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Old 08-06-2019, 02:31 PM   #6081
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I noticed a small leak coming from the recent transmission work and it ended up that the new filter was leaking a little. Had the mechanic replace the new filter with a WIX and will keep an eye on it.

Because the Saturn was up in the air I decided to take an image up her skirt from the rear. No rust, just a hotel for spiders.





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Old 08-07-2019, 01:41 PM   #6082
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On my '98 I did the intake air sensor on the radiator hose mod. I've been getting great fuel economy, like 31-32 on my 14 mile work commute with traffic lights. However, as it warms up it gets very stumbly and low on power as well. I'm approaching E on the gauge, have about 300 miles on the trip meter, so again somewhere over 30. I moved the connector back to the stock sensor which I left in place. The driveability is immediately better. I'll see how I do for fuel economy on the next tank.
It took me a while to get through this tank due to driving the $200 Buick. I filled up today and pulled down 31.5 MPG without the intake air sensor mod. That was with normal Connecticut expatriate driving, i.e. WOT and 5000 RPM in gears 1-3 to pull out into traffic. Pretty impressive! No more stumbles with my new coils.

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Old 08-08-2019, 05:21 PM   #6083
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Red Hot hit 97 MPH in 97F like a champ.

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Old 08-08-2019, 07:04 PM   #6084
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Red Hot hit 97 MPH in 97F like a champ.
Gad! and at your age....

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Old 08-09-2019, 10:28 AM   #6085
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Changed plugs in the 97 SL1. Rockauto wholesale closeout $.96 for NGK7755 plugs.

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Old 08-09-2019, 10:57 PM   #6086
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New Saturn owner, bought a 2000 SL2 with 133k for my daughter. A Porsche decided to play chicken with her Park Avenue and lost. Wanted to say thank you to this community as the information and instruction from this forum has been invaluable.

Today, I replaced the compressor, drier, condenser, hoses and expansion valve. Works perfect 40 degrees now in Houston, TX. Yesterday I replaced the gauge cluster, serpentine belt and converted the 3rd brake light to LEDs. Thank you all I can see why the Saturn is loved, its a great little car and relatively easy (easier than my M45) to work on.

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:05 AM   #6087
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Welcome to the forums! I don't know what year your Park Avenue was, but if it was close to 2000 you should get a few years added to your life due to easier maintenance. I have a 2000 Century and it is a nightmare to work on. Nice car otherwise though.

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Old 08-10-2019, 09:28 AM   #6088
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Not today, but yesterday.

Punted from behind

My front license plate and the bracket went with the truck as we pulled into a parking lot.

Scraped the back bumper up from the driver that punted me forward. Tossed all my fuel receipts and mileage logs out of the center console stack, but it looks like the only damage was really the front bracket.


That's twice in less than 6 months I've been hit in the Saturn within 100 yards of where I work. People should really learn to drive!
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:48 AM   #6089
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Rear-ending is an epidemic. On the bright side, at least your coworkers haven't started hitting your parked car, yet.

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Old 08-10-2019, 01:24 PM   #6090
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Just now...working on some olde jalopy, I saw this...the brake switch is in the brake pedal itself
This could be a good idea to provide the following driver with extra reaction time.

Wire it in parallel...

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Not today, but yesterday.

Punted from behind

My front license plate and the bracket went with the truck as we pulled into a parking lot.

Scraped the back bumper up from the driver that punted me forward. Tossed all my fuel receipts and mileage logs out of the center console stack, but it looks like the only damage was really the front bracket.


That's twice in less than 6 months I've been hit in the Saturn within 100 yards of where I work. People should really learn to drive!

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Old 08-10-2019, 01:42 PM   #6091
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Just now...working on some olde jalopy, I saw this...the brake switch is in the brake pedal itself
This could be a good idea to provide the following driver with extra reaction time.

Wire it in parallel...
Well that might have stopped this one, but the last guy ran right into the door. This time I think the guy was distracted, and the light was creeping forward. He waited and hit the gas as we were coming to a complete stop after the creep, so I'm guessing he was distracted, just finally saw the movement and hit the gas.

It did break several of the upper to lower cover connectors and the lower was unhooked a little in the middle. The absorber looks solid enough that I can just get some screws in it from the license plate holder, then a couple more up from the air vents in the lower cover. A heat gun made short work of getting the license plate holder back into shape. That little sucker is tough, it was bent a good 80-90 degrees and didn't crack or anything.

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Old 08-10-2019, 02:53 PM   #6092
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... A heat gun made short work of getting the license plate holder back into shape. That little sucker is tough, it was bent a good 80-90 degrees and didn't crack or anything.
With your talent, just wrap it in a bright neon red to make a statement.

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Old 08-10-2019, 07:18 PM   #6093
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I changed my oil, and topped off the tires. Right front was down to 25 PSI. I also overcame any delusion of putting an anti-fouler on the rear O2 sensor.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:34 PM   #6094
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That looks like some exhaust work is in your future.

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Old 08-11-2019, 09:43 AM   #6095
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With your talent, just wrap it in a bright neon red to make a statement.
I'm by no means what I consider a "wrap master" but there are some in this area. That bright red sure would stand out though.

Since my clear coat is failing on the metal panels on my '95, I've decided that if I keep it and put a clutch in it, I'll probably wrap it too. I was thinking of something off the wall, maybe Marpat digital camo.

They again, I've been run into twice in the last six months. Maybe I should wrap the whole thing with neon red?

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Old 08-11-2019, 03:11 PM   #6096
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...Then again, I've been run into twice in the last six months. Maybe I should wrap the whole thing with neon red?
I’m tellin’ ya’, you want this on the hood and/or roof!

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Old 08-11-2019, 03:21 PM   #6097
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I’m tellin’ ya’, you want this on the hood and/or roof!
I thought something like this would be more effective since you are getting rear ended and I believe you could make this.


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Old 08-12-2019, 09:46 PM   #6098
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I topped off the AC with about 1/2 can of this stuff I bought on clearance many moons ago, I believe at Target. The AC was functioning (barely), just needed a few ounces top-off after 2 decades.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:46 PM   #6099
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Discovered that all though my new BFG Comp 2 tires grab the road and have AMAZING dry traction, the S series just isn't made for taking corners lol. Soft suspension feels so spongy and wishy-washy when you push it... Not that I'm surprised to be honest, I just wanted to see how it would handle a sharp corner at 45mph lol

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Got quite a few things done over the weekend that I'd been meaning to, new fuel filter, new O2 sensor, new transmission temp sensor, and a new gasket and paint for the valve cover. Now I just have to do some cleanup under the hood, the fresh paint makes everything else look twice as dirty as it did beforehand.
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