what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos

Go Back Forums > Site Information > Community Center > Introductions & Greetings
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
CaffeinatdOne is on a distinguished road
CaffeinatdOne's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Middlesex Vt
Posts: 17

1998 SL
Default Checking in from vermont

Just picked up a 1998 SL 5speed with about 85K on the odometer. Pretty tight little car, but needed some work. Seller is a good local garage owner; I traded with him to replace the exhaust from the cat back, detail the daylights out of the dingy interior, and replace suspension bushings. It has recently replaced rotors, pads and fairly new brake lines, and a steering control arm. Tight steering. Not bad. The paint is in good condition. The undercarriage looks quite solid, without any advanced rusting.

I've been looking for a simple, safe car for my daughter to have at college, and this looks like it's going to fit the bill. So of course I went nuts on ebay... new neoprene seat covers are coming, exterior clean up goodies, a bunch of foil backed sound deadener to line the trunk and all that. And I ordered a set of Motegi rims and 4 new snow tires, as the original rims were ok but looked like they belonged on a scooter. I feel like a little motorhead kid again; actually having some fun with this thing.

A small oil leak looks like its coming from a valve cover gasket - very high and not an apparent seal leak. I wonder if the valve cover was over torqued at some point.

The headlight lenses are a mess. They're intact but weather blasted. I have some polishing compound I'll try on them. And the battery, although working fine, looks suspiciously original . . .


Add to CaffeinatdOne's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help CaffeinatdOne reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
CaffeinatdOne is offline   Reply With Quote Sponsored Links

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Vermont! Anni Introductions & Greetings 4 06-14-2009 10:48 AM
Checking oil daoyee S-Series Tech 10 09-19-2006 10:45 PM
Need help checking the oil (!) number9 S-Series General 10 03-14-2006 07:44 PM
Checking out TCM Urbanrover L-Series Tech 0 02-15-2006 07:10 PM
Just checking in.... BlueDevil Vue General 8 10-08-2004 09:27 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.