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Old 04-11-2015, 11:38 PM   #4201
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Don't think so--the tires are newish and have plenty of tread depth. I suspect 65 (the posted limit) was just too fast for these ruts.

It was raining more heavily on US 64-412 east of town when I left (I took that highway to connect with I-35) but the pavement was newer and in much better condition, so I just set the cruise for 70, turned on my lights, didn't use the wipers at all (nice fresh Rain-X treatment), and had no problems.

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Old 04-11-2015, 11:51 PM   #4202
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Depends a lot on the actual water depth on the road and the wind speed and direction. Rain-X is wonderful stuff.

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Old 04-12-2015, 12:19 AM   #4203
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I looked at mine today. Debated doing the transmission job, but eh. Lol. Gonna do it tomorrow, got a buddy that's gonna help.

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Old 04-12-2015, 08:13 PM   #4204
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New 1996 SL - just did my first oil change, was black! ugh - Using Mobile high mileage 10-30 - I live in AZ and its about to get really hot soon. Oil level was right on when I got the car, no tell tale old line on the stick. So, we shall see if she eats oil over the next month.

No oil leaks, but I did see drips coming from the oil plug . . . the seal is still intact on the plug, I cleaned all surfaces off, hopefully it was just a dirty seal. If need be, I will get a generic seal for the plug.

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Old 04-13-2015, 12:38 AM   #4205
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oil change, 2L out, 4L in, purolator filter. Oil was black, like a stormy night with a new moon, no stars, no lightning, waaaaaaaaaay out in nowhere with no light pollution or a flashlight. Black. I usually put a liter in every 500 +- kms. Lots of oil leaks from my oil pan, maybe some on the transmission, will watch next time. Checked fluids, kicked the tires, dumped the sand out of the floor mat. Drank a beer, or two.

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Old 04-13-2015, 02:04 AM   #4206
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This isn't today but I have some updates. Last Thursday I got some cheap hubcaps off of ebay and put them on. I'm tired of the steelie look because it makes my car look like a beater. I want to show that I take care of it.

Last Tuesday I had to get a rotor replaced because a brake shim came loose and scored the rotor. I got both rotors replaced, got the rear drum brakes cleaned and adjusted, and got a brake fluid flush.

Since the last time I posted it's gone over 100,000 miles. Last time I checked it stands at a little over 101400. I get an average 34.5 mpg according to Fuelly.

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:01 PM   #4207
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Oil and filter change. Subframe rust touch up. Tough winter in MA, more surface rust than usual. Wash and wax.

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Old 04-14-2015, 12:00 AM   #4208
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Scrubbed on the timing cover today. In the process of reringing the engine in my 2001 SC2. It's the one I drove for 2 weeks in 2013 and I am just now really working on it. The engine was pulled about 2 years ago.

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Old 04-14-2015, 09:29 AM   #4209
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Yesterday, Hikaru got a wash with one of those wash/wax soaps, full interior detail and a undercarriage spraying to help clear out any remaining salt

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Old 04-15-2015, 02:43 AM   #4210
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After solving the intermittent low coolant light problem (by adding 8 oz of fluid to the reservoir) I figured it was time I got some other things out of the way.
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New plugs and wires, new fuel filter, new PCV valve and cleaned throttle body.

Merry Christmas (either late or early, depending on how you look at it) to my faithful SW2 !!

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Old 04-15-2015, 07:20 AM   #4211
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Yesterday: Washed & Waxed the Red Hot. Dang, does it ever shine & GLOW Red.....

Today: Changing the front brake pads on the Red Hot.

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Old 04-15-2015, 11:00 PM   #4212
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Changed the alternator on the 96 SL, and I hope to never have that 'pleasure' again. Removal in my case was further complicated by my decision to run the taller oil filter. I wish I had known about the bad alternator before I changed the oil last week, so I could change it while the filter was removed. And whose bright idea was it to put that top bolt up under the power steering pulley where you can feel it, but not see it? I have a bruise on my arm from trying to get it threaded back in. Ah, the pleasures of wrenching on a Saturn . . . .

