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Forum: Ion Tech 06-05-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Plastic in oil pan; safe to drive?

ABSOLUTELY definitely remove the pan and clear the debris. There is not much room between the pan and pickup, maybe 3/16 of an inch. It will restrict the oil flow good pressure is irrelevant, it will...
Forum: Vue General 05-22-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By BobWolf
Head and block compatability

Down the rabbit hole I went. Last fall I started a project rebuilding my daughters 2007 Ion 2.2 engine.
I opted to do an inframe rebuild. Iíve done this several times on cars and trucks without an...
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By BobWolf
Head and block compatability

Down the rabbit hole I went. Last fall I started a project rebuilding my daughters 2007 Ion 2.2 engine.
I opted to do an inframe rebuild. Iíve done this several times on cars and trucks without an...
Forum: Relay General 05-22-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By BobWolf
Head and block compatablity

Down the rabbit hole I went. Last fall I started a project rebuilding my daughters 2007 Ion 2.2 engine.
I opted to do an inframe rebuild. Iíve done this several times on cars and trucks without an...
Forum: Outlook General 05-22-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By BobWolf
Head and block compatability

Down the rabbit hole I went. Last fall I started a project rebuilding my daughters 2007 Ion 2.2 engine.
I opted to do an inframe rebuild. Iíve done this several times on cars and trucks without an...
Forum: L-Series General 05-22-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By BobWolf
Question Head and block compatability

Down the rabbit hole I went. Last fall I started a project rebuilding my daughters 2007 Ion 2.2 engine.
I opted to do an inframe rebuild. Iíve done this several times on cars and trucks without an...
Forum: Ion General 05-22-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By BobWolf
Question Head and block compatibility

Down the rabbit hole I went. Last fall I started a project rebuilding my daughters 2007 Ion 2.2 engine.
I opted to do an inframe rebuild. Iíve done this several times on cars and trucks without an...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-06-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By BobWolf
Re: 2006 Saturn Ion 2.2L flashing check engine light

Been there done that.
When was the last time the oil was actually changed. too many people just keep topping off the oil instead of a proper oil change.
Have you done a proper compression check If...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-07-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Saturn SL running rich, fuel trims

Sounds like a head not sealing properly; gasket, head, possibly the block, or piston rings. Did the engine overheat with the old or new head? Did you get cheap and reuse the head bolts? They are one...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-30-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Fuel Injector Cleaning for maintenance

If you are running a decent quality pump gas and they are working properly I would leave them well enough alone you could cause problems instead of avoiding them.
Proper cleaning of injectors...
Forum: Vue Mods 11-30-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Tires

The 2006 automatic got Yokohama Geolander AT GO15 tires. They were recommended by I know somone who is a manager at Mr. Tire. I described what I wanted out of a tire, and he gave me a few options....
Forum: Vue Mods 11-30-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Tires

The 2006 automatic got Yokohama Geolander AT GO15 tires. They were recommended by I know somone who is a manager at Mr. Tire. I described what I wanted out of a tire, and he gave me a few options....
Forum: Vue Mods 11-30-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Tires

The 2006 automatic got Yokohama Geolander AT GO15 tires. They were recommended by I know somone who is a manager at Mr. Tire. I described what I wanted out of a tire, and he gave me a few options....
Forum: Vue Red Line 11-30-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By BobWolf
Re: new water pump/oil in coolant

1) Buy the following. 1 bottle of Prestone or Peak system flush, 2.5 gallon drain pan, 2 or 3 5 gallon buckets with lids, 2 gallons of NEW antifreeze, distilled water, a new thermostat, pressure cap...
Forum: Vue General 11-30-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By BobWolf
Re: What's causing this vibration???

It could be any number of things; tires, brakes, steering, suspension drive line, transmission, even body/frame Was the vehicle ever involved in a wreck? Even what appears to be a minor one can...
Forum: Vue Mods 11-23-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By BobWolf
Tires

I have both a 2005 2.2 5 speed and an 06 2.2 automatic. Both need new rubber. The 06 sucks for wet traction and I haven't driven it in snow yet. The 05 manual not so bad in snow (owned it since last...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-21-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By BobWolf
Re: rotor swap?

Carquest makes good rotors not too crazy on the wallet. I think I paid 35 bucks each. As a volunteer medic and an expedited freight carrier I can vouch for the durability. I have them on both my work...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-21-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By BobWolf
Re: 2006 Ion 3, 2.2L

Find a large empty parking lot and make sharp figure eights both at slow creeping speeds as well as while slightly accelerating. Clicking indicates possibly an outer CV joint. Noise left turn, left...
Forum: Vue General 11-18-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Debris in oilpan. UPDATE

Update.
Man I hate it when people do hack job repairs, maybe its because I took Aviation mechanics and always had zero tolerance for halfazed workmanship.
Anyway, I started removing the timing...
Forum: Ion General 11-18-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Engine compatibility

Im sure the short block should be fine, from the head up there were changes made 2005 / 2006 The main difference will likely be the head, specifically the smog system. The 07 has a secondary air...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-17-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By BobWolf
Re: Cold stalling and poor idle

Stop bt Advance or Autozone and try the Actron model. They cover a little more for live data. They're scanners are made by BOSCH. Actrons were rebranded OTC scantools and program. I haven't used the...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 11-14-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By BobWolf
Debris in oilpan. What is it?

2.2 Ecotec Ion rebuild.

So far so good with the inframe rebuild.
Head stripped, cleaned, and checked. Getting ready for a valve job for what its worth polished the chambers. I removed the...
Forum: Ion Red Line 11-14-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By BobWolf
Depris in oilpan. What is it?

2.2 Ecotec Ion rebuild.

So far so good with the inframe rebuild.
Head stripped, cleaned, and checked. Getting ready for a valve job for what its worth polished the chambers. I removed the...
Forum: Vue General 11-14-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By BobWolf
Debris in oilpan. What is it?

2.2 Ecotec Ion rebuild.

So far so good with the inframe rebuild.
Head stripped, cleaned, and checked. Getting ready for a valve job for what its worth polished the chambers. I removed the...
Forum: Vue Tech 11-14-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By BobWolf
Re: load rear wheel(?) noise

Did you re-torque the wheels after replacing the bearing? Check the wheels make sure they are snugged down right, check the lugs and nuts for rust, wear, and stretching. Also check spring rubbers,...
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