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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-13-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Stalling at start up when engine is hot

How old (in miles) are the spark plug wires?
Forum: S-Series General 11-13-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: feel like the lone ranger..

FIFY :D

Saturn is a different car, and you have a different Saturn (I can't imagine a lot of Saturn owners have any connection to Barbados and painting their car accordingly ) :)
Forum: S-Series General 11-13-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Timing Chains!

The OEM chains are top quality.

Very rare that there are issues before 200~300k unless the engine oil has been neglected. I had to change mine on my '98 at 102k because it was making the timing...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Best aftermarket motor mounts?

I think it's a YMMV situation. My DEA mount is still going strong.

That said, Chinese products are not known for high quality control. It's possible that at some point, their source for rubber...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: New owner, what common issues and preventative maintenance do I need to do - 2002

That's the ECTS. No need to change it since you are showing correct temp, and Saturn had changed the ECTS from plastic to brass tipped sometime late in the 2001 model year - so all 2002 S-series are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: New owner question - miss at idle, intermittent "pop" in exhaust

Bottle of fuel cleaner, like Techron, wouldn't hurt.

How old are the spark plug wires? I got similar symptoms with old wires on my minivan (100k platinum plug changes). I usually change wires...
Forum: S-Series General 11-10-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: I knew about auto reverse slam....

That's sad.

probably someone who doesn't know/care and took it to a shop, who quoted them several grand to replace the transmission. So they just keep driving it and will do so until it dies...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 2000 SL2, Serpentine belt, idler pulley

If a bearing seized and the plastic pulley stopped spinning, it would get very hot, very quickly, as the belt is still going around at a very high rate of speed. But you said the pulley spun freely,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 171
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 99 SL2 - 5 spd Engine/Transaxle Removal

My collection of clutch replacement threads and tips

Bernie notes
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172571

Chris Thomas in How To Library...
Forum: S-Series General 11-09-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Fogs

For Gen 2, you can DIY some brackets

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121301
Forum: S-Series General 11-08-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Saturn Wont Start

Same issue here. Luckily, Saturnfans had the answer.

Since I post stuff on the "what did you do to your Saturn today" thread for easy reference, I can see I paid $49 for the starter back in...
Forum: S-Series General 11-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,476
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: and so it begins....

Nice job on the install!
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-07-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Saturn Wont Start

You already have a couple of responses to your post in General :)
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235910
Forum: S-Series General 11-07-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: How should i remove stickers from my SC2?

I've used Goo Gone on my plastic panels (my car had several covered stickers). Use sparingly and don't let it soak. Peel the sticker off first, only use the goo gone on the sticky residue.

I...
Forum: S-Series General 11-07-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 631
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Should I actually bother with buying a Saturn? Semidisabled novice needs advice..

I wouldn't say "prone to" - that implies it happens more than it probably does. Sure it happens, but not enough that I would steer somebody away from a car.

My 2002 has been bullet proof so far...
Forum: S-Series General 11-07-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Saturn Wont Start

Guessing that when you hit the EGR, you basically shook the whole engine including the starter?

$38 for a starter at DB electrical...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-06-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 3.5k rpm idle after TB replacement, settled down now

Normal idle when I went home, so it seems to have adjusted
Forum: S-Series General 11-05-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: War on tailgaters.

Buddy of mine got in trouble for pointing a BB gun out the window and taking a shot. Wasn't even aiming but managed to hit the windshield. Think he just got a fine and probation, no jail time (or...
Forum: S-Series General 11-05-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 1997 SW2 find

Waiex191 has a good rebuild thread with pics, as does Hunt4Steve. If you use the advanced forum search and look for threads started by them, shouldn't be hard to find. Should be lots of tips /...
Forum: S-Series General 11-05-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Easiest Auto Trans Fluid to get?

Any fluid marked Dexron/Mercon compatible. For example, at Walmart,
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Automatic-Transmission-Fluid-1-Gallon/20573820

(read the bottle in-store, as their...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-05-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 3.5k rpm idle after TB replacement, settled down now

I'll take a closer look at the two plates sometime. If I have the same idle issue when I leave work, I will clean out the OEM TB and swap it back in, and will compare then.

I didn't really...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-05-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 3.5k rpm idle after TB replacement, settled down now

SPS used to make performance parts for Saturns. It was before my time with Saturns.

The SPs throttle body is (I believe) a stock throttle body, some of the material removed and a new, larger...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By alordofchaos
3.5k rpm idle after TB replacement, settled down now

OK, so I replaced my OEM throttle body last night with an SPS throttle body. I did this because the SPS TB was clean and I ended up having to remove the TB anyway to replace the IAC valve, so I just...
Forum: S-Series General 11-05-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: War on tailgaters.

Or (preferably) they get pulled over by a very irritable state trooper.

There's a great scene at the end of Raising Arizona where the boss, Glenn, is always trying to tell a Polack joke. He's...
Forum: S-Series General 11-04-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: feel like the lone ranger..

Saturns are still plentiful in my area. Sadly, I am sure they are rusting away under those plastic panels.

It's 3 miles from my house to my first turn. There are two Saturns on the way to that...
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