SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.70 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: hholbein
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By hholbein
Re: new problem coolant 2001 SC2 Coupe

Do you remember the brand of radiator you put in? Some folks here have found that some replacements were really crappy and failed in short order.

It's harder and harder to find quality...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By hholbein
Re: Steel/zinc bolts and nuts OK for exhaust?

If I lived in Michigan, I'd spend the extra time hunting down a decent full-service hardware store that has SS fasteners in stock. It seems stuff gets the crusties there PDQ, and repeating that job...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-24-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By hholbein
Re: Fuel pump Delphi vs Spectra

Thanks, OldNuc! Redoing a fuel pump because of crappy replacement parts would have to be one of the worst!
Forum: S-Series General 11-24-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By hholbein
Re: Transmission Question

Very sad to hear your story from a fellow Oregonian! A partially dislodged diff pin could have worn/knocked a hole in the transmission case, or perhaps this guy cracked the cast aluminum...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By hholbein
Re: Fuel pump Delphi vs Spectra

I'd review old threads here for advice on brands. I seem to recall that Carter and/or Airtex were the preferred brands for reliable/properly inspected fuel pumps.

On other parts like radiator...
Forum: S-Series General 11-12-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By hholbein
Re: Front subfame corrosion protection

Buy a can of FluidFilm and give it a proper douching.

https://www.fluid-film.com/


Works quite well on keeping the crusties at bay, according to Salt Belt experts like Eric O. on the South...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-30-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By hholbein
Re: Life span of water pump.......?

I replaced my OEM one around 100K miles -- the bearing was making a racket and the pulley was wobbling slightly -- but no leaks.

Replacement was a $20 Gates unit (41024) on Amazon. Very close to...
Forum: S-Series General 10-24-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By hholbein
Re: 1998 SL Water in Trunk

+1 on the seam sealer failing.

In my SW2, the source of leaks in the cargo area/trunk have been seams leaking:

1) seams behind the rear tail lights -- rain fills up the side pockets on the...
Forum: S-Series General 10-22-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By hholbein
Re: Radiator recommendation

Thanks for the additional detail, sad though it may be. When I make a repair on my Saturn, I'm willing to pay a *reasonable* premium for original or higher quality -- I hate redoing things! The...
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,964
Posted By hholbein
Re: Headliner Removal and Repair Video.

What's the URL for the reposted video?
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By hholbein
Re: Radiator recommendation

50K failure on the Silla? Not so hot. At least on other parts, Denso has pretty decent quality control, and the $56 price seems pretty good -- essentially the same as the Spectra unit that...
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By hholbein
Re: Fog lights on second gen Saturn's..not a popular option???

I agree that the standard 27W 880 halogen fog lamps on the Saturn are lame-o. Much poorer than the Subaru Outback or Rav4 fog lamps I had/have.

I am interested how long you've had the 22W LED...
Forum: S-Series General 10-20-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By hholbein
Re: Don't you hate aluminum wheels?

+1. When I bought my SW2 new, I insisted they swap out the alloy rims. The dealer was incredulous, but hey, they've held up and buying a set of replacement plastic hubcaps on eBay to deal with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-20-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By hholbein
Re: My experience with Motor Oils and my Saturn

+1 on Rotella T6 and a extra-large high-quality oil filter. Since I used it regularly over 40K+ miles, it gradually improved oil consumption from 1qt/1300 miles to 1qt/1900 miles. Seems to hold a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-17-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By hholbein
Re: EDR (black box) and airbag info, '96 sl2

Interesting. I've read a lot of posts on this Forum, but nothing I recall about us having an Event Data Recorder, what data it stores from the last few minutes before the crash, and what its...
Forum: S-Series General 10-02-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By hholbein
Re: New SC2 Saturn

The attached demo by Scotty Kilmer of an evaporator cleaner might be worth a try, or your could try taking the airbox apart and cleaning the heater core and evaporator, the drain, and the blower...
Forum: S-Series General 09-26-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By hholbein
Re: What's the " best" year S-series?

A childhood friend of mine in New England had an R16. The interior layout was pretty roomy & flexible for that era, and the seats were typically French --posh.

iirc, there were a few things that...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-26-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By hholbein
Re: What are the little plastic doohickeys that hold the electrical connectors to the

I don't seem to recall that Saturn Evap Canister purge solenoids are failure prone from past forum posts, but I could be wrong. (Certainly they seem to have a better track record than Chrysler!) I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-20-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 706
Posted By hholbein
Re: Starter Motor Brands and New vs Reman

Hey, the DB Electrical Starter has 77% 5 stars and another 13% 4 stars on Amazon. That's not too bad for a $50 starter and 150 reviews.

If you want to blow more $$$ on a rebuilt unit from a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-19-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 706
Posted By hholbein
Re: Starter Motor Brands and New vs Reman

I think I've got 10 years and 50K miles on my DB Electrical starter. Unless things have changed, it was as good or better quality than the OEM Valeo starter that croaked at 60K miles. My mechanic...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-17-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By hholbein
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-16-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By hholbein
Re: FFR Wagner CM140979 Clutch Hydraulics

Here's a Richpin video on the removal/replacement steps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz9wQDofkaU
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-14-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By hholbein
Re: wheel bearing dilemma

ETCG has a video on isolating wheel bearing noise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdRpnK5MGQ8
Forum: S-Series General 09-12-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 42,447
Posted By hholbein
Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

Sorry to keep adding on to this old thread, but does anyone know what the Saturn-compatible rim size I need for a 165/60/14 tire?

From what I can tell, the old Geo Metro is the only US model...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-12-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By hholbein
Re: wheel bearing dilemma

What brand bearings did you use during the replacement? I think the consensus here is that SKF is the best when it comes to QC, and that buying the hub kit makes most sense -- SKF BR930156K.
...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:38 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.