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Old 05-29-2018, 02:04 PM   #5461
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At 193,401, it received 4 fresh quarts of Rotella 5w-40 T6 synthetic and a Purolator PL20195 oil filter. Transmission fluid is next on the list, and a new Wix filter.

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Old 05-29-2018, 05:14 PM   #5462
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I hope that is a spare junk O2 sensor. Paint can block the O2 reference air and the fumes may contaminate the sensor as the manifold is open. Other than that looks good.
Yep, old junk from the bottom of the tool bag, thank you very much ^ .^

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Old 05-29-2018, 07:52 PM   #5463
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Today I swapped bumpers with an extra one I found at a junkyard about two months ago. Decided to get it out of the basement and swap it with the old beat one.

I plan to sand and paint the old bumper while it's off. Sounds like a good summer project to me

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Old 05-30-2018, 03:34 PM   #5464
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Friday, stopped at Menards and picked up a couple of bolts

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Then got home and fount the package from McMaster-Carr had already arrived They are fast!

Now they are all sitting on the table waiting for me to have time

Saturday, replaced both valve stems in the AC Schrader valves. Then added a full 12 oz can of R134a. Pressure seemed low (I didn't feel like dusting off the gauge set and hooking it up, so just used the one on a cheap refill unit for the low side).

Drove the minivan on Tuesday, AC felt a little weak so some weekend, may pull out the gauge set and split up another can of R134a between the two cars. I'll check pressure on both and see if they both need it . . . would hate to tap a can and not need the whole thing.

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Old 06-03-2018, 02:39 PM   #5465
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Saturday, rolled over 200k so did an oil change. Checked front brakes while I was in there, pad life looks fine. Not sure where this squeak that I have is coming from..

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Old 06-09-2018, 03:11 PM   #5466
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I programmed my key fob. Thanks Erik for the eBay link!
Also I put if a couple visor clips from the junkyard. Mine were missing.
I have a horn again. My dad gave me a new in the box horn he bought for his boat. I am going to look for a louder one.

I've got about 1000 miles since the last oil change. Still above full. The leaks and usage don't seem bad.

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Old 06-09-2018, 03:49 PM   #5467
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Finally got around to doing the other rear door sill
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:21 AM   #5468
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I swear if this oil pan still leaks, ill be a little upset.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:48 PM   #5469
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I did this about a week ago now but waited to post to see what using them would be like. Sanded and clear coated the headlights to try and make them look/ function better. It wasn't a huge difference when I finished so they either weren't that bad to begin with or I just didn't do that good of a job. These headlights already have so many lines (I'm not sure what else to call them) on the inside of the housing that it makes it hard to tell how clear they really are. Visibility at night is probably about the same as before but they look cleaner now, so I'll take it.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:59 PM   #5470
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POR15 painted a set of used, almost newly-rebuilt calipers.
They will require a finish coat. What color should old Saturn owners paint their calipers?

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Old 06-12-2018, 01:26 PM   #5471
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I made the back of my wagon into a big cooler for lunchtime naps. I have newborn and need to sneak in sleep whenever I can, even at work.

I used reflectix and then black construction paper on the outside to make it a little more stealthy. I'm sure adding the paper makes the reflectix a little less efficient, but I don't care. It's still WAY cooler in the car. I need to make one more for the very back window and make a couple for the 2 front windows as well. The windshield is blacked out with a regular sunshade.

I can run the AC for 10-15 mins, get it nice and cool and nap for a good hour before it starts getting too hot, even in 90 degree weather.




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Old 06-12-2018, 02:59 PM   #5472
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^^^^That would be really cool to combine with the "Shaggin Waggon" http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=156776

Although with a newborn that probably makes that mod a little impractical...

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Old 06-15-2018, 06:39 AM   #5473
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Throw rug roof rack!
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(3) 30 x 50 throw rugs. (I keep them in my SW2 almost all the time with the back seat folded down)
(Lots of) free twine from hardware superstore.
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Lay one rubber backing side down on your roof and place the other 2 rolled up nappy side out like yodels to create the rails.
Using the plastic twine supplied free of charge at The Home Depot, tie your cargo using the dental floss method. (The dental floss method is the theory that the more times you wind the string around an object, the greater its ability to grab hold.)
Both fore and aft lengths of plastic twine get fed through the openings of the rear doors (while doors are open and not through the window frames)
This worked surprisingly well with the 2 2x6x12 ans 1 2x6x8 of pressure treated lumber.

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Old 06-16-2018, 02:49 PM   #5474
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Washed the car, waxed the paint, vacuumed the floor, washed the carpets...basically a lot of cleaning.oddly, the drivers side floor mat has held up better than the passenger side. Weird but I'll take it
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:00 PM   #5475
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60 mph in a 45 residential zone. Chrysler product behind me means there are no speed laws!

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Old 06-18-2018, 09:12 PM   #5476
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Trailer hitch! Main purpose is going to be for a bike rack.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:12 AM   #5477
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hey, on your trailer hitch, how did you keep the muffler from hitting the hitch? I just installed a etrailer hitch and it rubs against the muffler

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Old 06-22-2018, 11:01 AM   #5478
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I swear if this oil pan still leaks, ill be a little upset.
Use the BLACK RTV sealant with the pan, because it is steel. Use the BLUE on ONLY the water pump gasket.

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Old 06-22-2018, 11:03 AM   #5479
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Full tank of EFP-90 fuel. 35.2mpg combined city/highway, over the last 1,166 miles of driving. Getting about 1,200mpg on the oil, as I only used 1 gallon

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Old 06-24-2018, 10:15 AM   #5480
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New plugs, wires, new O2 sensor, changed the oil, cleaned some things up. Going to go give her a wash here in a bit and a new air filter. Maintenance makes for a happy Cinnamon

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