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Old 04-06-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default How to tell that you own a Saturn S

You have LOTS of those Rock Auto auto magnets on your fridge

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Old 04-06-2019, 01:01 PM   #2
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I am working on completely covering mine

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Old 04-06-2019, 01:23 PM   #3
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Here's my collection on our freezer in the garage.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:05 PM   #4
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Here is mine. I think I was shorted a couple.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:45 AM   #5
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I have completely lost count of them.
My wife banished me from adding any more to the fridge some time ago (although 18 still remain).
Lately they are breeding on tool boxes and supply cabinets and are threatening to start appearing on flat metal surfaces in the cars and truck......

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Old 04-15-2019, 08:54 AM   #6
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Checking your oil every 3 days or so is another symptom. It took me several months to get out of that habit after replacing my SL.

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Old 04-15-2019, 09:01 AM   #7
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I don't have a single quart bottle of oil in my garage.

I have four 5-quart full jugs, a half jug I am currently using, and a bunch of 5-quart empties I need to toss out (or have used motor oil that needs recycling)

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:00 AM   #8
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Checking your oil every 3 days or so is another symptom. It took me several months to get out of that habit after replacing my SL.
Our '99 uses almost no oil after the rebuild. The '98 is also not bad, maybe a quart in 3000 miles.

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:51 PM   #9
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On choice sections of pavement, you turn down the radio to listen for unknown rattles, as opposed to the familiar known rattles. You even know which rattles disappear once wind pressure takes up the slack in loose body panels.

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:05 PM   #10
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I'm slowly recovering. I haven't gotten a magnet since today. Before that it was last week.

Another sign is you share good Saturn deals you find on Craigslist with your non-Saturn friends to try and help them.

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:50 PM   #11
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Our '99 uses almost no oil after the rebuild. The '98 is also not bad, maybe a quart in 3000 miles.
Our 97 SC2 has a rebuilt engiine we got out of a 98 SW2. My SO added a 1/2 qt just before the oil change - at 6000 miles.


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Old 04-21-2019, 10:44 AM   #12
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I'm slowly recovering. I haven't gotten a magnet since today. Before that it was last week.

Another sign is you share good Saturn deals you find on Craigslist with your non-Saturn friends to try and help them.
I do this!! I am responsible for at least three friends and my boss buying Saturn's in the last year.

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