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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Couple of issues to deal with

Disregard this post. I sent a request to have it deleted, since my edit timer expired.
Forum: S-Series General 12-11-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 330
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Considering Purchasing this car... opinions?

With only 36k on the clock, there is good opportunity to keep this one from becoming an oil-burner, too.

And as far as ATF, do a fluid/filter change. The service interval is every 30-months/30,000...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Couple of issues to deal with

So, exactly how did you manage to move your intake manifold, without removing the steel bracket that is behind the alternator, and travels from the very bottom of the block, up to the underside of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-09-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Couple of issues to deal with

Make sure to use ramps or a decent set of jack stands for the intake gasket. There are metal brackets, on the backside of that intake manifold, that bolt to the backside of the block, and can only be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-09-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Fuel Gauge Question?

Well, being in southern Ohio, you should be ok. They had a few recalls for the Takata airbags and the subframes rotting out on '07s. At least it doesn't have the 2.3L engine, which is known for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-09-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Brakes go to floor but stop, no missing fluid

When this happened to me, I had to replace a "leaking" rear wheel cylinder. Fluid wasn't leaking out, but it was sucking in air and causing the reservoir fluid level to slowly rise.

I started...
Forum: S-Series General 12-09-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,418
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: How many miles left once Low Fuel light comes on?

Tank sizes look pretty similar, for all years. Only two different tanks were used. 1991-1997 uses the same tank, and 1998-2002. GM does show a fuel limit valve listed on 1998-2002 tanks.

1991-1997...
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,418
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: How many miles left once Low Fuel light comes on?

First Gens don't have a light, but I have driven up to 50 miles from the "E" line to a full two needle widths below the "E" mark. Today's refuel was 12.941 gallons @ 2.859/gallon for 90 octane...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-07-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Couple of issues to deal with

When you replace the struts, make sure to replace them as a pair. The wheels will need an alignment performed, after the repair, as the camber and toe will be off from O.E. specifications.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-07-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Fuel Gauge Question?

This +1 ^^^^^

When the resistor gets corroded or damaged, it will not read correctly or trigger the warning light.

The fuel pump should be pulled and replaced with a known-working JY unit,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-07-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Couple of issues to deal with

Ceramic pads do last longer and provide better braking under loading, due to quicker heat dissipation. The brake fade is less, so make sure you get ceramic brake pads in addition to OldNuc's above...
Forum: S-Series General 11-23-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 536
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Tire recommendations?

I would increase my stopping distance or reduce my speed, in wet conditions, to prevent needing to hit the brakes so hard that the tires lockup.
Forum: S-Series General 11-23-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Engine ticking very loud!!!

No. When you install a head with DRY lifters, you let the engine IDLE until the lifters are pumped up.
I went through this argument, back in March, when I swapped an engine for a burnt valve.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Hesitation after 1/4 temp guage AND constant speed

+1. Also pull a spark plug and check its condition. The -mark coolant gauge is a tell-tale sign of a faulty ECTS or faulty thermostat, and the plugs should be fouled and black-sooty in appearance. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Odd rpm related whistle noise

Check the area around the EGR, as well, as you may need a gasket and the valve is functionally fine.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: loud ticking noise

The lifters are bone dry, on flat-tappet camshafts. This is a "normal" part of startup with rebuilt/used cylinder heads.

The remedy is to allow the engine to IDLE(unless you want to send those...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 2001 saturn sl1 engine ticking.

I go through about 3 GALLONS of oil, between the 3,000-mile OCIs. Low-Oil Level will starve the lifters and destroy the valve stem seals.

Low-Oil levels, below reading on the dipstick, will cause...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 2001 SC1 Engine Ticking

Do NOT run ATF in the oil for a noisey lifter!!!! ATF will trash the engine. I have learned this lesson the "hard" way.

I recommend you pull the valve cover and check the rocker arm assembly. They...
Forum: S-Series Mods 11-23-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Challenged to a drag race

The Buick GNx engine came with almost 300bhp, stock, and is the RWD 3.8L V6. So, to bolt that into a FWD LeSabre will also be some fabrication, since the starter motor mountings are on opposite...
Forum: S-Series General 11-19-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 536
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Tire recommendations?

You could try the SC2 recommended tires, which are H rated for speed, temp, treadwear and can be all-season tires. 195-60R15 tires are fairly common. Last tire job i had on my SC2 ran about $500 with...
Forum: S-Series General 11-19-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Easiest Auto Trans Fluid to get?

You shouldn't have ANY slamming of the gears. How many miles are on this car? Are there any other shifting issues, such as a delayed reverse before the slam?
Forum: S-Series General 11-19-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Valve Cover Painting

Very nice job.
Forum: S-Series General 11-19-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 2001 SL2 (auto) - Engine revs up on gear shift + rough shift into forward/reverse

Clutches slipping or the TCC is disengaging before the shifts. However, delayed clutch engagement is symptom of low line pressure. After confirming the wiring is not damaged, you will likely need to...
Forum: S-Series General 11-06-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 746
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Should I actually bother with buying a Saturn? Semidisabled novice needs advice..

Every car has its "issues".

That being said, it is a matter of what issues you are willing to deal with and pay for, against what your capability will allow you to do.

If you don't mind adding...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-06-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Using synthetic oil for winter months

I have never owned a car, that has burned/leaked so much oil, in my entire life. :D
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