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Old 04-16-2015, 12:01 AM   #4213
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removed snow tires put summers on.

checked brake shoes and pads.

did the final trans and filter change to the Castrol transynd.

repaired fuel pump plug in the (swimming pool) trunk.

I need to pull panels and seal seams.

the headlights were crazing almost looked like a clear coat that was cracking, so I sanded it off and wet sanded in steps and polished them. but I think I may wet sand them and clear them. they look good right now but theres no protection for the plastic now. when I did the initial sanding i could see when I was sanding through the coating.

changed head light bulbs hi and low beams. had the originals in it , only one burned out but the other bulbs were looking pretty dark.

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Old 04-16-2015, 12:51 AM   #4214
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also changed upper mount with factory mount ,boy did that smooth things out, Loretta was very happy about that.

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Old 04-16-2015, 06:26 AM   #4215
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Today: Changing the front brake pads on the Red Hot.
THIS took WAY longer than it should have. One of the AC Delco pads was toleranced too big; bugger wouldn't fit. So I had to take sandpaper to the nipples on each end.

The old pads were grinding on the left side, but there was plenty of pad left. Last owner must've put in crummy pads.

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Old 04-16-2015, 10:35 AM   #4216
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THIS took WAY longer than it should have. One of the AC Delco pads was toleranced too big; bugger wouldn't fit. So I had to take sandpaper to the nipples on each end....
One of the EBC brake pads on my pick-up were that way. I had to file the ends a little. I could see the pads and paint were smudged. --Like someone tried to install the pads and then exchanged them for a set that fit.
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On my SC2, I did a quick alignment check. Leveled the car and pulled a string along the sidewalls. Yep. All 4 have a tiny bit of toe-in. If I want to get rid of that little bit of squirming on the saw-cut rain grooves, then I need to adjust camber closer to vertical. (B-stone Tarzana Serenity Plus)

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Competition Clutch 10Lb. Flywheel. 14 stalls to date (and loving it).
Oil use is 1 ounce per 100 miles with ~230,000 miles on the engine

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Old 04-16-2015, 05:36 PM   #4217
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New Seat Covers - I was up until midnight making seat covers for my 96 sL1 - I made patterns off the seat, bought bath towels (in gray/white zebra) and sewed up some skin tight covers. I can remove to wash, the towels are pretty plush and best of all it cost me all of $10 per seat! (Two towels per seat at $5 each). I think I may cover the rear too.

It was either make seat covers or sit on my ass and watch TV . . . again.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:39 PM   #4218
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New Seat Covers - I was up until midnight making seat covers for my 96 sL1 - I made patterns off the seat, bought bath towels (in gray/white zebra) and sewed up some skin tight covers. I can remove to wash, the towels are pretty plush and best of all it cost me all of $10 per seat! (Two towels per seat at $5 each). I think I may cover the rear too.

It was either make seat covers or sit on my ass and watch TV . . . again.
Wow! You could sell those on etsy!

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Old 04-16-2015, 09:54 PM   #4219
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Today I changed the clutch in my new (to me) '02 SL (119k). First time I've attempted a clutch, and it went quite smoothly with the stuffing the tranny in the fender-well technique found here. Changed the output shafts seals while I was there, since one was all torn up yet not leaking and the other was leaking and not visibly torn up. ALMOST had it running again tonight but my helper knocked my coils off a shelf and broke one . There's always tomorrow.

Before I could even back the Satty in I had to change a CV shaft in my '96 Legacy, but that's a different forum

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Old 04-17-2015, 01:32 AM   #4220
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Got the spark plugs and wires changed. Installed OEM Saturn Spark Plugs that I bought from a Saturn dealer about six years ago. I don't know if those are even available anymore...

The bad news is that the old plugs (that had been in there way too long) came out dripping oil. So it looks like I have a cam cover job in my future.

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