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Old 10-21-2019, 10:11 PM   #6261
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I need to do my oil.... it's over due, and I may need to figure out how to drain my washer fluid. I filled mine up earlier this year with the summer blend that isn't rated for low temperatures.
Last time I had to drain mine I just removed the one bolt holding it on and dumped it into a bucket. I know 3rd gen has a different bottle shape though and I'm not sure if it's mounted differently. Should be similar though as long as the air pump doesn't get in the way.

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Old 10-21-2019, 10:34 PM   #6262
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Buy a bottle of 70% or 91% rubbing alcohol and put in the whole bottle. It will not freeze and then add winter mix.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:06 PM   #6263
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Swapped the rear doors with inoperable rear windows (and glued shut and still fell, looked nasty) with working and great shape rear manual crank doors!! I left the tan panels on the inside even with the rest of the interior is gray!!

Then had the near new tires swapped from the parts cars steel rims to the wagons aluminum rims!!

Then got an alignment on the wagon!!

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Old 10-21-2019, 11:09 PM   #6264
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I need to do my oil.... it's over due, and I may need to figure out how to drain my washer fluid. I filled mine up earlier this year with the summer blend that isn't rated for low temperatures.
Just pop the pump off and clean the little rubber screen while it is off!!!

Or grab the condensed rainX brand that you add to a gallon of regular stuff. Because that is all they sell out here, no regular winter stuff (San Diego)...

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Old 10-22-2019, 07:37 AM   #6265
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^ Turkey Baster or long shampoo bottle hose & nozzle.

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Old 10-22-2019, 09:01 AM   #6266
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I need to do my oil.... it's over due, and I may need to figure out how to drain my washer fluid. I filled mine up earlier this year with the summer blend that isn't rated for low temperatures.
It would probably be easiest just to use a siphon. A piece of rubber hose would do the trick, fill it with water or washer fluid, keep your thumb on one end and drop the other end to the bottom of the tank and lower the free end to a point below the tank and release your thumb and drain back into a container.

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Old 10-22-2019, 09:55 AM   #6267
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I siphoned out my washer reservoir in my $200 Buick Century when I had to replace the pump. Worked great.

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Old 10-22-2019, 10:56 AM   #6268
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I need to do my oil.... it's over due, and I may need to figure out how to drain my washer fluid. I filled mine up earlier this year with the summer blend that isn't rated for low temperatures.
Couldn't remember if there was a 10mm-head bolt at the bottom or not, so found this:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=145117

Kaervak's post indicates there is a bottom bolt close to the side light, which sounds about right. The washer tank is very long.

Though, if you get down there, I suspect you could just pull the hose or pump out to drain it. Again, it's been several years and I don't recall the setup down there.

Been several years since I pulled a 3rd gen washer tank; probably 6 years ago. I think I was planning of trying to fit it into my 2nd gen SL2 to increase capacity

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Old 10-22-2019, 07:25 PM   #6269
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A turkey baster sounds really easy, and I've got one for garage use. I've actually got the wheel well liner out, so I'm sure it won't be too hard to do. That reminds me, I need to get that liner back in before winter. I broke the screws removing it, so I need to get hardware.

I would like to clean that screen too.

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Old 10-22-2019, 08:56 PM   #6270
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... That reminds me, I need to get that liner back in before winter. I broke the screws removing it, so I need to get hardware...
I recently replaced my wheel well liners and found a really good deal on the clips at Amazon through a company called GOOACC.

https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/8...web_8379091011

You can get 100 8mm clips for a little over $8.00, plus they throw in a tool to remove the clips.

I also used 5/16" Neoprene washers (under the liner next to the fender) with the clips so the liners were more secure.

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Old 10-23-2019, 02:18 PM   #6271
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I recently replaced my wheel well liners and found a really good deal on the clips at Amazon through a company called GOOACC.

https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/8...web_8379091011

You can get 100 8mm clips for a little over $8.00, plus they throw in a tool to remove the clips.

I also used 5/16" Neoprene washers (under the liner next to the fender) with the clips so the liners were more secure.
Are you talking about the plastic pins? I may have enough of those. I need to clean them up and take a count. I actually snapped screws. There are three screws and u-clip on the front most edge of the fender. I think I broke them all.... solid rust. I think I can get the clips and screws locally. Those pins would be harder to find, Though.... I need some for my truck too. Thank you for the link.

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Old 10-23-2019, 05:40 PM   #6272
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Added 4 ounces of MMO in a full tank of non-ethanol gas 😊

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Old 10-23-2019, 06:50 PM   #6273
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Added 4 ounces of MMO in a full tank of non-ethanol gas 😊
Nahn Ethan All? What is that? I've never heard of it. What's it do?

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Old 10-23-2019, 09:04 PM   #6274
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Nahn Ethan All? What is that? I've never heard of it. What's it do?
MMO = Marvel Mystery Oil

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Sludge control & helps with compression. Been used almost forever.

Start here: http://www.marvelmysteryoil.com/prod...l-mystery-oil/

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Leather creme on the seats, moldings & rubber door/trunk seals.

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Old 10-24-2019, 07:41 PM   #6276
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For the SW2, I changed the engine oil, the coolant and the brake fluid....aaannd, put it back into storage.

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Old 10-24-2019, 08:16 PM   #6277
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I plugged my space heater in, and set the timer to go off at 3 am.

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Old 10-24-2019, 08:54 PM   #6278
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The $400, 78k mile, 00 SL2 went to LKQ scrap for $125.

Really hated to see it go when the interior and exterior were an 8 out of 10, the only issues I know of were a bad ignition cylinder and a leaky rack and pinion. But hey, it was sacrificed to save a 00 SW2 and the shocks to the 97 SL2 that has 295k miles.

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Motor, shocks, rear doors, main cat, driver-side mirror, BCM/ECU, throttle cable, all fuses/relays, arm rest, cluster, near new tires, a tie rod, a 1yo battery, and I am sure a few more things.

So my cost of all those excellent parts was now adjusted to $275!!

I put most of the old/bad parts back on, including a 97 DOHC motor in the trunk.
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