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Forum: L-Series Tech 09-14-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

Rj,

Good eye catching that wrong turning. Duly noted! I will make sure to reference my Factory Service Manual while studying the video to ensure I don't make the same mistake that he did. Thank...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-14-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

Rj,

Good question! The head gasket leak is causing the white smoke plumes, I believe. If the heads have nothing to do with leaks, why are there gaskets to protect? The valve covers will also be...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-14-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

Rj,

Glad you mentioned that! Since I replaced the upper plenum + hoses + PCV housing crankcase; I haven't had, not 1 oil leak on the drivers side of the engine. (Which is great because it was...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-13-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

pierrot,

I am glad you are put at ease. I didn't want you to feel as if you were giving advice to somebody who was going to create a disaster out of it. Indeed the internal engine components are...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-13-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

Just an FYI. I have already acquired proper Digital Torque Wrench and the other professional tools needed to complete a head gasket change without dangers.

I *am* listening to you experts.
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-13-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Dizzy Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

pierrot,

Thank you for the details and after I posted that I thought about it and considered when you said "words to the wise".

I believe the best bet for me would be to do only the gasket...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-13-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

Rj,

1969 Mustang, must have been a fun learning experience. Shame to read that oil came out the tail pipe. Did you ever find out what part of the rebuild failed that resulted in oil coming out of...
Forum: L-Series Tech 09-13-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Wrench Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

pierrot,

Thank you for sharing your story as a counterman at your Father's machine shop. I also appreciate you going into great detail explaining this very process and the critical information...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-13-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - DNJ Engine Overhaul Kit - Anyone?

Afternoon SaturnFans! Auto Geniuses,

Has anyone used a DNJ engine overhaul kit for their GM L81?

I found the gasket kit for 170 something on amazon. However; given the covid stuff; I was...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-13-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up I re-installed the Alternator to Factory Service Specifications - Thread Closed!

Thank you everyone!

Attached is 2 pictures with evidence of my re-installation of the alternator and the removed cabling.

With this said... It did not solve the service wrench light. I could...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-13-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Alternator (I didn't install it correctly) ?

Dsaturn,

I was using 300 AMP fuses in between each and every wire. There was zero chance of causing a fire.

I would appreciate the comments of me killing people seize as they are unwarranted...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-02-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine Support Bar (Where to Acquire Compatible Alternative to GM?

02 LW300,

That makes a lot of sense 02 LW300! Thank you for letting me know all of this. Now I can disregard the support bar requirements on the jobs I am needing to do and this saves me valuable...
Forum: L-Series Tech 08-01-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine Support Bar (Where to Acquire Compatible Alternative to GM?

02 LW300,

Oh okay! Yes! That's what I was doing when I replaced the alternator, serp belt and drive belt. (I am also guessing that's how I got my oil leak on the oil pan gasket). Which is why I...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-31-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine Support Bar (Where to Acquire Compatible Alternative to GM?

02 LW300,

Do you have the brand + model # on the one that you have?

I am planning on doing a full engine over-haul (gaskets & seals).

Best,

~ Brandon
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-30-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine Support Bar (Where to Acquire Compatible Alternative to GM?)

Hey everyone,

Regarding the following,

GM Parts:

- J43405 Engine Support Fixture Adapter
- SA9105E Engine Support Fixture (3 Bar)

I cannot seem to locate these; not even on...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-29-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 20 years later an A/C component fails

pierrot;2348212,

I pulled your car and repair guide procedures for this job (latest alldata). PM me and we can find a way to get the pdf's/zip to you.

Best,

~ Brandon
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-29-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter (L81) - Drive Belt Pulleys (Names & Locations)

Did you use PB blaster or something to let them soak for days? The A/C compressor clutch pulley seems to require some special tool. I have to look more into this on alldata while I have off Library...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-29-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By BrandonKastning
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter (L81) - Drive Belt Pulleys (Names & Locations)

I just wanted to close this thread with what I believe to be accurate torque specifications for each pulley.

#1 - Generator (Alernator) Pulley - 40 Nm (30 ft. lbs.)

#2 - Drive Belt Tensioner -...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-29-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter (L81) - Drive Belt Pulleys (Names & Locations)

lbraner,

Thank you sir! Nice to see you this morning!

Best Regards,

~ Brandon
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-29-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter (L81) - Drive Belt Pulleys (Names & Locations)

Here is a diagram on I found on the board while looking for the answers.
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-29-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter (L81) - Drive Belt Pulleys (Names & Locations)

Hey everyone!

In preparations of my timing belt job coming up in the next couple months; I am preparing to remove all the oil behind the pulleys on the drive belt.

Looking at a diagram of the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-14-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By BrandonKastning
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Update - Oil Leaking Gaskets since PCV/Cranksha

Rj,

I am not going to argue with you. I could go through the posts and cite you. Because you did say "you will eventually find out it's the head gaskets" on one of my OP threads.

And no my cat...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-12-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Update - Oil Leaking Gaskets since PCV/Cranksha

bluesl2,

I will double check when I get some energy! Thank you for letting me know this. What should I feel for? See if it's "smooth" and not "spikey-like" from a broken bolt head?

Appreciate...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-12-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Update - Oil Leaking Gaskets since PCV/Cranksha

02 LW300,

Thank you for that clarification! I went back under the car to take a look after you responded. I see they are separate... a little concerned seeing as it looks as if the cat has to be...
Forum: L-Series Tech 07-12-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Update - Oil Leaking Gaskets since PCV/Cranksha

02 LW300,

It wasn't red at all; it looked like motor oil. Honey looking. (I think because of the fresh oil change that was done without any driving since).

How did motor oil get in the...
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