragging brake on the stationary side most likely.
Maybe a nearly locked up wheel bearing, but most likely the brake.
The differential in the transmission will allow that to...
Forum: S-Series Mods 05-01-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By DIYguy
Happy Re: Leg room improvement for front passengers

Sorry, I just saw your reply.

I am glad you like it.
I am still running this modification and still enjoying it.
I can push the seat back so far I would have to push in the clutch on tip-toes. :D
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-01-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By DIYguy
Re: Need AC Compressor - New or JY?

Just a few study links (there are many, many more)-

https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12239-009-0036-y
http://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/ArticleFullRecord.jsp?cn=SBGHC5_2015_v27n6_321...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-01-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By DIYguy
Re: Need AC Compressor - New or JY?

An additional $0.02 worth if I may-

The compressor on my SC2 died a horrible death about three years ago.
I went with this one from this vendor-...
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