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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-14-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 968
Posted By 454cid
Re: 1997 SW2 Crank but no start, stuck on wiring.

I assumed you had been told that by a shop. That's the first I've ever heard of that happening. It would have to be valves as mentioned by Greg1. Maybe a heat issue with machining by GM a little...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-14-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By 454cid
Re: HELP Accidentally Cracked Fender

Your definition of proper must be different than mine. I use a sledge hammer on the inflated tire.
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-13-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By 454cid
Re: Manual Radiator fan switch advice.

Sounds like you have a cooling issue and and electrical issue.... your car is getting hotter than it should, yet the fan isn't kicking on.

It could be the coolant system just needs to be flushed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 968
Posted By 454cid
Re: 1997 SW2 Crank but no start, stuck on wiring.

Then I have to question that it lost all compression. That's not likely to happen and then go away.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-13-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 968
Posted By 454cid
Re: 1997 SW2 Crank but no start, stuck on wiring.

So they replaced the engine under warranty?
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-12-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By 454cid
Re: Manual Radiator fan switch advice.

I do not know the answers to your question, but I wonder about your statement about relying on the fan switch. You're in WI. It's not terribly hot there. I wonder if your cooling system is not up...
Forum: S-Series General 12-12-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By 454cid
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

Menard's has Sontax wipers on clearance for 99 cents each, for those in the mid-west. They're ultra-cheap Chinese, but some of you mentioned picking up the cheapest and replacing more often. I only...
Forum: S-Series General 12-12-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By 454cid
Re: Spam on the tech thread

224 thread just today, total.
Forum: S-Series General 12-08-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 327
Posted By 454cid
Re: Annual Angst

If it's not rusty, and you haven't had raccoons living in it, I don't see the sense of a $300 cap on expenditures. A newer vehicle is quite likely to be more complicated to work on, and more...
Forum: S-Series General 12-08-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By 454cid
Re: Had a dream today...

Well, I thought it was funny any way!
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By 454cid
Re: Rebuilding 96 dohc

Klean Strip is a brand/company.
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By 454cid
Had a dream today...

I dreamed I was at the salvage yard, and some other dork from the forum was there too. A new Saturn came in and somehow he an I both arrived in that car (it made sense in the dream, of course). We...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By 454cid
Re: Need screw in fitting for water heater hose, dr. side

What is your argument against brass? I've got two brass fittings on my truck.
Forum: S-Series General 12-02-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By 454cid
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

Rather than use wax, why not use something like RainX that's designed for glass?
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-01-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,543
Posted By 454cid
Re: Looking for Bolt Torques specs

You're in the S-series sub-forums.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-01-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By 454cid
Re: Need screw in fitting for water heater hose, dr. side

Pipe sizes are inside diameter. I'd guess it would be 1/2 pipe thread, for a 5/8" hose barb, which seems a bit big for a little 1.9L engine, to me. 1/2" thread is what the V8's use for both the...
Forum: S-Series General 11-30-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,725
Posted By 454cid
Re: STANT 14279 theromostat problem

I should get one of those tools. I used a small flat blade or Harbor Freight pick and patience, when I removed them from the wheel well.

The single piece push pin type on my truck... I've been...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-30-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By 454cid
Re: idle is low for first second at startup?

Thanks for the explanation. I do have the TPS issue you mention, but had no idea how that worked.

Maybe I can get away with just cleaning the IAC, as it does not happen every startup... more when...
Forum: S-Series General 11-30-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By 454cid
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

I never thought about that. I didn't know windshields could be damaged that way until I read it in this forum. I don't think the wiper arms stand up on the Saturn as well as they do on my truck.
...
Forum: S-Series General 11-30-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By 454cid
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

I just checked my purchase history on Rockauto.... apparently I was wrong on the Denso wipers. I got the standard conventionals, so not the cheapest, or as cheap as I was thinking. They were...
Forum: S-Series General 11-30-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By 454cid
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

Ok back to the Trico Ice.... I found them locally on a Black Friday special at Meijer's. They were about the same price as Rockauto.

I just installed them, but haven't even started the car up...
Forum: S-Series General 11-29-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By 454cid
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

Lol, I just canceled my Rockauto order for those exact blades after I read some of the negative reviews, on Amazon, and the other Bosch Snowdriver became available from Rockauto.

Oh well.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-29-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By 454cid
Re: idle is low for first second at startup?

No one? Well, I guess I'm going to order the TPS, as I'm pretty sure I need it for the high idle issue any way. Rockauto has it pretty cheap.
Forum: S-Series General 11-29-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By 454cid
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

My issue is that it seems that the smallest piece of snow/ice seems to prevent the wipers from conforming well to the windshield. I'll get salt spray on the windshield and need to run the wipers and...
Forum: S-Series General 11-29-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By 454cid
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

Unfortunately, Rockauto doesn't have any of those. They do have the Bosch Snow Driver, but only one side :-/

It looks like Reflex is a Canadian brand when I googled it.
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