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Forum: Ion General 03-17-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,761
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 2004 Ion trunk leak

update. decided to fix the seals under plastic quarter panels like the video in Mitche's post. However, i stripped the T30 bolts even though i have T30 screwdriver. then i used dremel to cut the bolt...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-16-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 03 front brake vibration, but only on warm brakes

I got the new ACDelco pads (economy ceramics) and rotors and not only the brakes are smooth, but the whole car seems to riding smoother. it could be in my head though. I didn't do any crazy break-in...
Forum: Ion General 03-16-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,761
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 2004 Ion trunk leak

Rained today (not that hard) and some water is in both left and right side wells in the trunk despite all the extra caulking. No clue where it's coming from (no dripping etc).

Maybe i need to...
Forum: Ion General 03-15-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,761
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 2004 Ion trunk leak

Kaylan87 and Mitche,
thanks for the video links.
I calked some of those seams, but didn't feel like removing the whole plastic panel.
will report back
Forum: Ion Tech 03-12-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 03 front brake vibration, but only on warm brakes

Mystery solved. Measured rotors and they were about 22mm. Minimum in the factory manual is 22.75mm. Must have been factory rotors. I ordered ACDelco pads and rotors on Amazon. There was some evidence...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By jacek_p
Re: oil consumption vs 15W40 oil

Update, i went back to 5W30 synthetic oil and so far 0.5qt burned in about 2,500 miles. Looks like good improvement over 15W40. Really weird.
Forum: Ion Tech 03-12-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 03 front brake vibration, but only on warm brakes

No one?
Now, i'm thinking this is really uneven braking pad deposits:
http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/-warped-brake-disc-and-other-myths
as for fixing, I'll...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-12-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By jacek_p
03 front brake vibration, but only on warm brakes

Normally, i would assume it's warped rotors, but checking if this is something Saturn specific.
Another weird thing, this is not noticeable in city driving, only hwy speeds 55+ mph, and only after...
Forum: Ion General 01-14-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,761
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 2004 Ion trunk leak

this what we did this weekend. my son hid in the trunk with a flashlights and I liberally sprayed the car with water (on a warmed day). he could see no leaks inside, yet there were fair amounts of...
Forum: Ion General 12-20-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By jacek_p
Re: Need new tires

made in Taiwan, at least not made in China. Good price though. Keep us posted.
Forum: Ion General 12-20-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By jacek_p
Re: Ion 2 Broken Timing Chain at 115,000 miles

i don't think so. they owe you nothing after warranty expires.

on the other hand, good mechanic should have advised you that there was a TSB on that defective chain tensioner and it should have...
Forum: Ion General 12-20-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,761
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 2004 Ion trunk leak

Thanks, I'll check for that when son comes back home. Would caulking work for that?
Forum: Ion Tech 12-17-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By jacek_p
Re: Proper Way to Check Oil

good search skills, LOL.
Forum: Ion Tech 11-28-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 2003 Ion Blinker Issue

thanks for the follow-up. in case it comes back, cover the sockets with dielectric grease and reconnect. it's a great trick for intermittent connection issues. i've done in in cars and PCs and it...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-25-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By jacek_p
Re: Help Please! Ion Running Bad/Almost Stalls

did you check the charging system and battery? if you don't know how, auto parts stores can help you with that.
Forum: Ion General 11-24-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By jacek_p
Re: instrument cluster LED bulbs

Update 1 year later.
I managed to fix it by soldering tiny wires to 4 new good B8.4D LEDs (that didn't work while inserted due to damaged contacts inside) and connecting the wires to the wires in...
Forum: Ion General 11-22-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,761
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 2004 Ion trunk leak

This is my conclusion as well. Keeps leaking both left and right corners even after extensive use of caulk everywhere. I'm a bit concerned as some mold showed up.
Forum: Ion Tech 11-22-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By jacek_p
Re: oil checking pittfals

Update: son came back home for holiday and i got to test it more on a flat surface before changing oil with synth 5W30 this time. Checking oil minutes after engine running gave 1/4 qt above minimum...
Forum: Ion General 11-03-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 03 ion start-up rattle

Do the tensioner first. it's not that difficult.
Forum: Ion Tech 11-02-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 2006 Ion 3, 2.2L

where's your video?
Forum: Ion General 11-02-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By jacek_p
Re: 03 ion start-up rattle

I have 03 with that startup noise, but it's very short, under a second, unlike the youtube videos that are 1-2 seconds. I replaced the tensioner to the newest version and no change in noise. It was...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-01-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By jacek_p
Re: oil checking pittfals

I did open a valve cover almost 2 years ago to replace chain tensioner and there was nothing unusual re: engine cleanliness or oil trapping.

i did some more searches on this and found some old...
Forum: Ion General 10-31-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By jacek_p
Re: Good Bye

WOW, that's impressive. No oil burning? Was it a 2005 Ion?
Forum: Ion Tech 10-31-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By jacek_p
Re: oil consumption vs 15W40 oil

here is an update in case anyone cares: http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2258204&posted=1#post2258204
Forum: Ion Tech 10-31-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By jacek_p
Re: oil checking pittfals

very helpful, thanks for replying. i thought i was going crazy.
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