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Forum: How-To Library 05-03-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 55,043
Posted By mrbios
Re: How To Remove Outter Door Panels & Lube locks etc - Step by Step 1997 SW2 w/ pict

Glad to help. Our cars are old now and anything that can squash annoying issues keeps me driving my SW2 and saving the money for other things.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By mrbios
Re: Bad clutch hydraulics?

Never force the shifter because it can damage the shifter cable and you will need to replace it.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,534
Posted By mrbios
Re: 1999 saturn sc2 Blinking low coolant light

I've bought my 1997 brand new and did my own work. When I get the blinking light 1 or 2x a year I add coolant problem solved. God only knows what shadows of the night 'mechanics' have done to that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By mrbios
Re: Condition of Valve System?

157K 3K oil changes with generic oil. Original owner.
Forum: How-To Library 11-15-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,281
Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

I still have the car and now the miles are 166K and on occasion the right tower will make the rubber noise but the left tower never has. I torqued all the nuts with the same torque wrench to 21 fl...
Forum: How-To Library 08-17-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 55,043
Posted By mrbios
Re: How To Remove Outter Door Panels & Lube locks etc - Step by Step 1997 SW2 w/ pict

I have a solution that is easy and could help. Buy a roll of round rubber cord? about the thickness of and 8mm chrome socket and attach it with 3m type spray adhesive or your glue of choice to the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-10-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,015
Posted By mrbios
Re: Replacing brake master w/ABS, need advice please...

Should the engine be running or not?
Forum: Astra General 07-07-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,944
Posted By mrbios
Re: Removing the factory radio antenna

Thanks, this is the exact info I was looking for. Bought my SW2 22 years ago and never had a problem until someone unscrewed and stole my antenna mast. I just wanted to know the thread size before...
Forum: How-To Library 05-24-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 55,043
Posted By mrbios
Forum: S-Series General 01-16-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By mrbios
Re: Oil Leak Near alternator passenger side SL2 DOHC

#1 When replacing the head gasket should RTV be used around the oil passage?

#2 Should the hole in the head gasket be enlarged to reduce pressure on the head gasket and promote better oil flow to...
Forum: S-Series General 01-16-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By mrbios
Re: Oil Leak

I have this same exact problem on my 1997 SW2 and I already replaced the head gasket 2.5 years ago.
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-13-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By mrbios
Re: My saturn sl2 won't pass smog check!

billr -- You got the Right Stuff!

Ok here's the deal. Either clear the light and time how long it will stay off or disconnect the bulb. Ironically, the CA Smog test has changed again and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-13-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,295
Posted By mrbios
Re: Another Cali emissions downpipe/cat thread

Just went through this past summer with my 1997 SW2 with 160K. Lots of incorrect or partially correct info here.

#1 Clogged cat = motor is trash. My Federal Emissions cat - originall (factory...
Forum: How-To Library 01-10-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 70,846
Posted By mrbios
How To: Remove Shifter Cables (Video)

I got it done and it was a real PITA. I never broke the cable but other drivers did:

1st time in 2010 - x-wife was learning to drive manual transmission after we switched cars. I need automatic...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-30-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,338
Posted By mrbios
Re: drilling pistons?

Great pictures! Just wondering... Does anyone have an good before and after oil consumption data after drilling the pistons over say 10K miles or so?
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-27-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,237
Posted By mrbios
Re: oil pan replacement

I just did it and it is a Horrible job! But in your case there is a very simple and cheap solution. Sand the rust - you could also apply acid to remove the rust. Next, mix a batch of epoxy and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-27-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,969
Posted By mrbios
Re: How do I remove my Oil Pan. SC1, 2002?

Just curious, did you ever try the hoist method? I just finished mine on my manual shift 1997 SW2 with no cutting but I think the hoist / cherry picker method is probably the best way to go.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-27-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By mrbios
Re: Timing cover oil leak & Missing Bolt...

Not sure why the previously posted link didn't come out right but here it is again:

https://youtu.be/sAuUa3CkpiY
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-26-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By mrbios
Re: Timing cover oil leak & Missing Bolt...

I just uploaded the video on the Timing Chain Cover & Oil Pan Reseal with RTV Silicone. I also replaced the Valve cover gasket.

tu.be/sAuUa3CkpiY"]https://youtu.be/sAuUa3CkpiY...
Forum: S-Series General 12-24-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,240
Posted By mrbios
Re: valve cover gasket vs50454r fel-pro

Thanks sooooo much! I had this problem last time I changed it and I actually cut it and removed ~ 1/4"! It still performed ok but this time I did it right. I watched a youtube video and the guy...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-21-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By mrbios
Re: Timing cover oil leak & Missing Bolt...

Update: 12-21-2016

I found the upper hidden 10mm center bolt was loose and leaking oil. I suspected there might be another leak so I decided to remove the timing cover and oil pan to reseal it. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tech 12-21-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 83,212
Posted By mrbios
Re: Who changes their timing chain?

22 ft lbs for the (14) 10mm bolts and 89 inch lbs for the (1) 8mm center bolt.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-21-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,866
Posted By mrbios
Re: Timing chain cover seal (RTV?) crank seal?

This is probably one of the most difficult engines to work on and re-seal that is why almost no one attempts it; there are very few YouTube videos.

Just a little fresh air on an old post......
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-18-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By mrbios
Re: Timing cover oil leak & Missing Bolt...

Thanks everyone. Sorry about the confusion of the pic of the standalone motor - I was just looking for an overview of the general area.

I determined that the hole does not go into the motor as...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-17-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By mrbios
Timing cover oil leak & Missing Bolt...

2.5 years ago I replaced the head gasket on my 1997 SW2 with ~ 155K on it. After around a year I started to notice oil leaking from the timing cover gasket somewhere. I noticed a bolt hole and...
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