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Forum: S-Series General 05-25-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 231
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Coolant problem

Has anyone bothered with a compression test to rule out a blown head gasket or a cracked head?

The engine was over heated. The DOHC is prone to a head gasket crack behind the #4 cylinder water...
Forum: S-Series Mods 05-25-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: SOHC and DOHC exhaust manifold

The Honda header may not work, as your bolt pattern may be different and the gasket for exhaust manifolds is supposed to match the manifold, not the cylinder head.

Most exhaust systems are...
Forum: S-Series Mods 05-25-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: SOHC and DOHC exhaust manifold

http://www.google.com/search?q=do+obx+headers+constantly+crack&oq=&gs_l=mobile-heirloom-serp.1.0.41.0.0.0.6696.1.0.0.1.1.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..34.mobile-heirloom-serp..0.1.27.zSGBvgEdU3I

A simple...
Forum: S-Series Mods 05-24-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: SOHC and DOHC exhaust manifold

They will not. The SOHC intake/exhaust ports are different dimensions than the DOHC.

www.car-part.com for the DOHC manifold

1991-1992 Saturn S-Series DOHC used a 4-2-1/Y-Pipe(also known as a...
Forum: S-Series General 05-23-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 403
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Engine knocking sound

Well, I replaced my engine at 187,638 miles. Currently, I am at 192,5xx miles and have dusted off the "6" on my tachometer a few times. The torque is applied by tightening the bolt. The hardness and...
Forum: S-Series General 05-23-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Head and block compatability

www.car-part.com

Source a used engine, and make sure to install a new timing chain kit before swapping into the Ion.

You have to watch Ion Eco-Tecs because much like our Saturn S-Series, there...
Forum: S-Series General 05-23-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 01 sc1 overheated seized bottom end?

Throw out bearings are separate from the engine. Depending on mileage, I would recommend replacing the throw out bearing, as they can eventually seize and prematurely fry the clutch disc.

You...
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 403
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Engine knocking sound

Are you aware that my video, with that run test in my 1995 SC2, is with a balancer and crank bolt that was heated with an acetylene torch?

If you know how to properly use a torch, you will not...
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 403
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Engine knocking sound

Heating the head of the bolt with an acetylene torch and removing it with an air impact will save you the labor of having to remove the front bumper, which prevents the risk of snapping the welded...
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: another high mile

I have driven EVERY brand of GM cars, except for Geo, and I have yet to see that "feature" actually work when the car is ON, let alone OFF.......:D

On most GMs, when the needle gets to -tank,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-21-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 550
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Misfire cylinder 3 then 4 diagnosis help

I agree with this, now that he provided more information.
Forum: S-Series General 05-21-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: another high mile

Wow! And it is an SC2 w/5-speed.
Forum: S-Series General 05-21-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 403
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Engine knocking sound

I assure you, I meant swap. It took me 14+ hours with hand tools, a cherry picker, a floor jack, and an engine stand to swap my engines.

The balancer should be pulled to allow proper clearance of...
Forum: S-Series General 05-21-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: '02 Saturn SL1 upgrade advice wanted

WIX 51516XP is the part number for the filter you mentioned.

The 51516 is actually the filter used for GM 60 & "High Value" family V6s(3.1L/.3.4L in the 90-95 F-Body, 3100/3400 SFI V6, 3500/3900...
Forum: S-Series General 05-21-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: '02 Saturn SL1 upgrade advice wanted

It shouldn't hurt, because you are burning oil. The key is that is is synthetic oil, once they start burning it.
Forum: S-Series General 05-20-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: '02 Saturn SL1 upgrade advice wanted

You will want to rebuild the engine, as soon as possible. When the engine burns oil, it leaves buildup on the valves. Valves are a wear 'n' tear item inside the engine, and the buildup will...
Forum: S-Series General 05-20-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 403
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Engine knocking sound

Engine is due for a rebuild. Likely a connecting rod bearing, and likely the #3 cylinder.

www.car-part.com

If you can do the work on your own, these engines can be pulled out the top on cars...
Forum: S-Series General 05-20-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 99 Saturn SL1 Oil in coolant

www.car-part.com

You can use this to source a used cylinder head, as you likely have a crack in one of the camshaft journals.

The 1991-1998 SOHCs had a casting defect, that caused this same...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-20-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 550
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Misfire cylinder 3 then 4 diagnosis help

In my experiences with burnt valves(as I have burnt valves in two engines, in my life), they will cause a very rough idle to the point of stalling, backfiring, severe power & fuel economy loss, but...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-20-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 550
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Misfire cylinder 3 then 4 diagnosis help

180psi is the service minimum for a dry compression test. Looking at the #1/2 cylinders, you have compression loss which would appear to be the rings based on your wet test. Could also be a blown...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-20-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Idle problems!

"V-TEC": Because sometimes you need a catchy name to cover up that your engine doesn't make any power until after 5,000rpms.....



Your replacement TPS is trash. This is a common failure, with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Saturn Night
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 2002 Saturn SL Spring special Fuel issues?

I'm going to second the diagnosis by chaos, about the crankshaft position sensor.

You have replaced the fuel filter, which will include a new pressure regulator.

Other areas that could be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Dimming Lights w/ Aftermarket Speakers..stock deck

You need to upgrade the receiver, or the gauge of wiring to your speakers. The radio is dimming because the speakers are drawing too much voltage from the radio, and the wiring can not allow the...
Forum: S-Series General 05-18-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: '02 Saturn SL1 upgrade advice wanted

As far as "upgrades", I would say maybe switch to a Spectre air cleaner assembly to add 1-3 extra mpg, a set of fresh plugs and wires, and flush the coolant out of it. Make sure to replace with...
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