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Forum: S-Series General 11-11-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,319
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Straight Up Bragging Rights

Wouldn't let me attach the last picture of the 95.
Forum: S-Series General 11-11-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,319
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Straight Up Bragging Rights

92 SC2 (Manual, sold)
95 SL1 (Manual, gave away to family member)
97 SL1 (Manual, family borrowed and then crash it)
98 SL1 (Manual, still have it)
01 SC1 (Manual, sold it)
02 SL2 (Auto, sold it...
Forum: S-Series General 10-07-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Stainless Steel muffler, or maybe not....

Cheap stainless is magnetic (400 series). The high quality stainless (300 series) is not.
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-02-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Macgyver
Re: What are our fuel lines?

They're nylon. There are tools you can buy to cut out the rotted metal lines on your truck and convert them to quick connect nylon lines.
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-02-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Does TranSynd improve M/T shift smoothness?

Typically I can shift back into first when the car is moving. The trick is to stab the gas and get the revs around 3-4k. Purposely overshoot the revs by around 500 and the trans should let you go...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-12-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Best Manual Trans Fluid?

If you need to buy it in the store like really soon, Mobil 1 ATF. Otherwise, order Amsoil Torque drive.
Forum: S-Series General 08-07-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Where to find SL seat replacement

An upholstery shop will fix your seats. Unfortunately, it will probably be as much as the car is worth though.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-21-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,584
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Rear drum brake adjustment

I live in the salt belt and those things can seize on the hub along with the brake shoes creating a deep grove on the outer edge. Get a puller and force the drum off. Then get a set of shoes, drum,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Which scan tool can open and close solenoid?

My Autel can do it no problem - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LPIRY6E/
Forum: S-Series General 06-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By Macgyver
Re: What is the cheapest way to get air conditioning in a Saturn SL1 that never had a

That's going to be quite an undertaking. The absolute cheapest way would be to go to a pick and pull junkyard and remove all the required AC/HVAC/Electrical components to swap it onto yours. You...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-16-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Am I being misled?

Why didn't they walk the customer over, shine a light on the PS pump reservoir, and say hey, this is empty. Here's the rough area of the leak just so you know.

That would remove all doubt that...
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Macgyver
Re: What tires are everyone using?

Michelin Defenders. I have 60k miles on them and they're still going. Outstanding traction in all weather. They are the most expensive though at around $90 a tire.
Forum: S-Series General 05-22-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Macgyver
Re: "oiling" the subframe to prevent rust?

Buy some cans of Fluid Film and coat anything you'd like. Shops don't offer this service, it's a DIY thing. I've been coating my frames for years. It's pretty much required if you want your car to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Macgyver
Re: ABS sensor

95% sure it's M6x1. Buy stainless steel hex flange bolts so it doesn't happen again.
Forum: S-Series General 04-16-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Exhaust manifold questions.

All 2001-2002 (and some 2000) S Series came with a pre-cat built into the manifold. Since it sounds like you need the secondary air injection parts, you're going to need to go to a junk yard and pull...
Forum: S-Series General 04-07-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Hole in air filter box

It's below the air filter so it's really not that critical, but yes - you can just cover it with weather resistant tape.
Forum: S-Series General 04-07-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Need a down pipe bracket

You'll be able to find the bracket in tact even in the salt belt as it's stainless steel. The actual band usually rusts out completely, but I've been using these below if you need a new clamp....
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-24-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Extended length oil filter and alternator replacement

The OEM alternator should last 150k+. I'd pickup a used OEM one from a junkyard for $20. The China reman's you're buying are wasting a lot of your time.
Forum: S-Series General 03-15-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Paint on valve cover

Usually I'll spend the extra time powder coating the valve cover if I rebuild the engine. If you have the option available, it lasts around 10 years.
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-09-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By Macgyver
Re: 95 randomly dies

Id had this problem some odd years ago and it was the EGR valve staying stuck open. It would always happen when coming to a stop, but other than that pretty random. The fix was free, I simply just...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-04-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By Macgyver
304 Stainless SOHC Downpipe

I came across an interesting downpipe for sale on ebay. If the listing is correct, it's high quality steel that would help those living in the salt belt. The downside looks like the cat is replaced...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-11-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Macgyver
Re: PSA: 2018-2019 Timken Bearings Now Made in China

I'm not saying China can't make quality parts, I'm saying the probability is unlikely. Can you find a company in China making quality stuff? Sure. But for every 1 of those, there are 50 others that...
Forum: S-Series General 02-10-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Fuel Filter Bracket Bolts

In the salt belt, those just snap right off. There's no amount of penetrant that will save you here and using heat would be dangerous near fuel.

I usually just snap the heads off to remove the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 02-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Macgyver
PSA: 2018-2019 Timken Bearings Now Made in China

Just a public service announcement that in 2018-2019 Timken wheel bearings are now made in China and likely not worth your time installing. I’d expect these to last a year before failing again. I’ve...
Forum: S-Series General 01-30-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Macgyver
Re: Axle Surface Rust at Sealing Surface

If you're the set it and forget it type, you can use evapo-rust. You'd leave the CV shaft end in a bucket overnight submerged in this stuff. It will take it down to bare metal and then you can coat...
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