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Forum: S-Series General 01-21-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By TomM96
Re: 95 SW2 Door Sill / Rocker Repair

CGG17: Fine job ; excellent documentation!

jpags729: It might be possible to place enough rivets ....
but the rocker is a major strength member, and welding
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-21-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By TomM96
Re: LED Gauge Cluster, Radio, and HVAC Control Module Bulbs Replacement

The Size of the bulbs in the instrument cluster is different in gen2
vs gen3; gen2 bulbs similar to GM from '80s-Large.
Gen3 bulbs smaller.

The OEM lighting has soft/warm colors to preserve...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-21-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By TomM96
Re: Random atf question

The viscosity is rather critical for the TAAT automatic tranny... because the
ATF is a working hydraulic fluid, where the pressures determine shifting
characteristics.

In the manual trans, the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-21-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1997 Connecting Rod Bolts & Crank Main Cap Bolts

Pretty sure the rod & main fastenings are re-usable, are Not TTY;
one of MOST IMPORTANT torque settings on engine, also highest quality
fastenings on engine.

For heads, standard use is TTY as...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-21-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 757
Posted By TomM96
Re: pulley noise, maybe

Full disclosure....

Once before i reported my quick trick for belt cleaning ...
which i used after accidently dropping some motor oil on the inside of a serp belt.

Not long after, OldNuc...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-21-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By TomM96
Re: Secondary Air Injection Vacuum Control Solenoid Valve

> it stops getting air injected...

Walker Exhaust has a very brief overview description of how the
CatCon systems evolved. They wrote that early cats were designed to
operate on engines...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-17-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By TomM96
Re: '99 Coolant over flow tank vent line help ? ?

If that 'deaeration/bleeder' hose was clogged... that would explain the
surging, etc.

You state that the new hose flows constantly while engine runs... that is proper & necessary.

I hope you...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-17-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By TomM96
Re: Leak at tb axle

Good thinking, Bumpdraft !
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-17-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By TomM96
Re: Secondary Air Injection Vacuum Control Solenoid Valve

Err, I'm not too knowledgeable about this system, but...

I Think the only difference between Cali vs Federal emissions would
concern the CatCon behind the flex on the downpipe -- it has more ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-17-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By TomM96
Re: Running additional wires through the clock spring

> More resistance in a DC circuit will draw less current.

Agreed.
But more resistance means more dissipation In that wire.

He was using a 'carbon' heater ?? That might not involve
initial...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-17-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1995 Saturn SC2 - No Oil Left in Car, It's on the Driveway

> " The OP has not shown up in 11 days ..."

His last post was 01-04, 2 days before insurrection...
he lives in Virginia, possibly near D.C. ??
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-15-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1995 Saturn SC2 - No Oil Left in Car, It's on the Driveway

In New York area... the junk yards are slowing down 'cause the cars
are so good. And obsolete Saturns , many driven by cheapskates like me,
who needs That!

When i was in my 20s there was a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-15-2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By TomM96
Re: Running additional wires through the clock spring

Remember-

Resistance increases with length conductor

Current tends to increase in DC circuits, whereas more steady in AC...
but i suppose the heater-resistance element will be the current...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-15-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By TomM96
Re: Brake line bubble flare tool

C52

Yes.
The OTC Waiex posted, the Performance bubble Mattwithcats listed at Rock,
and the Neico you show, ALL feature dies with threaded ends that screw into
the ram in the U-frame.

This...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-15-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 757
Posted By TomM96
Re: pulley noise, maybe

Belts (most my experience with obsolete Vee belts) can generate a
tremendous variety of noise, either from misalignment, contamination,
or slippage (possible cause of squeak?).

Applying water...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-15-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fuel Filter Installation

So you have a temporary repair.

I would replace the fuel rail in timely fashion.

A 5-lb CO2 extinguisher would be nice.

If fire develops, please drive car away from others in a parking lot--...
Forum: S-Series General 01-15-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,864
Posted By TomM96
Re: Need a Front subframe

> The paper towel wadding:

I just used that to seal the channels when i was flooding the interior with
paint, after dewaxing/degreasing.
Forum: S-Series General 01-15-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By TomM96
Re: Flaky ignition switch (steering column): is there a cure?

the gen2 electrical ig sw (Lucas) can develop burned contacts ...
which can shift their position enough that ... i could sometimes get the radio to work when it should not have

Sooo not a bad...
Forum: S-Series General 01-15-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By TomM96
Re: Is oil in this spot normal?

I think that's just a well/bore for a head bolt to sit in ... at proper
distance down in the head....
Forum: S-Series General 01-14-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By TomM96
Re: Starter didn't retract, advice needed

A nice starter on a '95 Chevy pickup failed to engage the flywheel...

I spoke to a rebuilder to whom I'd previously presented the device to check out. He said: That only happens to starters on...
Forum: S-Series General 01-14-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1999 sl1 exhaust manifold

Good job, Mattwithcats !!
Forum: S-Series General 12-20-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By TomM96
Re: Saw this gem on reddit

aye 'piece of work' !


not-so-much on the engineering end
Forum: S-Series General 12-20-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,864
Posted By TomM96
Re: Need a Front subframe

I concur with Bryan C. :
That damage is in the forward transverse section just below radiator.
All it has to do there is maintain the distance between each side
-- it does not 'feel' weight of...
Forum: S-Series General 12-20-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By TomM96
Re: Has anyone used the "all new" wiper motor for our cars?

@:
ratwhisperer ; 38TransAM ; Zeebins ...

A used car dealer once clued me in to replacement intervals
on automobile headlamps -
You need renewals Far More often if the car is driven...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-28-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By TomM96
Re: Huge headache

About diesel, and other emissions......
(I agree the OP should drive car more to improve performance.)
.................

@ Fdryer post #23, re diesel emissions issues\

The...
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