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Old 02-26-2021, 12:53 AM   #1
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Dizzy 1999 sl2 saturn 5sp 238,000 miles

I have a 2000 SL2 Saturn 5 speed Dosch dual cam it currently has 238 thousand miles on it I was wondering what kind of power adders that I can do to it without completely destroying my motor even though it might not make it that much longer should I just put a new motor in it or just leave it like that me personally I was going to put a luk clutch kit along with a matching flywheel with cold air intake nickel spark plugs NGK wire sets new clutch linkage Master slave cylinder but also wanted to put a whole new motor in it but don't have really the money to spend like that so for a junkyard motor
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Default Re: 1999 sl2 saturn 5sp 238,000 miles

Trying to pump up an engine with a quarter million miles on it is a bit like a 95 year old guy scarfing down a handful of Viagra.

Sure - he' s going to have fun for a short time - but you can predict how it' s going to go for the old guy....
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Trying to pump up an engine with a quarter million miles on it is a bit like a 95 year old guy scarfing down a handful of Viagra.
Quote of the year so far!

OP, check out https://forum.sixthsphere.com/. They do crazy stuff to Saturns there.
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. . . what kind of power adders that I can do to it without completely destroying my motor even though it might not make it that much longer. . . but don't have really the money to spend like that so for a junkyard motor
If this is your only car and you rely on it for work, school, or shopping, etc., you may want to re-think anything that affects its reliability.

There's a quote about cars being reliable, fast, cheap - pick any two. A stock Saturn S is cheap and reliable but not fast.
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should I just put a new motor in it or just leave it like that me personally I was going to put a luk clutch kit along with a matching flywheel with cold air intake nickel spark plugs NGK wire sets new clutch linkage Master slave cylinder
Other than CAI which it already has, those are maintenance items.

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A word of advice from somebody who's done it before: dont.
I have a 95 Sl2 with 150k, I started with a header and intake, then full exhaust, then cams, then megasquirt (aftermarket tuning), then turbo. Now the car is pretty unreliable, horrible on gas, and essentially a ticking time bomb.
So I ended up buying a 95 SW2 to daily drive since my Sl2 was unreliable and having issues.
The lesson here is that modifying a daily driver for more power will result in the need for a new daily driver.
I would keep driving your car, and look for another one to modify.
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The lesson here is that modifying a daily driver for more power will result in the need for a new daily driver.
Or you just need to know how far you can safely go. I feel like a NA deebs build would be pretty fun to do one day without much reliability loss since it uses all OEM parts. Its not that much more power, but if you are going to be rebulbing a twin cam it's really not that much extra work.

Once you get into forced induction, a standalone ECU, or both, that's probably when reliable daily driver territory ends.
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