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Old 10-03-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Saturn has had a colorful history that's full of interesting bits of trivia. Al Clapsaddle has put together a list of some interesting facts from Saturn's early years on his website. So go ahead, peruse the list below, and test your knowledge with these Saturn 'did you know' trivia bits. If you have any good fact, send them to me and I'll add them to SaturnFans.com archives.

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Old 10-03-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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You know, i did not know alot of that, That is cool to know. A+!

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Old 10-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #3
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In 1993 Saturn recycled 41,700 tons of steel/aluminum and 1,640 tons of plastic.
Too bad they stopped. Evidently, you used to be able to take broken polymer S-Series body panels to your Saturn dealer, and they would recycle them according to their material (different panels are different materials, BTW). I tried that in fall of '06, and they couldn't do it. Natural outcome of a discontinued model, I guess.

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"... a new kind of body construction, which layers high-impact thermoplastics over a steel space frame that is impervious to rust ... "
Tee-hee. 'Course, even though it's not "impervious", it's a far superior design wrt rust prevention.

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Old 10-07-2008, 03:16 PM   #4
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Is Al Clapsaddle doing ok these days? I had the impression that he was ill?

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Old 10-07-2008, 09:32 PM   #5
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That was some cool trivia.

Owning my Saturn is like being part of history. Innovation and teamwork. That is what made Saturn special. It is more than a car. It is a different way of looking at things or doing business. (Infomercial done)

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Saturn originally tried to use the lost foam process to cast the head and block as one eliminating the head gasket.

The spin on automatic transmission filter was a great innovation.

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Saturn originally tried to use the lost foam process to cast the head and block as one eliminating the head gasket.
How would one install the valves?

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