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Old 05-18-2004, 07:37 AM   #21
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Hey Spazie,

Be careful when you go for the wire connector...there is a plastic piece that covers the wires which is attached to the sensor piece. I pulled it off and thought I had broke the plastic cover, but it snaps right back on.

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Old 05-22-2004, 10:05 PM   #22
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I bought meters, you know for oil, temp and volt.. you say "DO NOT PANIC", well I PANIC and I returned the product to Canadian Tire LOLOLOL.. I didn't read your post in time I guess =( .. oh well, 40$ for something else.. like paint..

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Old 05-25-2004, 04:22 AM   #23
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Just read this after a few weeks. Important note: Put the cap BACK ON the resevoir tank TIGHTLY after removing it to relieve any pressure on a STONE COLD engine. The cap is a ONE WAY VALVE. If you still get a huge amount of coolant loss out the tiny ECTS port when the sensor is removed, either:

1. The engine was indeed NOT stone cold, or:
2. The resevoir tank cap seal or cap one way vent valve in it is bad.

You should not get a huge amount of coolant loss if the directions are followed to the letter and the system is intact (sealed) and the cap is good and securely tightened, after being initially removed to vent any residual pressure.

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Old 05-30-2004, 03:18 AM   #24
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I'd just like to say Hi to everyone.. The house has a '96 SC2 that I get to work on for some reason. I mainly deal in old pre '72 cars so this aluminum and plastic thing is new.. Bear with me plz.. I've read over this forum for a few days and will say, WOW! What a great buncha guys!

So, onto the reply.. I cannot stress enough Wolfman's "Don't Overtighten" statement.. There's a photo to follow.. I'd like to add, Do NOT use a 1/2" Socket Wrench to install this! Stick with a 3/8 or 1/4. It may have only cost me an extra $17 for another part, but the time and agravation, not to mention scare factor was not worth it!

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Old 05-31-2004, 01:44 AM   #25
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Default Re: Re: Re: Replaced ECTS

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Do you just wash the engine off w/ some water from a hose to get it clean? My dad said to take it to the car wash and use the pressure washer on it.. i'm worried that the pressure would cause damage??
don't use a pressure washer, that would be very bad. on his old cars from the 60s or 70s, this may have worked. but on today's cars the damage would two fold. first there are countless sensors and modules and solinoids and blahblahblah, much more then any older car. second, and more importently, all the wiring connection have weather seals, which work great normally. but with a lot of pressure, not only will the weather seals fail, when the pressure returns to normal, water becomes trapped inside the seals and connectiors, and its not that it may corrode, its that it WILL corrode.

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Old 05-31-2004, 08:46 AM   #26
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second, and more importently, all the wiring connection have weather seals, which work great normally. but with a lot of pressure, not only will the weather seals fail, when the pressure returns to normal, water becomes trapped inside the seals and connectiors, and its not that it may corrode, its that it WILL corrode.
Point, very, very well made...

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Old 06-14-2004, 10:08 AM   #27
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Wolfman, you are amazing! I changed this part a few eeks ago and my gas mileage has gone from 175 miles per tank to 310!!! This part paid for itself in under a week!


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Old 06-18-2004, 09:28 AM   #28
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Wolfman, you are amazing! I changed this part a few eeks ago and my gas mileage has gone from 175 miles per tank to 310!!! This part paid for itself in under a week!
I'm not getting too great gas mileage. I'm replacing my radiator so I'm going to replace this too. Right now I think I'm getting around 240-260 miles a tank. I don't really know because my odometer is broken.

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Old 06-19-2004, 12:54 AM   #29
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I'm not getting too great gas mileage. I'm replacing my radiator so I'm going to replace this too. Right now I think I'm getting around 240-260 miles a tank. I don't really know because my odometer is broken.
you may want to throw in another $10 and change the thermostat too.

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Old 07-08-2004, 07:02 AM   #30
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followed these instructions and it took ten minutes

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Old 07-09-2004, 07:13 AM   #31
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Should I have to change my ECTS on my '01 SL1 after 25k miles (I part-time deliver pizza in it, miles rack up fast)? Would it make a difference in my mpg? Any improvement would be fantastic considering the current gas prices...

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Old 07-09-2004, 08:12 AM   #32
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Would help if you tell us what you're getting now.

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Old 07-10-2004, 06:37 PM   #33
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Pretty consistent around 240 on a full tank that I run nearly down to E. What I was curious about is whether or not this new all-brass sensor comes stock on my car already or not, since it's a '01? And don't tell me to go look, that would require... uh... effort.

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Old 07-14-2004, 12:44 PM   #34
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Saturn 93 SL1 ECTS: 13mm DEEP WELL

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Old 07-19-2004, 08:51 AM   #35
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I guess this is another good thing to replace after I replaced my valve cover gasket and spark plugs/wires the other day...The car has stumbling idle after it warms up unless it's the computer "relearning"...Or is there some other issue I need to address?...no codes being thrown and spark plug gap is at .040 Car is a 97SL2.

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Old 07-31-2004, 03:27 PM   #36
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Yup, just looked at the old ects about ten minutes ago. It was cracked all the way around. 10 minute successfull swap out.. following wolfman's instructions. I am noticing a considerably cooler running engine. Maybe gas mileage will improve as well?

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my engine temp never goes above quarter now w/ the new ECTS and the radiator. I would think that it should...

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Using the 13mm deep well socket, tighten the new ECTS into the engine by turning it clockwise. Keep the socket as straight as possible over the sensor to avoid damaging it. Keep turning until you feel it "bottom" in the hole but DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN IT!
FYI, the torque spec is 8 Nm (71 in-lbs).

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can someone post a pic of the location for a 2000 sl2? either my search criteria was off or ...? but I could not locate one. Thanks!

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The forum search database isn't working very well right now. (Forum owner is testing out new features.) Check the pictures in the following thread, and then look under your car's hood in the same location as the lower sensor that the wrench is turning...

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...threadid=37884

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