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Forum: S-Series General 01-08-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: 1998 SC2 Burning Oil

On an oil burner, try using Shell Rotella T6 in 5W-40…
...
Forum: S-Series General 01-07-2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: 2001 Saturn SL2 key duplication

I see 14R1 on the key…

Plugging that in yields…


Silver/Black #14r1 Brass Automotive Key Blank https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-Brass-Automotive-Key-Blank/50298285
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-06-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Thinking about fog lamps

These look interesting…

880 Sylvania yellow fog lights…

https://www.sylvania-automotive.com/sylvania-880-fogvision-fog-bulb-2-pack/880FV.BP2.html
Forum: Sky General 01-04-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Replacing headlights with LED lamps?

Also try Rock Auto dot com...

https://www.superbrightleds.com/vehicle/2007-saturn-aura-vehicle-led-lights?make=67&model=398&year=2007

...
Forum: Sky General 01-04-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Replacing headlights with LED lamps?

Try Super Bright LED's dot com...

https://www.superbrightleds.com/vehicle/2007-saturn-aura-vehicle-led-lights?make=67&model=398&year=2007
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-02-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Recharge Battery

I have a Deltran Battery Tender cable attached.

This allows me to hook up any Deltran charger or tender up…

https://www.batterytender.com/Ring-Terminal-Harness

I used a Dremel tool to cut...
Forum: S-Series General 12-28-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Maxi Fuses…

Note sure the first and second gen cars used the 50...

Another kit to get is the Busmann Easy ID kit,
has seven each of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 amp light up fuses..
...
Forum: S-Series General 12-27-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By mattwithcats
Maxi Fuses…

All,

Maxi fuses are becoming harder and harder to find.

I suggest you keep a spare or two in the glove box…

50 amp
https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/bussmann,MAX50,fuse,2676

30 amp
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-20-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Thinking about fog lamps

Rock Auto

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/saturn,2002,sl+sedan,1.9l+l4+dohc,1388538,electrical-connector
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-20-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Thinking about fog lamps

You need several things…

A relay
The wiring from fuse box to lights
A couple of fuse box pins
The dash switch
And the lights

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274449445133
Forum: L-Series General 12-19-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By mattwithcats
LW1, Virginia Beach Virginia

LW1, Virginia Beach Virginia

2.2 engine, 112,556 miles, automatic

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/ctd/d/virginia-beach-2000-saturn-wagon/7422036708.html
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-15-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: headlamp issue

I would do the inexpensive things before I replaced the multifunction switch…

First, check headlamps. A loose connection or bulb about to burn out can cause flickering…

Second, a bad relay. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-07-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Fuel line leak at fitting in driver's side rear

https://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/hoses/lines+&+clamps,fuel+line+/+hose,fuel+line+/+hose,1001642

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/acdelco,32103,fuel+line+/+hose,11224
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Thermostat.... again?

The original thermostat installed at the factory was marked "Made In Germany".

These can be replaced with Stant 14279's ..

However, it is usually easier to replace the entire housing and...
Forum: S-Series General 11-22-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Engine Smoking...Synthetic or Natural Oil???

Use Shell Rotella T5 in 10W-30, or T6 in 5W-40,
along with the long filter, Fram 3600 / Purolator 20195 / Wix 51516…
Forum: S-Series General 11-21-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: 2001 sl2 air pump

Rock Auto…

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/saturn,2001,sl+sedan,1.9l+l4+dohc,1375017,exhaust+&+emission,air+diverter+/+bypass+valve,10192
Forum: Ion General 10-24-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Any simple tricks to pep up the 2.2 Ecotec a little?

Clean the throttle body,

New spark plugs,

air filter

Look on Rock Auto for good prices...

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy in 0W-30 has run well in Saturn SL2 automatics for me...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-24-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: 2007 Saturn Ion 2 MT Fluid

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEXRON

"Dexron VI is of a slightly lower viscosity when new compared to the prior Dexron fluids
(a maximum of 6.4 cSt at 100 °C for Dexron VI and 7.5 cSt...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-24-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: 2007 Saturn Ion 2 MT Fluid

On my Saturn SL2, manual transmission, I used a TES-295 fluid.

Same viscosity as Dexron III, but full synthetic...
Used in garbage trucks, and heavy vehicles...
...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-24-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: TIV transmission fluid left blue stain

Get a handful of clay cat litter.

Put on top of stain.

Dance on top of cat litter, preferable wearing shoes...

No, I am not kidding, grind it into a powder and into the concrete.

Sweep...
Forum: S-Series General 10-22-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 134,324
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

Energizer Head Light (flashlight)
350 lumen, $15.99...
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_HDC32E?impressionRank=23
Forum: S-Series General 10-22-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 134,324
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

BAPA NightVision LED headlights, low beam, $99.99
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/LMP9006NVLEDF2N?impressionRank=1

This is for two bulbs...

Super bright Led's dot com......
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-07-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Mixing orange and green antifreeze

First, a little history...

Dexcool gets a bad reputation because it contained 2-EHA, a known plasticizer.
It softens plastic...

The problem was GM ALSO change the intake and head gaskets from...
Forum: S-Series General 10-04-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 134,324
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Current Motor Oil Rebates

ACDelco oil filters, PFL400A, $3.04, minus $1.50 rebate…

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/acdelco,PFL400A,oil+filter,5340
...
Forum: S-Series General 09-24-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By mattwithcats
Wasp nest behind mirror…

Another wasp nest behind the drivers side mirror…

Seems like the ideal location…

Fun to watch them crawl out and try to hang on while you do 70 down the highway…
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