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Forum: S-Series General 07-05-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 111,478
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

Not a rebate, but a clearance.

2.5 gallons (10 quarts) of 5w40 Rotella T6 for $15 (per OP at link, is marked down at $30 but rings up at $15, could be a pricing error at Walmart)
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Forum: S-Series Tech 07-05-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: AC without the engine

according to this:

https://carfromjapan.com/article/car-maintenance/how-much-gas-does-idling-use/

you'd probably use 1.3~2.4 gallons of gas idling overnight (8 hours). Since the car is...
Forum: S-Series General 07-05-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Money pit - SW2 Build Thread

OP's subframe. Looks nice!
https://us.reddit.com/r/Saturn_Cars/comments/hjcv78/freshly_repaired_and_painted_subframe/
Forum: S-Series General 07-04-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: How many s series owners became ion owners

Reminds me of when I went to replace my Horizon (40 mpg hwy). The replacement they had on lot, the Sundance with a 2.5L / manual trans, was rated for 28 mpg hwy. Not even close.



You know,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-01-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,530
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: high idle and negative fuel trim

One month before a serious ****up rendering the car inoperable - might be a new record :drool:

I know there are some anti theft things in there, not sure what they all are though. Never looked at...
Forum: S-Series General 07-01-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: I got stung today...........

Thanks, but WI is a bit far for me to drive. If I'm going that far for an old Saturn, I'd go south first :D

Also need to get rid of a couple of cars before adding one more. Driveway is about...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-30-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Not the error you want

lol, reassemble vehicle?

no worries - I'll just follow the very detailed "reassemble vehicle" instructions in my Hayne's manual :D
Forum: S-Series General 06-30-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: I got stung today...........

Nice project.

I never find any good ones, pretty sure onlinebiker buys them all before I get a chance to look :D
Forum: S-Series General 06-30-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 2001 SL2 repeatedly blows fuse but only at >60 mph.....

I dealt with my "previous owner DIY wiring mess" at the front of my car (no high beams or DRLs) by grabbing some stock wiring at the junkyard.

I figured it was worth the money not to have to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-28-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Electrical problem, no spark, CPS seems good, what have I gotten myself into...

Do you have a known good one you can swap?


Some auto parts stores will test for you - there is no other good DIY home test
Forum: S-Series General 06-28-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: A little Saturn History

It's true, I've gone over 5k or 6k miles before it lit up on my '02 SC2.
Forum: S-Series General 06-28-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,799
Views: 1,066,648
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Bonehead Saturn Craigslist find of the day

Makes sense. :D
It has an automatic transmission that you change gears by using the stick thing in between the seats, so . . .

Could be . . . if you try and buy that $500 subaru with the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Newbie Question

Nearly forgot, early cars (91-92) use a slightly different front subframe/motor mount. You probably won't need a subframe if rust is not an issue where you are, but one of the S-series weaknesses...
Forum: S-Series General 06-26-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Newbie Question

Pop up headlight motors. NLA new.
I think I read somewhere that one of the corvette (w pop up light) motors could be used? You'd have to search here as I might be misremembering

I wouldn't trust...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 19,931
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 1996SL11.9L's 2002 SL1

Nice. You've had quite a bit of woes with compressors, iirc.

Went to use mine the other day, was a nope. Put the gauges on, pressures are normal - clutch is not engaging even with low pressure...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: WiFi OBD software

Reported. Spambot, looks like. New user (joined today), two posts so far, and neither contains any Saturn content

And Salesforce CRM is expensive and has nothing to do with saturn cars.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-19-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Sl1 vs Sl2 Trim Verication + New Car Gushing

You could be right - I don't recall anyone mentioning it but my memory is getting spottier each year :D

And probably for most of the folks doing extensive swaps, adding a bolt hole isn't a huge...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-19-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Sl1 vs Sl2 Trim Verication + New Car Gushing

I think some 1st gen SC2 owners put on the front of an SC1 or SL2, to get rid of the pop up headlights? Not sure.

A few 2nd gen SC2 owners didn't like the "sunk" look of the headlights, and put...
Forum: S-Series General 06-19-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Pimpin' the SL

I've used a foaming tire product on other black plastics and it looked nice. Can't say I have ever used in ton a fender liner, though.

Heard good things about Back to Black but never tried it.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-18-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Sl1 vs Sl2 Trim Verication + New Car Gushing

Certain years, you can swap the entire body so that a 2nd gen looks like a 3rd gen and vice versa

I'm having a hard time thinking of parts that won't swap between SL1 and SL2.

Visually, IIRC,...
Forum: S-Series General 06-13-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,054
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: New tires

^ ^ ^
Must be shop (and possibly tech) dependent.

The Discount Tire shop that I use will put whatever PSI I request, within reason. And I don't recall them using an automatic machine - they...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-09-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Lost odometer and needle lights

I suppose you could fix the LED, but since you have a 3rd gen, you have other options :D
...
Forum: S-Series General 06-09-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: How deep do I go to repair AC?

I'd been out in the sun cutting grass for the past few hours last night before hopping on the computer, so I didn't think about looking at our swap thread
...
Forum: S-Series General 06-08-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: How deep do I go to repair AC?

Ooh, sorry, I meant "identical design and layout" - not necessarily same parts. I should have phrased better to avoid confusion, wasn't careful because OP wasnt looking at getting parts.

I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-08-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: battery connections

top posts on the mower. Interesting bit about side posts being better for corrosion. All I generally see are complaints about side terminal batteries on car forums - probably folks who dont like...
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