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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Rescue mission with JY valve body?

A loose input shaft nut will generate a P0732 code, loss of reverse, and slamming gears in forward.

Swap the VB out. Changing the Pressure regulator valve requires dismantling the VB, which is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: new problem coolant 2001 SC2 Coupe

Pull the AC condenser and compressor off the engine. It makes things a lot easier to work on, under the hood. Unless you absolutely need the AC system, to me they are not worth the hassle.
Forum: S-Series General 11-02-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 609
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Mystery coolant leak

Was the puddle on the passenger side of the car? My guess is that your water pump is leaking.
Forum: S-Series General 11-02-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: new to the saturn game

Good luck finding a center console. They were problematic with the latches and the hinges breaking, and they are now hard to come by.
Forum: S-Series General 11-02-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Saturn SL3

Make sure it is a supercharged 3800 Series-II.....

Of course you'll measure the lifespan of your passenger side inner tie rod with a stopwatch. Exhaust manifolds aren't good for the plastic dust...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-02-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Intermittent Taat Shift Slam When Cold. Restart will fix issue.

Sounds like you may need to perform a transmission relearn or you have a sticking pressure regulator valve.

Who did you buy the VB from?
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-02-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: S series timing

No. You have to pull the timing cover to remove the cylinder head.

If you suspect a burnt valve or dead cylinder, then you should perform a compression test.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-25-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Engine swap

No. The 1999 engine uses a returnless fuel system and a different TPS sensor. So you have to swap fuel injectors and the rail.

Your 1997 manifolds will NOT work on the 1999 engine.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-25-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: My experience with Motor Oils and my Saturn

13,000 miles on break-in oil is way to many miles for break in. Engine break in should be completed at 500 miles for a brand new/rebuilt engine.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-25-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Detonation due to Carbon Buildup

Switch to higher octane fuel. Spark knock is bad for an engine and burnt valves is a risk you run with lean conditions.

You don't hear it as much with cold starts because the engine is in open...
Forum: S-Series General 10-25-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 1998 SL Water in Trunk

I drilled holes for drainage, as the seam sealer under my rear quarter panel was cracked and rotted out.
Forum: S-Series General 10-25-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: '99 SL2 scary bad knock

It is better to rebuild the engine than to swap a used engine into it because of oil consumption. Finding a replacement engine is sketchy because 1999 is a single year interchange.

DOHC engines...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: starting and stalling problems

Dealership scanners are more thorough than the scan tools you buy at a local FLAPS. They can see pending codes that your scan tool can not find or see.

Newer cars are being engineered so you have...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Smoke when taking off from stop light

I added SeaFoam to my fuel tank, in addition to soaking the pistons.

Piston soak is not going to help you, because you have leaking valve stem seals
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Low RPM turning power steering wheel

Are there are other noises or bad pulleys on your serpentine belt? A bad idler or tensioner(seizing bearings) might not make a noticeable difference, but when adding the loading of the power steering...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Smoke when taking off from stop light

Do a soak and you'll risk burning your exhaust valves in the #3 cylinder.

I went through all the rigmarole, with my first engine. The SeaFoam treatment did nothing to curb the oil consumption and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Smoke when taking off from stop light

Valve stem seals are shot. It is a common failure in higher mileage twin cams.

I am on my second high-mileage twin cam, and I have the exact same problem.

Just keep an eye on your oil level...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Would replacing my air filter improve my mpg?

Ain't no stock twin cams getting 41mpg, even my automatic has barely turned 37.0 on an all-highway trip to Toledo, OH. And the automatic has better gearing for economy than the 5-speed manual.
Forum: S-Series General 10-05-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: How can 2019 cars be as good as my SW2?

Re-read the bold portion, as that statement hits the proverbial nail on its proverbial head.
Forum: S-Series General 10-05-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Thermal Exhaust

If you don't want a coffee can full of bumblebees for your exhaust tune, then keep the stock muffler on your system.

Everything else is going to sound like a fart-canned Civic, because it is a 4...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Can it be timing belt if it has starting problem?

The Saturn 1.9L engines are driven by a timing chain and the engines are "interference" designed. If the timing chain snapped or stretched, you will have a no crank issue and need to rebuild your...
Forum: S-Series Mods 09-28-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Modify my 94 SL2 from broken fender to unbroken!

You live in Ohio, which means there are wrecking yards that have plenty of parts for these old Saturns. Finding a pearl white HCE fender may be a pipe dream, but finding a used...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-28-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Which rebuild kit to get SC2

Your center thrust bearing is likely to be scored and out of tolerance. You can find GM replacement crankshafts, but they are pricey. I paid $463 for just my crankshaft.

Find a better machine...
Forum: S-Series General 09-28-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: What's the " best" year S-series?

1995 SC2/SL2

The majority of super-high mileage Saturns are 1995 model years.

They have first-gen styling and 2nd Gen interiors.

Least amount of "problem items"(ex. Plastic valve covers).
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-19-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: wheel bearing dilemma to source used knuckles. The original bearings were SKF or NSK.

Timken is made in China, now. You get what you pay for.

Replacing the spindle is easier than pressing the...
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