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Forum: S-Series General 08-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Tire info

Keep in mind you have size options for the stock rims. Going to 185/65 often opens up a lot more choices, and is close enough to stock height to not mess with the speedo. You can also go 185/70 as...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-06-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Replace 95 SL1 PCM with 96 PCM

Though I'm also of the "why" crowd, it seems like you have your reasons and want to do the project. With the above considered, it's probably something that can be done. Where there is a will, there...
Forum: S-Series General 07-29-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,357
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Historical Vehicles? The future of the S-Series

I'd have a couple more years before I could register my '96 with an antique vehicle tag here in Virginia, but it really wouldn't be legal as a daily driver. The restrictions on mileage and...
Forum: S-Series General 07-29-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,240
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Finding a decent Saturn is getting harder . It's seems

Add low miles on that, and for cheap. I always thought the yellow SC's were probably the best looking S Series cars. :yes:


Around here finding a decent S Series seems to be getting harder and...
Forum: S-Series Mods 07-15-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Head shave timing retarding a myth?

Seems fairly close to expected. Just shy of 19 degrees at the crank when moving the cams 1 tooth. No doubt quality of tools and equipment play a role, and it has to be much more precise than it...
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Most horrid sound ever!

The fact that nobody hears the noise from the outside might lead me to think that it's not as horrible as suspected, but rather a sound being transmitted through to the cab mostly. I was thinking...
Forum: S-Series Mods 07-10-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Head shave timing retarding a myth?

First let me fix the red above. Obviously the chain length stays the same. The cams rotate as the tensioner takes up the slack created, thus the timing change.

.... and back to the questions at...
Forum: S-Series Mods 07-08-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Head shave timing retarding a myth?

I've never taken any interest in the S Series numbers, but I haven't seen anything other than guesses to the numbers either.


To find out, you have to know the cam sprocket diameter.

Then...
Forum: S-Series General 07-04-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 55,861
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Whats your MPG?

That doesn't sound out of line. With the temps being up where they have been in much of the country, just staying alive in the car trumps MPG return. All highway isn't that terrible, but in stop...
Forum: S-Series General 07-04-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Greasing shifter...

That's what I've used. You could probably use the heavier stuff if you want since the area is protected from the worst dust and crap.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-01-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 630
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Transmission Clunking Between Gears

From the two videos, I think you have a CV/driveline issue. In the one with all the shifting with the clutch in, I'm just hearing the usual mechanical noises of the shifter and shift tower, but no...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-01-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Idle issues

The first thing I'd do is block the EGR, and check out the battery voltages both off and running (if you can get a decent idle running). Any leaks can wreak havoc on the idle, which in turn is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-01-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Signmaster
Re: 2002 sl2 reservoir boils over at 1/2 way mark

In addition to confirming the above, check the line that dumps into the back of the coolant reservoir. They can get clogged and will often impact cooling. I'd suspect the cap more myself, but you...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-01-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,171
Posted By Signmaster
Re: A new twist on an old favorite: Hesitation AFTER replacing ECTS

That photo is my '95 SL1 as it was delivered from the factory, and I can confirm nobody had swapped anything. It sounds like you either have sensors that have been swapped, or they were plugged in...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-29-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Coolant leak by rear left tire???

That was my thought as well, especially if the OP uses a red coolant. :yes:


In any case, that's a long way for the coolant to run back down the car, so it shouldn't happen (at least quickly)...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-29-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 630
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Transmission Clunking Between Gears

The bolded would lead me to think it's not the clutch and most likely not the transmission. But it's a strange symptom as you describe it, so it might make sense to put the car on stands and see if...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Replacing coolant, distilled water, tank overflows

All I can say at this point is that some of you have been much more kind in your responses that I probably would have been able to do.

I was busy trying to get in touch with the F1 team engineers...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Signmaster
Re: coolant compatability

Testing coolant using a digital meter....by Richpin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBXZtfzHhig

People will argue on the exacts of the readings, but I've seen results from a meter in line with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Replacing coolant, distilled water, tank overflows

Have you ever even heard of science?
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Replacing coolant, distilled water, tank overflows

Just put the cap on when you're doing it. Otherwise with no pressure the water exceeds the boiling point and overflows. There is no harm running the straight water as long as you have the cap on....
Forum: S-Series General 06-20-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By Signmaster
Re: transmission fluid change on 2002 SL2 automatic

Great point missed by all of us others. They put the wrong stuff in, they should get the wrong stuff out. The OP might as well get the benefit of the flushing of the DEX VI fluid, regardless of...
Forum: S-Series General 06-19-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By Signmaster
Re: transmission fluid change on 2002 SL2 automatic

I recall posts stating similar and IIRC at least one member used the Dex VI for 15-20,000 miles before realizing it wasn't intended for S Series cars.

I've also seen evidence that at least in some...
Forum: S-Series General 06-19-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Extremely Poor Gas Mileage 1995 SW2 Auto

Years ago on a truck forum I frequented the signature line bets came to be. Some was just all in fun (sports bets, racing, etc) but then many of us realized how much it helped in the discussion...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-17-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Oil change - Added too much...drain some?

I'd just drain a little off.

Some of the owners manuals say you can be above the F mark by IIRC an 1/8 in or so on the dipstick, but maybe someone else can confirm that. But if you get overfull...
Forum: S-Series General 06-17-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By Signmaster
Re: Cleaning ignition coil pack?

I personally tend to think that people over think coils. They are a fairly simple device. There are always camps that say go with OEM as they are superior.... but they are replacing broken superior...
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