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Forum: L-Series General 01-03-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Ionizen
Re: LW200 Timing Chain Tensioner and Upgrade???

Thank you again for your time. From prior posts here I had the feeling the tensioner upgrade was not compatible. Good to have confirmation that itís not.

Iíve been to the GM site once for recall...
Forum: L-Series General 12-29-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Ionizen
Re: Motor/Trans Mounts???

Thank you much. From your description I was looking at the rear trans mount. Looked a bit dry and cracked. About what you would expect for 15 years. Ill pick up a set of trans mount for when they...
Forum: L-Series General 12-28-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Ionizen
Motor/Trans Mounts???

Iím breathing new life into my new to me 2002 LW200 with 55,000 miles. Iíve replaced the steering/suspension with moog problem solver, new brakes/rotors all around, new Michelin defenders with a lot...
Forum: L-Series General 12-19-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Ionizen
Re: LW200: Install a transmission pan drain plug???

Thanks for all the help guys. Got all the supplies in yesterday. Doorman pan and ATP kit look top notch. Very nice gasket. Iím going to try install without sanding the pan as Iím planning on two...
Forum: L-Series General 12-18-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Ionizen
AC Delco 41-105 plug set for $12!!!

AC Delco is running a rebate special. $3 rebate per plug. There is a seller on eBay advertising this special. Sale price is $24, $12 after mail in rebate. Thatís a darn good price for a 100,000 mile...
Forum: L-Series General 12-17-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Ionizen
LW200 Timing Chain Tensioner and Upgrade???

Going to be replacing the valve cover gasket on my 02 LW200. Slight leak from all its down time as it only has 55,000 miles. Also wanting to give the timing chain and guide an inspection as it looks...
Forum: L-Series General 12-14-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Ionizen
Re: LW200: Install a transmission pan drain plug???

Thanks Floridaís, my plan was to use my mechanics alignment rack for the job. That should make it easy and safe. No way would I ever attempt that under a jack. GM could have made that procedure much...
Forum: L-Series General 12-14-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Ionizen
Re: LW200: Install a transmission pan drain plug???

Thanks Pierrot, Thatís just the type of insight I was looking for. Iím going to follow your advice to a tee. Originally I thought this job too difficult and was going to have my favorite shop do it....
Forum: L-Series General 12-13-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Ionizen
Re: LW200: Install a transmission pan drain plug???

Thanks for the input. I saw the doorman pan with drainplug, that looks like the way to go. Question on the filter. Amazon and RockAuto have two listed. AC Delco TF316 for $18 and 24221762 for $28....
Forum: L-Series General 12-13-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Ionizen
LW200: Install a transmission pan drain plug???

Iím planing to have the transmission pan/filter drop and fill done on my new to me 02 LW200 with 55,000. This car did a lot of sitting and mostly city commutes. Iím doing a few short OCIís now with...
Forum: L-Series General 12-11-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Ionizen
Re: New to me 02 LW200. Iím confused!!!

Thanks for the feedback guys. Yeah, still embarrassed I didnít know what I was buying. To be honest Iíve never been in another Saturn other than my SL1 and never seen a Saturn wagon before. Just read...
Forum: L-Series General 12-09-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Ionizen
New to me 02 LW200. Iím confused!!!

Picked up a nice wagon with 55,000 miles for $1500. Iím embarrassed to say this but i thought I was buying a SW2 as it was listed and titled as a SW2. Engine bay looked much different than my SL1 but...
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Ionizen
Re: Salvaged SW2 with 55,000 miles, WWYD???

Iím In California so another big plus is no rust issues. Resale would not be an issue as I would drive it till it dies. For $1500 there isnít much down side I guess. KBB has it valued at $1500 with...
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Ionizen
Salvaged SW2 with 55,000 miles, WWYD???

I’ve been eyeing a 2002 Saturn SW2 with 55,000 miles that has been on Craigslist for a few months now. Been to see it twice. Starts and drives beautiful. Much more power than my SL1. Power options...
Forum: S-Series General 09-18-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Ionizen
Re: New ETCS, Temp is at 215

Temp was at 215 after a 15 min city commut with temp gauge at 1/2. This was the first I have monitored temp with this app but based off the temp gauge this is the high temp the car runs normally.
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Forum: S-Series General 09-18-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Ionizen
New ETCS, Temp is at 215

Several months ago I replaced my T-stat with the 195 Stant and replaced the ETCS on my 2001 SL1. Temp was running at 1/4 mark. After the change the temp registered just below or at the half mark...
Forum: S-Series General 09-14-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Ionizen
Looking to add a 2000 SW2 to the stable.

Found a 2000 SW2 with 55,000 miles on Craigslist. Looking at it tomorrow, from the pictures the exterior is excellent. The paint is much better than my 2001 SL2 with clear coat peeling around the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-19-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Ionizen
Re: P0440 -- what is the most likely cause?

Purge solenoid cured that on my 01 SL1 with 170,000. There is a rich pin video on it that he makes look easy, everything is easy for him. I got the solenoid form gmparts.net and had my mechanic put...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-18-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By Ionizen
Re: Oil flush concept

I have a 2001 SL1 170,000 miles I have been in this process with for a while now. IMHO I would stay away from quick flushes especially if your car is predominantly a short trip commuter that has ran...
Forum: S-Series General 06-28-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Ionizen
Re: (Proper Tool) SL1 Rear O2 sensor installation???

The tool that worked best for me was my trusty local independent shop. I could not get leverage with the space I had to work with. I was afraid to strip it out and turn a 10 min job into an hour job...
Forum: S-Series General 06-28-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Ionizen
Re: Disconnecting battery OK for computer?

I think the battery would be fine for a few days. If we're talking a few months then I would disconnect or leave on a trickle charge.

Disconnecting it for a few days or months will do no harm to...
Forum: S-Series General 06-25-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Ionizen
(Proper Tool) SL1 Rear O2 sensor installation???

2001 SL1: Just replaced the front O2 sensor. Took less than 5 min thanks to my California climate with no rust issues. I used a flex head O2 sensor wrench for the job. Took a look at the rear and...
Forum: S-Series General 03-21-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Ionizen
Re: opinions needed, potential timing chain system failure?

Light rattle only when in reverse. Mine did that (only with the A/C on). My Local independent suggested a new belt/pulley/tensioner. Fixed the problem right up. I would think if it were timing chain...
Forum: S-Series General 01-29-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Ionizen
Re: 2001 SL1 Brake Booster

Sorry can't help. I had a trusted local independent change out the master cylinder and brake booster for $100 each. It's easy access and doesn't look to hard but I couldn't find any vidieos on it and...
Forum: S-Series General 01-18-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Ionizen
Re: 2001 SL1 Brake Booster

Brake booster fixed the issue. All good now.
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