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Old 09-10-2018, 08:18 AM   #5601
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... I think it is finally time to dump this car. It still has less than 85K miles on it.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:48 PM   #5602
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The new SCCNA sticker and the original one from Cafepress, so nice to have one back on the window.

Plus Saturn inlay stickers! It's about as close as can get to perfect since the cutouts are for the ION.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:16 PM   #5603
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Here's a link to not potato quality pictures
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:24 PM   #5604
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Those inlay stickers look great! Where did you find them? I've been planning for a while now that when I repaint my bumper (still a long way out, painting skills are a wip) to paint the "Saturn" a gold color to match the "saturn of Lowell" sticker on the trunk

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Old 09-12-2018, 10:41 AM   #5605
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Here:https://www.grafxwerks.com/-saturn-r...per-inlay.html
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:45 PM   #5606
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Gave away two of my defective Tarzana Senility+ tires and bought two Firehawks to replace them!
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15” tires, (44 psi max cold) with 37 psi cold, turn very fast at highway speeds

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Old 09-13-2018, 07:36 PM   #5607
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Left the oil cap off and sitting in the spark plug trough of the valve cover where it stayed for at least 5 days. Results after about 100 plus miles of 35 mph and slower stop and go commuting, 1/4 quart of oil lost out the top and mostly on the PCV hose.

Topping off my coolant due to the flickering warning light caused me to open the hood and discover my faux pas ( french for boo boo [which is bear for little buddy]).

Did I dodge a bullet?

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Old 09-14-2018, 10:08 AM   #5608
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Drove the two new rear tires 230 miles. Handling improved A LOT.

Interesting that the nubs wore off the slightly out-of-round tire, but did not wear off the one tire that runs true.

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Old 09-16-2018, 01:32 PM   #5609
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Gave away two of my defective Tarzana Senility+ tires and bought two Firehawks to replace them!
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15” tires, (44 psi max cold) with 37 psi cold, turn very fast at highway speeds
The AS? Or which? Thanks... :-)

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Old 09-16-2018, 04:52 PM   #5610
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The AS? Or which? Thanks... :-)
It’s Firehawk “AS”.
After a long highway run, I will grind the (still warm) “AS” tire round with the belt sander. It will probably be fine after that.

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Old 09-17-2018, 09:52 AM   #5611
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MMO soak Saturday night, oil change on Sunday. Drove out to do some shopping after and left a big smoke trail . . . petered out after 2~3 miles at 55 mph. Plugs in good shape, so put them back in.

PL20195 filter (still have about a year or two supply, some are the old yellow 'gritty' canisters) + Rotella T6 (part of the $3/gallon deal)

Also forgot, I got a free Shell Rotella cap with the oil purchase - bonus!

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Old 09-18-2018, 10:08 PM   #5612
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Over the last week I've, put on a new flange gasket, replaced both swaybar links, and got a new drivers side trailing arm. It's only been 4 days not being able to drive the Saturn due to the trailing arm, but it's been a long 4 days lol.

These parts sure have seen better days
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:43 PM   #5613
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Did the plastic to aluminum valve cover switcheroo. Hoping to never again see oil in my aptly named spark plug wells.

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Old 09-24-2018, 07:45 PM   #5614
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The new SCCNA sticker and the original one from Cafepress, so nice to have one back on the window.

Plus Saturn inlay stickers! It's about as close as can get to perfect since the cutouts are for the ION.
Oh, the Ion inlay stickers fit fine? Do you know if the inlay size is the same for every gen of S Series? I have a 3rd gen and been wanting to have some inlay decals made for a while, but if I can just buy the Ion ones instead, that'd work better.

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Old 09-24-2018, 07:53 PM   #5615
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This morning I swapped in and wired up an autodimming rear view I pulled from an 03 Saturn Vue into my 01 SW2!

I haven't had a chance to drive around the car yet, so not sure if it just hasn't updated yet or if the sensor is bad, but it's only said 81' F since I installed it.

Also, the ball joint is rather loose, so I put some cling wrap into the socket to make it fit tight. Eventually I'll find one with a better housing to swap around, but considering I bought this for $3 at my local junkyard, I'm very pleased I got it to work.

(Before anyone says something, I do plan to fix the headliner soon.)

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Old 09-24-2018, 07:53 PM   #5616
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Did the plastic to aluminum valve cover switcheroo. Hoping to never again see oil in my aptly named spark plug wells.
I think you will be quite satisfied with the first gen valve cover, over the cheap plastic ones. First Gen Saturn S-Series had most of the best of Saturn(especially 1995 S-Series).

I just added titanium header tape to my factory 1991-1992 exhaust "manifold" and the Y-pipe, to up velocity and flow to the resonator. That tape is $50/roll, plus $20 for the stainless clips that hold it in place.

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Old 09-27-2018, 09:18 PM   #5617
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Finally got around to wiring up my fog lights, had an issue with the right fog light and grounding. Have a temporary fix for grounding, but would like to get wire in the splice pack like it was originally meant.
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Also managed to get the strut mod working, turns out a Chrysler 300m(99-04) is the same exact car, and somewhat hard to come by in my area(Only 1 in my local yard).
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-Upper bolt ball stud from the Chrsyler 300m(99-04)

YMMV, if you dont cut parts of the foam and a little bit of silicone as it can interfere with the strut. Link to video of operation. I am aware that redline sells a kit that only requires a single strut, but that requires drilling and is expensive compared to the $10 I spent at the junkyard. The struts don't help until you are about 50% up but go higher than the original metal arm. The installation was beyond easy with the correct screws.
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:22 PM   #5618
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I drove my gutted out interior SW2 "The Hoopty" to go visit its cousins. All turned out to be sourpusses so nobody came home with us.

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Old 09-27-2018, 10:58 PM   #5619
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I haven't had a chance to drive around the car yet, so not sure if it just hasn't updated yet or if the sensor is bad, but it's only said 81' F since I installed it.

Also, the ball joint is rather loose, so I put some cling wrap into the socket to make it fit tight. Eventually I'll find one with a better housing to swap around, but considering I bought this for $3 at my local junkyard, I'm very pleased I got it to work.

(Before anyone says something, I do plan to fix the headliner soon.)

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IIRC the temperature sensor is not in the mirror, so unless you hooked up something through the cables then it will just display its last known temperature. I didn't think about a rear view mirror, I may snag a Cobalt rear view mirror next time at the junkyard as those have extra lists and an auto dim built into the mirror.

Your mirror may be already calibrated with the compass, but incase I get something here is the calibration for it : Link

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On the '99 Adam changed the oil. We did some looking for the leak and found the aftermarket oil pressure sensor was leaking. Put the original back in. He saw one tire was way low compared to the others, and found a screw in that tire. We did our first tubeless tire plug, will see how that holds up. On the '98, checked tire pressure and found they ranged from 16 to 22 psi. Now I know where my fuel economy went!

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