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Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 600
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Finding a decent Saturn is getting harder . It's seems

It'd be easier to make a list of FCA products that are NOT a problem.



That would be due to the vehicles being crushed after the engine, rear axle, and transmissions have been pulled. The...
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 600
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Finding a decent Saturn is getting harder . It's seems

They were also known for oil sludge issues and many of them did not make it 70k miles.

The plastic thermostat housing were failure prone to cracks. Ironically, I can't understand how a Plastic,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 2002 sc2 leaking automatic transmission

Has this car had the engine recently pulled out if it for any reason?

It sounds like another possible cause of THIS leak is the front seal to the transmission.

Removing the engine and...
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 600
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Finding a decent Saturn is getting harder . It's seems

It is a shame that the rest of the capitalist American working class can't often say the same, as FCA has been CONSISTENLY the lowest ranked in Consumer Reports for Overall Reliability for the last...
Forum: S-Series General 07-15-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: SC2 going to swap with junkyard engine

Replacement engine assemblies MUST be from another 1995 model ONLY.

1996-1997 engines will fit, BUT require the head to be drilled for the second coolant sensor for OBD-I systems as well as...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Chirping noise under the hood...

To test the belt tensioner, you will need a very long 13mm wrench and the engine idling.

Put the wrench on the pulley bolt and tighten it with a little pressure. If the chirping goes away, then...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 2001 Saturn SL2 Intake manifold Coolant leak

The biggest issue as to why aluminum manifolds do not work on 2000-2002 cylinder heads are the design of the intake ports themselves.

When the casting/manifolds were changed, the port design was...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Help Figure Out if Bad Head Gasket

It's a Saturn S-Series, of course it is worth keeping. These cars are the best damned car GM ever built and the ONLY cars I have ever seen above 500,000 miles.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,587
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Oil experiment update, 97 SC!

Couldn't tell you what Polaris is doing.

The 1989 Pontiac Firebird had a "single-year, model-specific" engine option for the Buick 3.8L V6 Turbo that was used in the Buick Grand National. The...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-12-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,587
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Oil experiment update, 97 SC!

The Scrap-O-Tec gets a bad rap, because GMs engineers(as well as Opel/Lotus engineers), tried to do with a timing chain engine, that should have been done with a timing belt engine: Geared the water...
Forum: S-Series General 07-12-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 600
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Finding a decent Saturn is getting harder . It's seems

I am all for supporting anyone that wishes to dump off a "Dependable"(sarcasm...) Dodge to find a reliable vehicle.

I joined after you were diagnosed. Glad to hear you are recovering well.

I...
Forum: S-Series General 07-12-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 55,478
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Whats your MPG?

Since May, I have switched to Ethanol-Free Premium. I have NOT recorded combined city/highway fuel economy under 33.0mpg, with auto and oil consumption.

Highest has been 36.2mpg, which for a DOHC...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-12-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 02 SL2 Trouble Codes P0708 (2 instances), P0037, plus VB issue/questions

And make sure to change the fluid. The Saturn TAAT is the one transmission, that changing worn fluid will not hurt it. My TAAT had 163k, reverse slam, a quirky downshifting issue when cold, and the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 02 SL2 Trouble Codes P0708 (2 instances), P0037, plus VB issue/questions

I would contact Special Forces and order a new Valve Body. Reverse Slam has always been present, which means the Valve Body is shot.

Slamming in forward gears is likely an issue with the pressure...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-12-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Transmission Fluid Change?

Get the WIX transmission filter and use ONLY Dexron-III in the automatic transmission.

With proper care and maintenance, the automatic transmission will last well into 200-400k miles and then...
Forum: S-Series Mods 07-12-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Head shave timing retarding a myth?

After reading all the responses and the initial thread, we can safely conclude that shaving the head does retard camshaft timing, as has been often reiterated on this site to those that wish to mod...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-10-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 300
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Input Shaft Nut

It depends on the symptoms of the transmission, whether you should need to tighten the input shaft nut. And you can do MORE damage by messing with this and not using the proper tools for holding the...
Forum: S-Series General 07-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 44,836
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: how many miles does the average s series saturn last?

Ironically, my 1995 SC2 was purchased "sight unseen" from a police online auction. It has a Hello Kitty sticker on the back glass, despite having been previously owned by a male(and currently owned...
Forum: S-Series General 07-10-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 44,836
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: how many miles does the average s series saturn last?

Purchased my 1995 SC2 on 08/01/2016, with 163,082 miles. This car had an ORIGINAL, SATURN logo oil filter on it!!!!. Transmission filter: same.

Not rod knocks. No cam/lifter noise. Just excessive...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-10-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,587
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Oil experiment update, 97 SC!

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233724

Here is a thread, with photos, showing the actual real-life results(very satisfactory) from the Shell Rotella T6 5w-40. It cleans very...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-10-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,587
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Oil experiment update, 97 SC!

Well, if you are looking between the S-Series and an L-Series, this shouldn't even be a choice that requires thought. I guess ot depends on how often you want to replace your timing chain on the four...
Forum: S-Series General 07-09-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: transmission fluid change on 2002 SL2 automatic

Well, GM claims you can drive for 5 years or 100,000 miles on that orange, sludgy Death-Kill coolant before it needs to be flushed.

Plenty of '96-up Saturn S-Series threads in these forums with...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-09-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: 1997 SL1 cylinder head swap

www.car-part.com can be used to search for a used head.

1995 has two coolant sensors, because of the OBD-I, but you can just leave the second sensor in the head to prevent coolant leaks.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-03-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: Bonding fenders

Ok, that makes more sense. Thanks for updating me
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Saturn Night
Re: running rich, maybe?

I agree with you, as soon as he said there was a rotten-egg smell.

Here is what I found on P0327

https://www.obd-codes.com/p0327

"Causes

Potential causes for a P0327 DTC include (but are...
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