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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: broken rear windshield

Don't suppose anyone wants to go out to the junk yard and help me pull the old windshield? I'd gladly just cut the damn thing out and worry about the rest of it later. I don't have any tools up...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-10-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Ackpacket
broken rear windshield

Hey all. Returned to school after thanksgiving break to find my rear windshield broken. It's being held together by the tint and I was content to leave it at that and focus on school. It's started...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-07-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Valve cover. Oil everywhere. Everywhere? Yes, almost.

Thanks OldNuc, reliable as always.

I know I torqued the cover down properly and in the right order. The issue truly is the gasket. When I fit it in there, it was just a wee bit too long. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-07-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Ackpacket
Valve cover. Oil everywhere. Everywhere? Yes, almost.

2002 sl2 dohc

The horror. So the other day I replaced the gasket on my valve cover. I did not use rtv on the bottom portion because the previous one didn't need it and I didn't feel like...
Forum: How-To Library 08-04-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 17,178
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: MJO's guide to replacing valve cover gasket on Aluminum valve covers for S-series

Can this be done for the plastic cam covers on 2002 sl's?
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-04-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Ackpacket
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-03-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Ackpacket
valve cover gasket substitute

Can I use ONLY rtv to form a gasket for my valve cover? My thoughts were this: put in enough rtv to fill the groove in the valve cover and stand a bit proud. Put the valve cover on hand tight. ...
Forum: S-Series General 07-30-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Timing cover

I just received the used timing cover, going to put it on. Question, which RTV do I need for the timing cover? Also, since the oil pump in the new preowned cover is probably drained of all it's...
Forum: S-Series General 07-29-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Timing cover

I bought a used timing cover offline. $66, i'm not miserable about it. My friend broke the donor one at the yard trying to take it off and there were none others.

Can anyone tell me about the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-25-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Need brake help - Vibration: out of ideas :(

I'm betting the issue is with the caliper movement, warped rotors, or pads. Check and double check the calipers can slide along their pins, that those pins are greased, and that you didn't mix up...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-23-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Ackpacket
HELP! Breaking timing cover(s)

2002 dohc sl2 here. Took my timing cover off yesterday to replace it since the motor mount studs ruined all three holes. Once I had the 13 bolts on the side out, the two center bolts, the idler...
Forum: S-Series General 07-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ackpacket
Timing cover

Hello all

Been a while. Car info in the sig I believe but just incase it's not: i'm driving (or WAS driving) A 2002 SL2 with 136k.

The motor mounts went a little crazy. The top one failed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-21-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,630
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Seized brake caliper bolt.

Sorry, just skimming, can someone clarify which bolt is stuck?

The bolts that slide, mounting the caliper to the (People prefer different terms) caliper mounting bracket/caliper bridge/pad...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-21-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,080
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: 1994 SC2 overheating (I know but...) with glowing red exhaust manifold

Well you at least know the cooling system is working because the fan is doing it's job, and when it does come on the temperature drops to standard operating temperature.

The exhause manifold is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-05-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: transmission FLUSH

Yes that would be the conventional way remove fluid and refill and i've done that before. But the total fluid in the transmission and the torque converter is oh, maybe two quarts or so more than...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-04-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By Ackpacket
transmission FLUSH

I was thinking about chaning my transmission fluid and thought about how it only takes out some of the fluid, nowhere near the job a flush does.

I was thinking, maybe I can flush the fluid out by...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-20-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By Ackpacket
Ignition module

I'm building a programmable CDI and I was wondering if you all had any tips?

Ideally I should calculate the spark advance so that everything is finished burning by the time the piston hits top...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Valvebody Questions

Yeah I poked around a little before posting this thread and SpecialForces was on my list of options.

I'd so love to rebuild the body myself though, just for the experience. Where would I get...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Ackpacket
Valvebody Questions

I have a couple of questions about my valve body.

1. How hard is it to rebuild a valvebody?

2. Where can I purchase a rebuild kit?

3. Where can I purchase an already rebuilt valvebody?
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Bad cat/converter?

Three ways that I know of to check it.

1. emissions test

2. Drill a hole in the exhaust before the converter and use pressure guage with fitting for hole. Start car and record reading and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-06-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Removing the head

See if you can get your money back, I can give you the exact same data for free.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-06-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: Is my Thermostat broken ?

Agreed. The thermostat needs to be checked in water, which boils at 212 if I remember right. The boiling doesn't let it rise much above 212 so... ?
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-04-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,786
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: 94 Saturn SL - Still not starting. Video -

Check your fuel pressure and if you have a voltmeter with a fuel injector clip then you should make sure they are working as well. Listen for the ticks of the injectors at the fuel rail.
Forum: S-Series General 11-04-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Ackpacket
Re: I did it! 95SW2 in frame overhaul!

Perhaps he means that he's never seen *new* s-series pistons that come without the holes. I mean maybe he's implying all the s-series pistons now sold have the holes.
Forum: S-Series General 11-02-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Ackpacket
Cooling down

Can I get some information on the cooling system in the front of a car? I'm not trying to repair anything but it'd be nice to be able to decipher that jumple of things behind a grill.

Here's...
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