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Forum: S-Series General 12-16-2004, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By SatManiac
Re: Need mechanic advice

I replaced my belt and idler for about $30. A tensioner does costs more ($60). It defiantly saves you money if you can DIY. I donít know MN rates but that seams excessively high. :hmpf: If you can...
Forum: S-Series General 12-08-2004, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By SatManiac
Re: Serpentine Belt

Just pretend it is an SL1 to find a belt without AC ;)

KELLY_SPRINGFIELD BELT PN: 645K5 with Power Steering

KELLY_SPRINGFIELD BELT PN: 550K5 without PS

both are $12.00 at AutoZone.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-17-2004, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By SatManiac
Cheepest would be get one at an u-pull-it...

Cheepest would be get one at an u-pull-it junkyard, of course its used and condition is unknown.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-17-2004, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By SatManiac
Arrow Super Tech ST3600

I have installed the ST3600 on a 98 SL2 and a 99 SL1 with no problems. It is a little tighter but with the filter on there is about an inch or so before the splash gaurd and it will flex to let you...
Forum: S-Series General 10-15-2004, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,845
Posted By SatManiac
FrozenPilot, With the very short life of your...

FrozenPilot,
With the very short life of your rotors, you should check your calipers and pins for wear and sticking. Also worn wheel bearings will cause problems.

You may want to have you rotors...
Forum: S-Series General 10-06-2004, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By SatManiac
I used a dremel tool with a cutoff wheel and then...

I used a dremel tool with a cutoff wheel and then cleaned up the edges with a box knife. I washed out all the shavings with water before reinstalling the airbox back in the car. It took about 15...
Forum: Events 10-06-2004, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By SatManiac
Devil Although I have an SL1, it would be fun to see...

Although I have an SL1, it would be fun to see how it compares to others.
Hopefully I'll be done with the tires by the 22nd (waiting for the rear tires to come in). I also need to find two center...
Forum: S-Series General 10-04-2004, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By SatManiac
Doe's it really matter? At best you gain a few...

Doe's it really matter? At best you gain a few HP, and at worst you lose a few pounds of useless plastic. And the cost is less than $2.00 for a plug. And if you don't like it is one less piece to...
Forum: S-Series General 10-04-2004, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By SatManiac
Its a quick cheep upgrade, remove the resonator...

Its a quick cheep upgrade, remove the resonator and plug the opening left due to heat from the engine and a heater hose is next to the opening as well.

To futher this free upgrade is to trim the...
Forum: S-Series General 09-28-2004, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By SatManiac
I assume the vibration is not linked to the RPM's...

I assume the vibration is not linked to the RPM's of your car! Then it sounds like an speed related vibration.

First, I would have your tires checked and re-balanced. (cheap and usually causes...
Forum: S-Series General 09-26-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By SatManiac
Check junkyards also, There is one in...

Check junkyards also, There is one in Circleville, OH that sell Saturn radios very cheep! $19 w/CD etc.
Forum: Events 09-26-2004, 10:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,117
Posted By SatManiac
I can't make it to either CP or PKI. :( My...

I can't make it to either CP or PKI. :(

My money is going(gone) into my Saturn for wheels, tires, and brakes. Even with new 195/60R15 tires, I can still squell the tires on my SL1. :cool:
...
Forum: S-Series General 09-14-2004, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By SatManiac
I mention a signal interface adaptor as an option...

I mention a signal interface adaptor as an option but I do not like to use a hardware solution for a software issue. But if you can't find a way to reprogram the PCM this is the next best solution.
Forum: S-Series General 09-14-2004, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By SatManiac
I have been writing about OBD-II s-series. And it...

I have been writing about OBD-II s-series. And it is theoretically possible to recalibrate for tire size on these also, however the program the Saturn Techs have does not give this option, They can...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-13-2004, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By SatManiac
It depends on you motives: For increased MPG;...

It depends on you motives: For increased MPG; narrower tires are better. For better handling and stopping; wider is better.

There is a thread in s-series...
Forum: S-Series General 09-12-2004, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By SatManiac
PCM reprogramming

I asked some Saturn techs about reprogramming the PCM; they said that the program they use to reprogram the PCM on the S-series does not give them the option for different tire sizes. So they can't...
Forum: S-Series General 09-11-2004, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By SatManiac
See FrozenPilot's reply, said it better then I...

See FrozenPilot's reply, said it better then I would. Also fast flashers are anoying. :x
Forum: S-Series General 09-11-2004, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By SatManiac
LED's have an higher resistance then standard...

LED's have an higher resistance then standard bulbs, hence the apperance of an bulb out.
Putting them in the back will increase the resistance.

I would not recommend using LED's.
Forum: S-Series General 09-11-2004, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By SatManiac
Accel has different p/n for DOHC engines based on...

Accel has different p/n for DOHC engines based on year; for 95 to 91 its 7962 + color, for 99+ to 96 its 7960 + color. Colors are Blue, Red, & Yellow = B, R, Y.

The DOHC wires are longer then...
Forum: S-Series General 09-09-2004, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By SatManiac
On other OBD-II cars, you can calibrate for...

On other OBD-II cars, you can calibrate for different tires.
Here is Hypertech (http://www.hypertech-inc.com/tiregear.html) that has a tool to do this.

The Question still is: Can you do this on...
Forum: S-Series General 09-09-2004, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By SatManiac
http://www.jcwhitney.com/ has some Accel wires...

http://www.jcwhitney.com/ has some Accel wires for $30

Accel Spec Sheet (http://www.hesco.us/mrgasket/ACCELwires.pdf)
Forum: Events 09-07-2004, 11:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,346
Posted By SatManiac
I'll be there also; I should have one extra admit...

I'll be there also; I should have one extra admit on my invite.

You can have as many people in your car to park. It Free if you have a invite or membership otherwise parking is $3 per car.

The...
Forum: S-Series General 09-07-2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By SatManiac
The difference is a bit more if you have an SL1: ...

The difference is a bit more if you have an SL1:

Base Tire size is: 175/70R14 (879.8 revs per mile)

Upgrading to: 195/60R15 (859.1 revs per mile) is 2.36% larger

or the: 185/65R15 (850.3...
Forum: Events 09-07-2004, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,346
Posted By SatManiac
How about at Sawmill Pkwy & Powell Rd (750) at...

How about at Sawmill Pkwy & Powell Rd (750) at the Kroger's parking lot. This is on the SouthWest corner.Map...
Forum: Events 09-06-2004, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,346
Posted By SatManiac
There is only 6 days until this event. We should...

There is only 6 days until this event. We should pick a location and time to meet. Then if anyone has an extra flyer or can take someone with there's then the people without one can get in free also....
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