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Forum: S-Series Tech 03-04-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 905
Posted By TomM96
Re: Death wobble at 40 mph and up

I'm currently running no-brand Indonesian tires, with good results.

At least twice previously I had new tires installed with balancing;
followed by issues at cruise speed.

I brought the...
Forum: S-Series General 02-09-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By TomM96
Re: Does this price make any sense?

It's nice looking.

You have to see the rear rocker panel tops, and a good long look
at the underside to assess the structural integrity.

The parts are beginning to be challenging to find.
Forum: S-Series General 02-09-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By TomM96
Heads Up on CatCon pricing, industry-wide

The prices of catalytic converters are under stress:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/climate/catalytic-converter-theft.html
Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-25-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By TomM96
Re: Questions regarding backup lights

Good thread ... i may have to follow suit.

..........................................

I was going to suggest that often when there are more than one issue,
it pays to check into the relevant...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-25-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By TomM96
Re: Leak at tb axle

> Simply replaced with a low mile used unit.

In previous relevant discussion, OldNuc made same suggestion.
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-25-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By TomM96
Re: LED Gauge Cluster, Radio, and HVAC Control Module Bulbs Replacement

@ chunfin


On my 2000(gen3) i initially thought the heater/A-C lights were burnt out --
as were some of the InPanel bulbs (and, as Is the radio freq readout/clock).

I discovered a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-25-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By TomM96
Re: LED Gauge Cluster, Radio, and HVAC Control Module Bulbs Replacement

> "I have no idea if the LED lights I mentioned in the thread are able to be dimmed with the stock dial switch. I don't believe so but I've never seen anyone on the forums mention if they are able...
Forum: S-Series General 01-25-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By TomM96
Re: 95 SW2 Door Sill / Rocker Repair

@ cgg17-

The fotos just prompt the Refrain: Damn, these cars are fine!
That's 25 years duration!

My early experience was with aircooled VW model year '65. The heater
fan (also the coolant...
Forum: S-Series General 01-25-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By TomM96
Re: 95 SW2 Door Sill / Rocker Repair

> Not having the bar that runs along the top of the seat backs must be nice.

Agreed. I suspect the 'bar' was implemented after some Sat drivers
made hasty 'stops' while transporting bulky/heavy...
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-25-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,805
Posted By TomM96
Re: Clear lens headlights

@ HIIS:

> When was that?

Probably 2016, maybe 2017.


The lenses which 'yellow' are expensive, higher quality. I think they
are specified because the material is softer, less likely to...
Forum: S-Series General 01-21-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
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: 9
Views: 404
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: 277
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: 174
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: 41
Views: 1,426
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: 1,203
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: 1,913
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: 7
Views: 419
Posted By TomM96
Re: Leak at tb axle

Good thinking, Bumpdraft !
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-17-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
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: 712
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: 963
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: 963
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: 712
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: 612
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: 41
Views: 1,426
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...
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