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Forum: Ion General 07-02-2014, 09:43 AM
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Forum: Ion General 06-10-2014, 12:36 AM
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Forum: Ion Mods 06-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion- TWM Short Shifter Install

There a section on the plastic shifter assembly which interferes when the new shifter is installed. Here's a link for the instructions for 03-up Ions. See step #20.
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Forum: Ion Mods 06-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion- TWM Short Shifter Install

Just wanted to add that TWM performance has great customer service. I emailed them with a question and they responded pretty fast and were very helpful
Forum: Ion Mods 06-04-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion- TWM Short Shifter Install

Installed the shifter today. Went in with no issues. Pretty straight forward and turned out nice.

Taking apart the factory stuff..
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Forum: Ion Mods 05-29-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion- TWM Short Shifter Install

TWM includes a pretty good instruction guide for the install. You can find it on their website. I'll just take a few pics along the way.
Forum: Ion Mods 05-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Swat ss
2007 Ion- TWM Short Shifter Install

Went ahead and picked up a short shifter from TWM Performance. Received it today. Looks a nice piece. Will take some pictures along the way of the install.
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Forum: Ion General 05-28-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Ion 2006 Smog filter

Try using photobucket and attach the pictures that way.
Forum: Ion Tech 05-22-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,189
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion - Cylinder Head Replacement (pictures)

Finally had some free time to finish her up. Bolted everything else back up, secured everything down, new fluids etc.

Started right up. Let it warm up and drove it around for today. So far so...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,189
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion - Cylinder Head Replacement (pictures)

Was it necessary to clean them, probably not, I just figured they would be easier to put in and out once all that build up is taken off.
Forum: Ion Tech 05-13-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,189
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion - Cylinder Head Replacement (pictures)

Dirty bolts were cleaned up..
Before

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/goelz313/30B54CE9-7EE3-42CB-A87A-65F39F0D9A41.jpg...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-12-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,189
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion - Cylinder Head Replacement (pictures)

This is a slow process for me. Couple hours here and there.

Here's where I'm at.. I'll post pictures later.

Cylinder head was bolted down using new head bolts and gaskets of course. Timing...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-07-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,189
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion - Cylinder Head Replacement (pictures)

Thanks. The new head I got through a friend at GM. It was more than $400, but less than $700 :)
Forum: Ion Tech 05-05-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,189
Posted By Swat ss
Re: 2007 Ion - Cylinder Head Replacement (pictures)

Oh, this was done right before the tear down started. Looks better all black.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/goelz313/Mobile%20Uploads/A892A101-DF54-4750-8134-12C5E9D9862C.jpg...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-05-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,189
Posted By Swat ss
2007 Ion - Cylinder Head Replacement (pictures)

Thought I would post some pictures of my head replacement. Long story short..picked this Saturn up knowing it needed some work. Started with the easy things, new plugs, coil packs, fuel injectors....
Forum: Ion Tech 05-04-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,254
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Rough Idle and Hesitation - Please Help

I went through this whole issue with my 07 ion. Start with the easy things first, plugs, coil packs. Then check the fuel injectors, and connectors.

I did all this and still had a misfire (mine was...
Forum: Ion General 04-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Need a cylinder head

Ordered a head through GM. Should be here in a couple days. Tear down already started.
Forum: Ion General 04-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Need a cylinder head

Of course that head is sold out from that website.

I'm going new through GM. I'm getting 2 different part numbers.

Trying to figure out which is correct. PN for the head is 19256978.

Other...
Forum: Ion General 04-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Need a cylinder head

Perfect. Thank you.
Forum: Ion General 04-23-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Need a cylinder head

Thank you. I thought that red circled part in the picture was the EGR.
Forum: Ion General 04-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Need a cylinder head

You have the same car as me. What's the at the back of the motor, attached to the head, has a connector and black tube going to it? I thought that was the EGR.
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Forum: Ion General 04-23-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Need a cylinder head

Looking at this cylinder head. Seems like the best route to go.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/spartan-atk-engines-reman-cyl-head-2cec/10639968-P

It says "no hex drive on intake cam end."
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Forum: Ion General 04-23-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Swat ss
Re: Need a cylinder head

Ok after getting some prices on cylinder heads through GM, I suppose I'll be better off buying a reman head with everything included.

One place I found asks about the EGR valve and I'm finding...
Forum: Ion General 04-23-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Swat ss
Need a cylinder head

2007 Saturn Ion-2. It's a 2.2L 5speed. The head I pulled off is no good and I'm looking to buy a new one. After reading on here it seems some have had some issues with the aftermarket heads. Any...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-19-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By Swat ss
Cylinder head rebuild

I've checked the compression on my 2007 Saturn Ion-2(2.2L) and cylinder 3 was low. Added a bit of oil and remained the same, somewhere around 30psi.

Began the tear down today, and noticed one of...
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