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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-01-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,795
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Surging and very high compression

Good to hear.
mine is in that range mid to high teens (negative). I found it odd. I started noticing it a while ago when I drop the throttle and push in the clutch to coast at first. I then saw it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-01-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,795
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Surging and very high compression

I have been watching this thread with great interest to the connection between LTFT, STFT, with normal engine performance. Thanks to all for sharing the in depth information.

I have been running...
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 63,349
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Whats your MPG?

we've had a few cold weeks here avg between 45 and 65
mileage suffers due to long warm up (while driving)
mileage at last fill up was down to 42.6
I have been running 89 octane non-ethanol gas...
Forum: S-Series General 10-04-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6,730
Views: 2,336,127
Posted By laser3kw
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Removed the throttle body, cleaned and replaced the TPS with a genuine GM 21024706. While I had the space, I removed the ground wires (front and back) on the engine and sanded to remove corrosion....
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-29-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Do stants run a little warm?

I use this controller:
Fan controller link (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hda-3654)
I think there are others here with similar. It's been in place for several years and works very well. This...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-28-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Do stants run a little warm?

I read that before and didn't quiet get it. Do you mean the deaeration line? I don't think that is a coolant feed line, rather its purpose is to allow purging of trapped air back to the reservoir....
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-25-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By laser3kw
Re: could some one provied oem from factory spark splug model number ?

All the selectors say that won't fit Saturn's either. :D :eek: (PS- I use the PL20195 oil filter plus 5 full quarts of oil!)

When given a choice on plug gaps like you supplied, I look at it this...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-25-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Do stants run a little warm?

I hear ya brother! Yes! they do run hotter. And, they are inconsistent out of the box. Yours running 200 ~205 shouldn't be to bad.
I too have used a ScanGauge and monitor several different...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-11-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Looking for exhaust system threads

Is that for just the DOHC ?
The reason I ask is my 2000 SC1 (SOHC) does not have the the pre-cat or the air pump. I think the build date was built in late 1999 (I think :|)
Forum: S-Series General 09-07-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,579
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Get Together

Why? :us:
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-07-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Looking for exhaust system threads

here is an option
Magnaflow cat link (https://www.magnaflow.com/products/49530-catalytic-converter-magnaflow-saturn-oem-grade-federal-epa-compliant-direct-fit-catalytic-converter?aces=13748815)...
Forum: S-Series General 08-15-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By laser3kw
Re: I have a coolant boiling issue

couple of things to try - check the air bleed line from the head to the reservoir and see if it is plugged. It is the small line / hose that enters the reservoir near the back. Some say you can see...
Forum: S-Series Mods 08-08-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Cooling fan delete, electronics?

no AC ;)
I also have a fan controller that is set to 210. I also have a LED light on my dash that comes on when the fans come on. My temperature currently runs around 192 ~195 with a AC Delco /...
Forum: S-Series Mods 08-08-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Cooling fan delete, electronics?

Or, you can find usable units at the pick and pulls for $10 or so. So for $30 and little time, you my resolve your problem
Forum: S-Series Mods 08-08-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Cooling fan delete, electronics?

If it doesn't work, why remove it?
Secondly, (you know what's coming next), fix the underlying problem. ;)
You state you "don't have the money to fix it", but do you have enough money to buy...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-01-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By laser3kw
Re: A bevy of check engine lite codes, and some work already done. Diagnosing the iss

do not rule out an electrical problem. With the first round of codes posted, the, you may have a ground issue. Obviously, check the battery connections (you sound like you are being very thorough...
Forum: S-Series General 07-23-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By laser3kw
Forum: S-Series General 07-23-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,376
Posted By laser3kw
Re: S-Series Mileage Milestones 100k 150k 200k 250k and beyond

adding my name to the list - 200k - 07-22-2020 :cake: :usa:
2000 SC1 - I have owned the car since 2008, been driving it steady to work and back since 2011 - 45 miles round trip.
I use very little...
Forum: S-Series General 07-22-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By laser3kw
The 200k milestone!

just hit the magic 200,000 mile mark at 5:55am this morning!
Whoo-Hoo! :usa: :cake: :us:

a few weeks ago, I surpassed the 45mpg mark and now this. I am hoping to nudge the 50mpg mark by the end...
Forum: S-Series General 07-19-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,565
Posted By laser3kw
Re: RIP Oldnuc

Aw man..... :no: :hmm:
Can't put into words the loss of a great teacher he was. I can't imagine how many people / lives he touched or how many S's he saved through his intervention. I would read...
Forum: S-Series General 06-29-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By laser3kw
Woo-Hoo! finally broke 45!

45MPG!:D
I got my 2000 SC1 w manual trans about 12 years ago? It's been my daily driver, to work and back, 44 miles round trip, half highway and half through town, 31 stop lights ( I average full...
Forum: S-Series General 06-06-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,583
Posted By laser3kw
Re: New tires

+1 on the General AltiMax RT43's
Good traction all weather,
I have mine set at 40 psi.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-02-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By laser3kw
Re: Leaky injectors, good replacement source?

Injector service link (https://witchhunter.com/)
witch hunter has always been a good source for rebuilds.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By laser3kw
Re: 01 saturn help

I just re-read your opening post. So, this car is new to you.
As alordofchaos said, you might want to do a good going over and change all the fluids, clean it up and the run it to see if the oily...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-26-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By laser3kw
Re: 01 saturn help

I recall that some of the SOHC would crack in the camshaft bearing area and the oil under pressure would force into the cooling jacket of the head. Might be what you are faced with. But I think that...
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