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Old 02-13-2020, 09:39 PM   #6441
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:28 PM   #6442
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^+1, the wrap looks great!

I checked my tire pressures and found them ranging from 25 to 10 psi. I hate aluminum wheels and cold temps.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:47 PM   #6443
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Bought two new Blizak tires in the wider 195 width so that I can run front tire pressure closer to the Saturn factory door sticker recommend pressure...
Yes, problem solved! The front suspension thanks me

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Old 02-18-2020, 10:04 PM   #6444
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Pulled a drivers door from a 93 SW2 at the local Pick-N-Pull to have a backup manual window regulator. This part has gotten so rare, and a lot of them in the yards are broken, so I picked up a good part while I could.
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:49 AM   #6445
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Did this on Tuesday, but the forms have been down.

Put on the shorter 778 serpentine belt. It finally solved the rattling the belt tensioner would do at idle in reverse/ drive, or under a lot of load. Also gave it its first wash in about 2 months. Its already kinda dirty again, but it looked nice for about a day lol
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:43 AM   #6446
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Thought about a motor swap...

But in the end, ended up selling the engine and used the funds to buy some ATV's and a trailer for the wife and I



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Old 02-26-2020, 03:20 PM   #6447
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Added a small volt gauge to the center console

Edit: Does anyone know a good accessory wire I can tap into? I currently have a relay set to come on with the ignition, but only in the run position. Id like the relay to come on with the key in the accessory position.
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Old 02-26-2020, 04:16 PM   #6448
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Added a small volt gauge to the center console

Edit: Does anyone know a good accessory wire I can tap into? I currently have a relay set to come on with the ignition, but only in the run position. I’d like the relay to come on with the key in the accessory position.
Too late but you may have considered this instead.

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Old 02-26-2020, 04:31 PM   #6449
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Too late but you may have considered this instead.
I did consider a few different styles with usb ports, but I wanted to keep the original cigarette lighter anyway so I figured I wouldn't need them. (I may change my mind later on this, I'm very indecisive )
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:24 PM   #6450
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But in the end, ended up selling the engine and used the funds to buy some atv's and a trailer for the wife and i :d



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Old 03-01-2020, 10:22 PM   #6451
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Grabbed a map light from the junkyard to add to my non-sunroof equipped Saturn. Just had to cut a hole on the headliner board and run 2 wires up to it. Its a pretty tight fit since the sunroof headliner board has more room behind it for everything. I had to chop off the two pegs that normally hold it onto the roof to make it fit. I left the sunroof switch in so I dont have to look at an empty hole, but I may repurpose the space with something else later.
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:14 PM   #6452
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Bought Pennzoil High Mileage 5w30 and a Motorcraft FL400s filter today. Last weekend we sold my sisters Chevy Malibu (my old car back in high school) and got cash and an 03 Saturn Ion for trade. Guy said it needed a head gasket, but literally just needed a new hose and some coolant. Mechanics really trying to get people these days smh. Turned around and sold the Ion to my uncle so two cars sold in a weekend.....to pay for my Saturn's oil drinking habit!
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We have two Saturns at home currently.


I used Wolfman's awesome guide to program two additional remotes, and used 11 cycles to get rid of the stupid alarm thing. It's a $500 car and a manual.

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Here is my jumper for program mode. This is the '98 SC2.
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Removed the winter steel wheels and installed the summer wheels
The new steel winter wheel was one I ebay bought to replace a new bent ebay bought steel wheel.
New Bent:

New Replacement:

The replacement was hub-centric & snug to the point I could not remove it until I used a puller. A puller that barely fit. But at least it fit.
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:23 PM   #6455
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OK Guys - this will give you a giggle.

A short time ago I replaced my headlights and was pretty happy with how they came out. Unfortunately, I had failed to see a plastic 'hook' that helped hold the headlight into place properly and had to redo them last night. I was wondering why they were in a little different position than the old ones. Details, details.

You aren't the only one who missed that detail.

I bought a set of headlights last year to replace one that had the vertical adjustment broken, and eagerly installed them along with 9011 and 9012 bulbs. Imagine my surprise when I had to have the headlights almost cross-eyed just to have the beams pointed in a somewhat forward direction, despite fully functioning adjustment.

Until I saw this post, at one point the SL had one light pointed forward and one scanning trees for squirrels and birds. Once I finally hooked the lights into place, I was actually able to adjust the lights properly and make them point forwards... wild, right?

Also, I was able to replace the foam seal for the fresh air intake on the cowl (thanks to alordofchaos). It turned out alright, I guess --I was trying to channel my inner Dummo for sculpting this properly.


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Did an oil change today without jacking up the car. I read that you can get access to the filter by just turning the wheel all the way to the left and doing that worked great. With the car still on the ground, the sway bar became a nice place to prop up the filter to drain

The drain plug was also only on finger tight when I removed it and I have no idea how it hasn't been leaking like crazy the past 6 months. Snugged it up good this time.
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Cleaned the EGR and performed an MMO soak a couple of days ago, and put the plugs back in today. There was leftover MMO in cylinder #1, but not in the others.

When I put the plugs back in and started the car, I put on a smoke show that rivalled the Kiss Destroyer tour of 1976. It lasted a good couple of blocks before it finally went away.
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Did an oil change today without jacking up the car. I read that you can get access to the filter by just turning the wheel all the way to the left and doing that worked great. With the car still on the ground, the sway bar became a nice place to prop up the filter to drain

The drain plug was also only on finger tight when I removed it and I have no idea how it hasn't been leaking like crazy the past 6 months. Snugged it up good this time.
Mine also loosens up from time to time. Very concerning..
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I pulled the 98 SC2 into the hangar. Illinois is going under a shelter in place order starting tomorrow due to the coronavirus. I plan to fiberglass my broken door skin mount tabs, replace my window motor and regulator, and replace the aftermarket ignition key with a properly keyed OEM one. I'll be working from home for 3 weeks and won't need to drive.
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