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Forum: S-Series Tech 05-21-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: PAG Oil?

Pag 46, I think...

Pag 46 is thin, Pag 100 medium, Pag 150 thick...

I have put a can of Pag 100 oil charge in my system, no problems....
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By mattwithcats
Spark plug wires routing....

Replaced the spark plug wires this evening,

Managed to keep straight the wires in the two clips nearest the plugs...

But the ones in the grey one nearest the coil packs got loose...

(Has a...
Forum: S-Series General 05-15-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Cd changer

Still trying to find the energy to install my double din Saturn Ion 6 CD with mp3 radio in my Gen 3 SL2...

I hate being sick...
Forum: S-Series Mods 05-11-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: 2nd gen led dash light question

These bulbs work in Gen 1 and 2...

Comes with the bulb base/socket...
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/instrument-cluster-gauge/pc74-led-bulb-high-power-instrument-panel-led/709/

You...
Forum: S-Series General 05-07-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 27,091
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Saturn SL2 Spark-Plug blasphemy

Heat range 5 double electrode plug...

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/ngk,3967,spark+plug,7212
Forum: S-Series General 05-07-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 27,091
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Saturn SL2 Spark-Plug blasphemy

Heat range means how hot the plug operates.
A colder plug has less insulation, so heat is transferred to the head, and dispersed by the oil and coolant...
...
Forum: S-Series General 05-07-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 27,091
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Saturn SL2 Spark-Plug blasphemy

I went to one range colder NGK V-Powers.

Very happy...
Forum: S-Series General 04-27-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Power steering fluid...

My go to for manual transmissions is GM Fluid 88861800 Manual Transmission Fluid.

For automatics, Valvoline DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid, in the blue jug....
Forum: S-Series General 04-21-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By mattwithcats
Longer transmission filter...?

How much room around the auto transmission filter?

Wix part number OEM is 57101, which is 3/4-20 thread.
3 and 1/2 inches long...

Wix 57134 is 5 and a half, same 3/4-20 thread...
Gasket...
Forum: S-Series General 04-17-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Power steering fluid...

Looks like Dexron III to me...

Dexron VI...
Forum: S-Series General 04-17-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Power steering fluid...

The two fluids safe to use are either Dexron III or TES 389...

Dexron VI or TES 295 are not safe.

Dexron VI is not TES 293,

Dexron III is TES 389...
...
Forum: S-Series General 04-17-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Power steering fluid...

Dexron-6 is TES-295,
and
Dexron-3 is TES-389,
I believe...

http://www.allisontransmission.com/parts-service/approved-fluids/on-highway-fluids

TES-389 was created to archive Dexron 3...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-15-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Where to buy door lock housing, or door lock kit for 2002 Saturn SL?

Home Depot, 3/4 inch rubber grommet.

Look in the small parts bin.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-4-in-Neoprene-Grommet-812048/204275920
Forum: S-Series General 04-08-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 81,069
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

Wal-Mart iPad / iPhone app.
$5 off purchase over $35, if you use the app...

I used it for EBC Brake pads,
Hint: The front of the catalog is pads and rotors separate.

Around page 706 is pad...
Forum: S-Series General 04-06-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By mattwithcats
Power steering fluid...

What should I be using as power steering fluid?

Dexron III?
Dexron VI?
Power Steering fluid?
Mobil 1 Delvac 50?

Leaning toward Dexron VI, full synthetic, much better viscosity...

Also...
Forum: S-Series General 04-01-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,973
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Post Your Latest Oil & Filter Change.

Out - 4.5 quarts Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W-30
Fl-400 filter

In - 4 quarts Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W-30
1/2 quart Mobil 1 Racing 0W-30
Napa Platinum 41516 filter...
Forum: S-Series General 04-01-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 81,069
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

Blainís Farm And Fleet has extended the rebate to April 29th, 2018.

Buy a 5 gallon pail Mystic JT-8, 10W-30, semi-synthetic,
(20 quarts), for $24.99...

Pick up in store only, however...
...
Forum: S-Series General 03-13-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 81,069
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

Blainís Farm and Fleet..

5 gallon pail of Mystic JT-8, semi-synthetic, 10W-30, $49.99,

With $25 redate, $24.99, for twenty quarts...

Expires March 31, 2017...
...
Forum: S-Series General 03-06-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 81,069
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

You have to plug in different zip codes and stores to find one that has a jug in store.

(Farmville, Virginia, 23703 has at least one..)

Then the $13 in store price appears...
...
Forum: S-Series General 03-05-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 81,069
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

Rebate

http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/promotions/do-it-yourself-oil-change/promotion-9a.html#iframe=L2RpeS9uYXRpb25hbDE4Lw==
Forum: S-Series General 03-05-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 81,069
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

Wal-Mart...

Pennzoil Euro 0W-40, 5 quart jug, $13, $10 rebate per jug, max two rebates...

Supertech S3600 oil filter, white can, $1.50...

Delo 400 XKE Synblend, CK-4, 10W-30, $7, one...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-25-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,293
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: remove catalytic converter??

Look closely at the converter, itís a heat shield with another tube (the converter) inside.

I had the heat shield rust out on a previous car, but the converter inside was fine.
Forum: S-Series General 02-13-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: New (to us) Saturn, quick question(s)

Transmission drain and fill,

https://youtu.be/vEimWgEb65c

(Thank you again, OldNuc...)

Best transmission filter is Wix, available at NAPA, #7101..
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/FIL7101
...
Forum: S-Series General 02-10-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 81,069
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

Not a rebate, but a deal...

Mobil 1 Racing 0W-30, $11.98 a quart, Wal-Mart...
Normal is around $20-$25...

With twice the normal additive levels, there is no way I would run this oil straight....
Forum: S-Series General 01-18-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By mattwithcats
Power steering return line...

All,

Trying to get the gunk out of my power steering reservoir...

I have used a turkey baster several times, the gunk returns...

So I am installing a filter in the return line, remove the...
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