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Forum: S-Series General 03-04-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Control Arms Replacement - Tips & Tricks wanted

I used heat PB blaster and an air chisel to get the bolts free
leave the nut on and use a flat tipped 'bit' on the flange of the nut

I had new nuts & bolts handy but didn't end up needing them...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Wheel bearing

Woo thats a bit scary I jack up both sides and listen to both sides with someone else in the car
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-09-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Wheel bearing

I've had a number of wheel bearings on Saturns that have no discernible play even when the bearing sounds like its about to fall off

spinning while placing your hand on the spring, Ive had...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-31-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By me.theuser
Re: SL1 Oil Leak Question

Stop leak products are never a good idea I doubt this one is any different..
Forum: S-Series General 01-23-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Automatic to manual in a 95 DOHC

Being that the car revs to redline when you push the clutch with cruise on do the ****ing top switch
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-23-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By me.theuser
Re: MEvotech LCA NFG -- STAY AWAY!!

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=6114210

I've no clue which these are but this what I ordered
what I received looks just like em, except they had a metal clip around the boot that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-23-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By me.theuser
Re: MEvotech LCA NFG -- STAY AWAY!!

Unfortunately no they are not greaseable but I have a set of MOOG LCAs on my SL2 that are just starting to go out.

Originally I thought I had put them on two years ago so I went looking for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-23-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By me.theuser
Information MEvotech LCA NFG -- STAY AWAY!!

I bought Mevotech LCAs thinking greasable ball joints for my lower control arms might be a good thing

So far I've installed two drivers side and one passenger LCA

The first driver side LCA...
Forum: S-Series General 01-23-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,309,741
Posted By me.theuser
Forum: S-Series General 01-23-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By me.theuser
Re: MIG welder - recommendations?

LINCOLN Easy MIG 140

Its probably a bit more expensive than the one at TSC
picked it up used for $250

Using CO2 its pretty much good for sheet metal and maybe a bit thicker
if you keep in...
Forum: S-Series General 01-17-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By me.theuser
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-13-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Coolant Loss... Head Gasket?

Easier to replace the whole engine TBH but that also depends if you get at least a DOA warranty on the jy engine

Does the current engine have maintenance records??

If you know this car was well...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-12-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By me.theuser
Wrench Re: How far to press the front hubs in?

I've done wheel bearings 4x now (across 4 cars)
I always buy the bearing / hub kit from MOOG
I've yet to see one fail yet
heating the knuckle with propane torch seems to help a bit
doesn't need a...
Forum: S-Series General 01-12-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,309,741
Posted By me.theuser
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

I mean the metal plate under the balljoint where the zerk is mounted to.

The passenger side went in fine took grease and has a week on it.. still working fine but I've no faith in it now, back to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-12-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By me.theuser
Re: buying orginal 1996 SL2 passenger motor mount and dogbone.

the WESTAR 1st design mount I bought lasted nearly two years the rubber blew out it almost looked like it was liquid when it had ruptured

I have the DEA 1st design mount now we'll see how it lasts...
Forum: S-Series General 01-11-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,309,741
Posted By me.theuser
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Today:

Installed second mevotech lower control arm this one came with
grease fitting already installed albeit loose
took two pumps from the grease gun so I installed it
took it for a drive...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-10-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Parts availability

I balked at the price for the window regulator I just made the window un-openable instead
Forum: S-Series General 01-07-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,309,741
Posted By me.theuser
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

if you click More Info and look at the features list its states: Greasable Yes
Forum: S-Series General 01-07-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,309,741
Posted By me.theuser
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

The passenger side was really easy due to the builtin oil change lubrication
but on the drivers I had to use the air hammer to get that inner bolt out of the bushing

I made sure to put a little...
Forum: S-Series General 01-07-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,309,741
Posted By me.theuser
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

The napa premium is $70 ea and non grease-able it'd double the price of the job
although I am doing the drivers side twice now....
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-06-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 892
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Unknown engine noise when cold

it just sounds really sharp to me like something vibrating like the prop rod or a loose pulley but maybe someone else will have more insight
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-06-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 892
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Unknown engine noise when cold

You didn't show the area it'd be in in the video but looking closely I don't see the metal tube going to the header so yeah no air injection
Its hard to get a feel for the noise on your video but...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-06-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 892
Posted By me.theuser
Re: Unknown engine noise when cold

doesn't sound like lifters to me are you sure its the engine and not the air injection pump?
with it cold try disconnecting it its on the front passenger side (might set the CEL).

A screwdriver...
Forum: S-Series General 01-06-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,309,741
Posted By me.theuser
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Oh GREAT!! I guess I'll try adding some grease before I even bother putting it on.

The passenger side already had the zerk installed whereas the drivers side I had to install it myself
Forum: S-Series General 01-06-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,309,741
Posted By me.theuser
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Its been over the weekend not today but...

2002 SL1 SOHC auto 199,999
JDM ASTAR 9005 LED lights for the low beams (Amazon)

(Rockauto)---------------
LCA - Mevotech
Swaybar bushings - ACDELCO...
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