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Forum: Community Center 11-16-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By pierrot
Without being disrespectful, I don't think that...

Without being disrespectful, I don't think that you read through that FAQ item carefully enough. The instructions provided a guide to locate where the "Forum Tools" would be found.

Example: if...
Forum: Community Center 11-16-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By pierrot
Re: not getting email notifications for new posts in threads subscribed to

Go to the page linked below and read Subscriptions under User Profile Features.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq#faq_vb3_board_usage
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-10-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 215
Posted By pierrot
Re: Oil change indicator

^Well said - couldn't agree more! I, too, had noticed the age of the articles linked, but was satisfied that they provided a reasonably accurate assessment of the OLM and how it works. The articles...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-10-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 215
Posted By pierrot
Re: Oil change indicator

Here's another article which supports some information from the Markquart Motors link in the above post:
...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-10-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 215
Posted By pierrot
Re: Oil change indicator

Remember that the Oil Life Monitor calculates the oil change interval based on various factors, but - interestingly - mileage is not among them. The article linked below gives useful information...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-09-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By pierrot
Re: Car will crank but not start

The suggestion of tapping on a fuel pump with a hammer to jar something loose so as to allow the fuel pump to engage is of no use on an L-Series car. The fuel pump is inside of the fuel tank.

In...
Forum: L-Series General 11-06-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By pierrot
Re: Your thoughts - is this too much preventive maintenance?

Additional information to above post: cooling system hose replacement at 100K miles also includes:

1) thermostat replacement;
2) a system flush and drain using distilled water to clear all old...
Forum: L-Series General 11-06-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By pierrot
Re: Your thoughts - is this too much preventive maintenance?

When I look at the mileage you have on the LW200 I think to myself, "it's finally broken in!" :D:D

Of course, no one knows when a significant part failure may occur so taking precautions to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 11-05-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By pierrot
Re: Keep blowing fuse to fuel pump

I appear to be ignorant of the shield you're describing - I have no idea what it is. What does "AL" stand for?
Forum: L-Series General 11-03-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By pierrot
Re: Oh no...a CV axle has to be replaced. Could I do it myself?

Me thinks this is an understatement! :arr:
Forum: L-Series General 11-03-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By pierrot
Oh no...a CV axle has to be replaced. Could I do it myself?

The short answer to my question above is no. I had gotten to the point of needing to separate the inner CV joint from the transaxle at the driver side, but ran into trouble while working with this in...
Forum: L-Series General 11-03-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By pierrot
Re: comparing the Lseries V6 to the 4 cyl

Trade offs, indeed! Your points here are well taken, Russet.

I had a conversation several years ago with a friend of mine who'd purchased a 2010 or 2012 Dodge Challenger with a V8. He explained...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-28-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By pierrot
Re: How Much Off Is Too Much? (Timing Belt)

Ah...my misunderstanding. :xeye: I thought that perhaps you knew of a donor car with a good engine that you could acquire.

If what you're suggesting is installing a 2.2L in place of the V6 then it...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-28-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By pierrot
Re: How Much Off Is Too Much? (Timing Belt)

I appear to have contradicted myself with the above quoted segments. Here's how a corrected version should've appeared in my previous post:

(If the timing could be restored/corrected then a more...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-27-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By pierrot
Re: How Much Off Is Too Much? (Timing Belt)

If the point made in your OP is correct then it's not surprising that these compression readings are low. In the 2000 Saturn L81 FSM (3.0L V6) it states that the "Standard" compression is 190 psi...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-25-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 128,778
Posted By pierrot
Re: Upgraded L-Series 2.2L Timing Chain Tensioner & Oiler (Pictures and Part Numbers)

My timing chain and balance shaft chain components were changed after over 312K miles. I used the following parts for my timing chain job:

Timing Chain Kit
CLOYES p/n 9-4201S (includes all...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-23-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By pierrot
Re: Switching BCM

Credit where credit is due. My humorous line is a quote of Rush Limbaugh. Oh yea...the first time I'd ever heard of blinker fluid was through SaturnFans! (That's a great one! :D)

I think that the...
Forum: L-Series General 10-22-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By pierrot
Re: comparing the Lseries V6 to the 4 cyl

There's no doubt that the L61 2.2L engine is less expensive to maintain and far easier to work on. There is much more open, unused space in the engine compartment. Replacement parts availability for...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-22-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By pierrot
Re: Switching BCM-sticker shock?

The current retail price I see for a BCM on a 2002 L-Series with a 2.2L engine (sedan or wagon use the same part no.) is $478.25. I would guess that labor time would be at around 1.5 hours and the...
Forum: L-Series General 10-21-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By pierrot
Re: Lw300 NIGHTMARE PLEASE HELP (OVERHEATING)

Hopefully you're aware of the differences between the "engine" warning light and the "wrench" warning light. The check engine light relates to ignition and emission system problems principally with...
Forum: L-Series General 10-21-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By pierrot
Re: Lw300 NIGHTMARE PLEASE HELP (OVERHEATING)

The following information is from the 2000 L-Series L81 engine FSM (V6, 3.0L):

"There are two cooling fans - a pusher and a puller. The fans run together at three different voltage levels to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-20-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By pierrot
Re: Switching BCM

Threads concerning the BCM abound in the L-Series Forums. Use the Google Search or the SaturnFans Advanced Forum Search and you'll find plenty of information regarding your concern. I'll give you...
Forum: L-Series General 10-20-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By pierrot
Re: Exterior body moulding?

Ask away, Gr8Scott, as it's more useful to do that than guess.




Frankly, I'm not sure which flat spots at the doors and bumper covers you're referring to. In any event, there are two things...
Forum: L-Series Tech 10-20-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,442
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2002 Saturn L100 running rough and trouble starting

Welcome to SaturnFans, Rcola1111. It's a good thing to introduce yourself to the forum through the Community Center by placing a post in the Information and Greetings sub-forum.
Forum: L-Series General 10-20-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By pierrot
Re: Stabilizer Bar Bushing Insulators

Front stabilizer bar bushing kits are easily found online through OEM parts websites and are not expensive. Our L-Series cars use the same sway bar regardless of engine size and model year. By way of...
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