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Forum: S-Series Tech 05-16-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By TomM96
Re: Engine swap 02 SC2 - non air pump head?

Thanks to Ultravioletnk and Fetch for clarification comments !



@ swcoupe:

The rear-mounted plastic InMan is major pain in neck to service, and they routinely Fail with
mileage (possibly...
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By TomM96
Re: This must be a supplier thing

On both my '97 & 2000 both lines were pretty similar. However, I Do
now recall that one (likely the inboard one) on my 2000 Did have a bit
more degradation, which I scraped off prior painting it.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-16-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By TomM96
Re: All to common coolant leak at the intake manifold

@ Eskimo619

Thanks for discussion & foto. A daunting R&R given all the attachments.

I recently brought a used DOHC head to a machine shop for repair,
with the cam cover attached. The shop put...
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By TomM96
Re: Coil Spring Isolators...

Are "isolators" = "strut mounts" ??
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By TomM96
Re: Premium Guard fuel filters any good?

Fine job (once again), Chaos!

The interchange listing suggests that GKI
may supply some other retailers (See * *):

http://gkindustries.com/ http://www.gkindustries.com/76/about-us ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-14-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By TomM96
Re: All to common coolant leak at the intake manifold

I suggest you Very Carefully inspect the used InMan.

I bought a used one from a junkyard -- the small tube was not too bad,
it was intact. But near by, the plastic walls/ridges which support the ...
Forum: S-Series General 05-14-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By TomM96
Re: This must be a supplier thing

During early 80s I replaced brakelines on a '73 Chevy pickup.

By that point I had discovered that the aftermarket lines from NAPA
began to rust after a year or two, while the ones from GM lasted...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-13-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1997 sw1 brake mysterio???

Prof needs determine where the fluid went drums/vac booster.

A sniff at the rear wheels might help, unless they are totally rusted shut.

So maybe loosening MC mtg bolts, and pulling unit...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-13-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By TomM96
Re: Possible coolant leak?

> This is the first time I've put some in,....

On my '97, the coolant looked the same always after the initial fill
(and after re-flush & fill when the radiator valve disintegrated).

On my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By TomM96
Re: Seeking a transmission recommendation.

I'm on Long Island. I never did any Trans work on my saturns.

A guy in my area once offered to do a trans rebuild on my TAAT.

I could maybe contact him (I'm in Bay Shore; Islip area, 1 hr...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,270
Posted By TomM96
Re: Another P0401 Thread

@ ultravioletnk
> to the left of the "MC33291DW" chip

In mid '90s i messed around with a Motorola PWM chip , pretty sure
it was MC3329...

Re PCM issues:
> Thank You, BillR for mentioning...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By TomM96
Re: Engine swap 02 SC2 - non air pump head?

I also think only 2 types head for 2gen and 3gen engines ... some at least of the '99 heads were mated with the gen2 aluminum InManifold. I believe all the
'99 heads had the ExMan with the precat &...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By TomM96
Re: Possible coolant leak?

At my local Saturn dealership, the parts man looked me in the eye
and said ... TWO tabs, at each time you fill the cooling system.

There's a purveyor of diesel engine components in Minnesota, who...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-12-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By TomM96
Re: Mystery coolant loss. Head gasket?

Good thread discussion, very good troubleshooting work by Rattlern64.

> Your engine NEEDS the GM 'cooling system seal tablets'
ACDelco 10-108 12378255

The Only thing you can buy at...
Forum: S-Series General 05-12-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By TomM96
Re: Coil Spring Isolators...

I try Summit racing, Rock Auto, Parts Geek online...

then also ask at FLAPS, NAPA & Carquest/Advanced, or an independent shop.
Forum: S-Series General 05-12-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By TomM96
Re: Premium Guard fuel filters any good?

I just went though this issue again a couple weeks ago... to the tune of
two 6-hour search & procure missions......

See the summary of the discussion including OldNuc from a decade ago:
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-10-2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1994 SL2 giving me a headache.,,..

Block should be drained/flushed refilled with new thermo every 125kMi,
or every three years.

Fuel filter refresh 100kMi.
Fuel pressure regulator every 150kMi.
Check fuel pressure now/then.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-10-2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By TomM96
Re: Auto tranny info

After about 20 years on forum, i read thru Wolfmans Slam cure
a couple weeks ago... after Waix linked to it.
>Back car up to a sturdy Wall, leave engine ON at Idle, with car TAAT
in Reverse for a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-10-2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By TomM96
Re: 97 died while driving

So, uh nanajx6 -

fun replacing the alternator, yes?

DB Electric is the way to go
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-10-2022, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By TomM96
Re: Steering rack leak

> new, Teflon-lined bushings into it.

>AWESOME<
Forum: S-Series General 03-10-2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,579
Posted By TomM96
Re: S series production data

All models suffered a significant decrease in sales from '99 to 2000.
Then, Sl & Sc recovered in 2001.

I wonder if the drop after '99 was people feeling wealthy, traded up to
larger cars ......
Forum: S-Series General 03-10-2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By TomM96
Re: Mad as hell about oil filters

NAPA has sourced their filters from WIX since at least 70s.

Wix is doing a lot of production in China for a few years, now.

Hastings, Purolator, and Baldwin are also good manufacture, as is ...
Forum: S-Series General 03-10-2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By TomM96
Re: 1998 SC2, MagnaFlow Exhaust Question

@ post #17

> Also, from eBay, #23450 uses a 2 diameter pipe.
The I.D. of my spare O.E.21013080 is 1.875 at the inlet.

OK ... but exhaust line is "tubing", which diameter is specified O.D.,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-10-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,239
Posted By TomM96
Re: My 1994 Homecoming Edition "Restoration" Thread

@ Bryan

> I've reached out to Sunroof Doctor but have not received a reply as of yet.

Customer service Email is a crapshoot, often no response.

Try a phone number, too.
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-10-2022, 01:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,239
Posted By TomM96
Re: My 1994 Homecoming Edition "Restoration" Thread

I was quite ignorant about 3-D printing until I found a good overview
in (IIRC) Machine Design.

Different machines have different capabilities; and same machines
vary capability depending on the...
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