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Forum: S-Series Mods 08-13-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: OBX Catback replacement clamp

Thanks for the input and thanks Old Nuc for the hardware link and recommended sizes. Interesting read on their page on fastner materials. I didn't know the long clamps were likely to bend the pipe as...
Forum: S-Series Mods 08-12-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Jim97sl2
OBX Catback replacement clamp

Greetings, So i received an OBX catback for my 97 SL2 this week and it appears to have been an open box or display model as the warranty, gaskets, and hardware wasn't shipped in a plastic bag as it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-19-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Hydrolock & internal damange, any good options?

I live in MD. So getting out there with the car is not likely however do I appreciate the offer to lend a helping hand.

The car sat for two days but I was finally able to start the car. Let it run...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Jim97sl2
Hydrolock & internal damange, any good options?

Was in a flash flood condition yesterday and suffered hydrolock at idle speed. After pushing the car to a safe place I pulled plugs and turned motor over. Water was expelled from the cylinders but it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Which belt tensioner is recommended?

Go OEM style. Amazon has them for about $86 or so. On my 1997 twin cam I used ACDelco 21007465 OE Service Drive Belt Tensioner Assembly. This model fits 1991 through 1997.

Amazon Link:...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,263
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: 13 year old AC - Compressor stopped working

TXSaturn02,

My AC has gone out of service this year as well. No heat this past winter until I changed my thermostat and no AC this summer! :dizzy:

I tested my system using the FSM and found...
Forum: S-Series General 04-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Speaker improvements?

OK, that clears thing up as does rereading your original post.

I still recommend the weatherstripping and self tapping sheet metal screws (D'oh, spelled wrong in my last post) for the door...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-17-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Low Brake but not Low Fluid

Try bleeding the brakes again but this time do them all. RR then LF then LR then RF. Did you see any leaking cylinders when replacing the shoes? Did you replace the springs and hardware? How are the...
Forum: S-Series General 04-17-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Speaker improvements?

Just replace them, any inexpensive speaker will sound better than a blown one. The paper cones and surrounds on the factory speakers dry out and disintegrate over time.

I tried the baffles once...
Forum: S-Series Mods 04-17-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,501
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Exhaust replace/upgrade

Off topic:




6750 +/-50 rpm;)

He let off the gas! Yeah, don't want to hit the rev limiter/fuel cutoff with the owner standing there watching you! :eek:

The only reason to rev to near the...
Forum: S-Series Mods 04-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,501
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Exhaust replace/upgrade

Two inch mandrel bend or 2.25" if you plan to mod. There really is not much benefit in increasing the exhaust diameter (or replacing pipes in a good condition to a larger diameter) without mods. If...
Forum: S-Series General 03-22-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 2,309,302
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

March 22 2014 at 180,046 miles

1. Tire rotation.

2. Replaced upstream O2 sensor and ECTS sensor with new ones.

3. Swapped Hotshot short ram (winter setup) out for CAI (summer setup).
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: 2002 Saturn Sl1 Mechanic rip off?

Welcome to the forum.

Mechanics are in the repair business to make money and as we all need to make a living, I do not fault them for that. I however am not interested in paying their parts...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: sway bar bushings?

Sorry,
Translation: Moog makes front bushings for the ends that are the same as for the Ford (Escort?)...

Jim
Forum: S-Series General 03-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Load Resistor

Thanks for confirming the DRL flashing is also present on S-Series. I wasn't 100% sure if our cars did that. Now future searches or searchers will know this does happen.

Jim
Forum: S-Series General 03-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Amp Mounting and Vibration

Dynamat the panels around the speakers and or use foam weather stripping between the speakers and mounts. Amps can be mounted to the rear seat backs, the spare tire panel or under the front seats (if...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-20-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Front Exhaust Heat Shield Busted

Here in the Mid Atlantic, catalytic converters are removed from vehicles prior to putting them in the yard and prohibited for resale at the salvage yards.

If you don't drive off road, bottom out...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-20-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: sway bar bushings?

The Moog bushings are the for the ends and are the same as a Ford (Escort?).

The sub-frame bushings (under the brackets) can be found from Energy Suspension. They are part # 18.5101G (1.125") for...
Forum: S-Series General 03-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Engine temp and idle

TPS should be at zero percent unless the throttle plate is dirty and sticking (you eliminated that with a good cleaning) or a bit of wear on the TPS sensor or a dirty connector. The only other likely...
Forum: S-Series General 03-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Load Resistor

Exactly;)

Jim
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Alignment question

The reason for the tank of gas is to get the suspension geometry correct for the load. I didn't have a full tank when mine was done in January. Ideally you want the suspension settled and the...
Forum: S-Series General 03-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Load Resistor

The load resistor should only be needed for flashing lights. Your hazard and turn signals.

Without the load resistor the flasher module doesn't recognize the load correctly and will act as there...
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Blinglights fog light housing installation

I remember that original thread. They look really nice, almost OEM but much improved with the halos.:)

If I didn't run a CAI in the summer, I would definitely install those. Then again, this may...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By Jim97sl2
Re: Mechanic Cannot Solve Problem

Are your plug wells dry and free of any oil pooling?

Jim
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Jim97sl2
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