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Forum: S-Series Tech 02-26-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Motor Mount

Hey, it turns out I lied and have direct experience with Rockauto and that top mount after all.

Turns out I bought one back in April 2017 for my SC2, solid mount and has been in the car for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-26-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 467
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 2000 Saturn SL2

On my '02 SC2, the TPS went bad with classic symptoms (2k rpm at idle until car was turned off and on again).

New TPS from rockauto, same symptoms. Had to replace it again before I got a TPS...
Forum: S-Series General 02-26-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 1999 sl2 saturn 5sp 238,000 miles

If this is your only car and you rely on it for work, school, or shopping, etc., you may want to re-think anything that affects its reliability.

There's a quote about cars being reliable, fast,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-25-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Minor Washer pump dilemma

Yeah, I'm only using an ounce or two of vinegar in a half gallon of water, lol.

Also just noticed the typo
should be 1/3 methyl alcohol
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-25-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Motor Mount

No direct experience with R/A, but DEA used the same part number A2827 for both solid and frownie mounts.

The good news is that "1st Design" is what the solid mount came to be called after the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-25-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 467
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 2000 Saturn SL2

+1, can't tell you how many times someone has said, "part X is new, just replaced, so it can't be that" and jump through all kinds of hoops, then turns out new part X was defective or something
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-23-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Low coolant light

It's a pretty narrow band. See the pic at post 5 and my experience was in post 11 in this thread.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237165

TL;DR: It's not like other cars where...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-23-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Minor Washer pump dilemma

I've made my own washer fluid using a recipe found here. They use way more vinegar in the summer mix than I do. I tested my winter mix by leaving the jug outside in -10F ambient temps. The blue (or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-23-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 467
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 2000 Saturn SL2

I haven't watched this video but it looks like what you want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yez2cQL1ob8

It's by FiremanCV, who is a member here under user name campus189. He produces quality...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-22-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Minor Washer pump dilemma

It's theoretically possible, as it is about 5% acid, but we are talking about an oz of vinegar in a half gallon of distilled water (gallon, for 3rd gens with the larger washer reservoir). If you wash...
Forum: S-Series General 02-21-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 60,702
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: S-Series Spot and Shot

I was proving I was human when I spotted familiar tail lights
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-21-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Aftermarket Shift Cables

all good news :)

I don't know if you want to bother with it, but I recall a thread where there was some discussion about replacing those bellows with a part sourced from a marine-supply store...
Forum: S-Series General 02-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: The latest acquisition

lol, yeah, much to my wife's chagrin.

She lived in Detroit but grew up in the 'burbs, and she always thought having extra cars in the driveway looked "junky". Her grandfather worked at Ford...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-20-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Minor Washer pump dilemma

I've seen blue slime from the food coloring or whatever they use in windshield wiper fluid.

what I've been doing is letting the fluid run low towards end of winder, then using distilled water...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-20-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 1999 SC1 Heater Problem

There's been a few reports of inadequate heat* in the SOHC engines even when everything else is working properly.
*edit: winter time only

Apparently (per Oldnuc, RIP), the Saturn's system is...
Forum: S-Series General 02-20-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 13,310
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: and so it begins....

^ ^ ^
Same, there was a pretty good thread about stuff you've found at the JY. In addition to the change under the cushions :D

I've gotten a couple of nice screwdrivers, ratcheting wrench, and...
Forum: S-Series General 02-20-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: The latest acquisition

Very kind and generous of you to offer, but that's OK, you keep buying the good ones :)

I'm already out of space. I have to ditch two cars in the driveway before I get another car (and this is...
Forum: S-Series General 02-20-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: '02 SL Rear Seat Removal

^ ^ ^
great diagram! :)

previous thread
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174230

I couldnt find the richpin vid to check but did find a newer one he did on exhaust, so...
Forum: S-Series General 02-19-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 793
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Saturn Sc1 1998 stalls out on highway

Here's a good thread with links, relating to both cleaning the ICM and inspecting the CPS

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=183568

This may help find a junkyard ICM, or if you...
Forum: S-Series General 02-19-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: The latest acquisition

Not for me, because you buy all the good ones before I see them :D

Congrats on the new acquisition.

Mostly, wait until late morning and the sun melts it all away. If they get a bad snow in...
Forum: S-Series General 02-14-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 556,016 mile junkyard SL1

I read that article, not sure where I saw the link to the story, though. Was either here or on Reddit. Those are my only two Saturn reading sources
Forum: S-Series General 02-14-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 793
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Saturn Sc1 1998 stalls out on highway

Sorry, I should have been more specific but was in a hurry. Saturn S-Series have two lights close to each other. One is the word, "Service" with a wrench symbol. The other is just the words,...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 02-12-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Greetings from the UK

That's a great pic!

You should check out the model specific forums. More traffic there
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=54
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 02-12-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Hello, Launch Team Member here

Neat! Looking forward to it. A lot of die-hard Saturn fans are in the S-series model specific forum.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23

S-Series General would probably be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-12-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Smell of burning rubber while idling

If you added up all the repairs, probably still less than buying a new car :)
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