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Forum: L-Series Tech 06-17-2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By pierrot
Re: Is the engine dying (and some dumb things too)?

Yes, it does. Presently, it's ~one quart every two weeks with my commutes as they are. Thus far I'm not aware of any excess smoke from the exhaust system. With regard to the ICM and coil pack it...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-17-2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By pierrot
Re: Is the engine dying (and some dumb things too)?

You are correct, Irbraner. I was wrong.
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-13-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By pierrot
Is the engine dying (and some dumb things too)?

On Wednesday afternoon, June 1, the beginning of the dreaded LGBTQwerty+-/*@#%&= pride month, my car exhibited a problem I'd never before experienced with it. After starting the engine it was running...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 05-27-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By pierrot
Re: New Longroof

^That's great. Welcome to SaturnFans, Bigshankhank!
Forum: L-Series General 05-25-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By pierrot
Re: A/C Condenser Fan Direction

FWIW, the condenser fan is called a "pusher" fan, and the radiator fan is called a "puller" fan. It seems unlikely that your condenser fan is moving a significant amount of air forward (if at all)...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-25-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By pierrot
Re: Noob with an issue...metal in oil.

Welcome to SaturnFans, Wizarwar!

I have some questions:

1) How frequent have your oil changes been (i.e., how many miles between changes)?
2) What brand, type, and weight of oil do you...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-19-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By pierrot
Re: Passenger size floor matt is full of Dex Cool

In your last sentence you stated your concern with breaking plastic parts, and I have been hard on plastic parts, too. Additionally, the plastic parts have aged and may be more brittle as a result....
Forum: L-Series General 05-18-2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,796
Posted By pierrot
Re: Collapsed driver's seat L200 + repair

An update to this old post of mine:

The squeaks eventually worked themselves out. I can't be certain, but I think that the squeaks disappeared in less than a year. Regardless, that noise had...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-16-2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By pierrot
Re: Water Pump Replacement/ Timing Belt 3.0

I would tend to agree with you that the draining of the reservoir tank in such a short time seems very unusual especially if it did not create a noticeable amount of smoke from the exhaust system....
Forum: Vue Tech 05-13-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By pierrot
Re: Discontinued Parts

Welcome to SaturnFans, Stayne! Unfortunately, you're searching for a very tough part to find out there. There's a remote possibility that a new OE part can be found, but it's remote nevertheless....
Forum: L-Series General 05-13-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By pierrot
Re: Questions about L200

^All very good points, 02 LW300!
Forum: L-Series General 05-13-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By pierrot
Re: LS Wiper Motors

Well, if RockAuto's parts catalog is to be believed then the windshield wiper motor for L-Series cars from '00 through '05 is the same. The OEM website I like shows only one windshield wiper motor...
Forum: L-Series General 05-12-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By pierrot
Re: Questions about L200

Welcome to SaturnFans, joro91! FWIW, you may see my current rounded off mileage below to know that one can keep these cars going a long time if they're properly maintained. Since 2009 or so I have...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-22-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By pierrot
Re: Broken belt story...

I'm glad that the circumstances around this breakdown occurred as they did for you! As noted above, the water pump on the L-Series 2.2L engines is chain driven, the balance shaft chain specifically....
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-17-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2003 Saturn Vue Rear Brake Shoes

As a former aftermarket parts counterman I sometimes look into other product lines when information provided seems conflicting. So I took a look at RockAuto and saw the same thing you saw - only one...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-15-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,395
Posted By pierrot
Re: Motor Mounts, 2000 saturn Ls1

Do you not have access to an aftermarket repair manual? Is there a local library which may have some automotive repair manuals? (My local library actually does have them - lucky me.) You may be able...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-13-2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,916
Posted By pierrot
Re: 2001 L200 vibration while accelerating

What model Saturn do you have? Please specify the engine size and transmission type.
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-25-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By pierrot
Re: the old radio speakers trick in the L 100

I apologize as I hadn't been keeping up with the threads I'd be replying to recently. I'll send a P/M soon.
Forum: L-Series General 03-16-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By pierrot
Re: EGR port or not; Does it matter ?

The only member replying in this thread who has actually exchanged varying model year 2.2L, L61, VIN F engines, is 02 LW300. His experience tells him that you should have no difficulties swapping out...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-15-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By pierrot
Re: the old radio speakers trick in the L 100

You may have damaged wires between the door and the center pillar. This is a weak point especially within the looms to the rear doors. It's happened to me at both of my rear doors, but not at the...
Forum: Outlook General 03-14-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Posted By pierrot
Re: 08 Outlook loud clicking knocking sound

Apparently you've not received any greeting from a member here so...

Welcome to SaturnFans, Sarao!Making a repair based upon too little information can result in no change having been effected as...
Forum: Ion General 03-13-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By pierrot
Re: Fuel Filler neck replacement part? Ion 3 2.2L; CARB emissions

If you don't mind pulling your own parts at a wrecking yard from a donor car, you may also try visiting the LKQ Pick Your Part website.

https://locations.lkqpickyourpart.com/search

Fill in the...
Forum: Ion General 03-13-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By pierrot
Re: Fuel Filler neck replacement part? Ion 3 2.2L; CARB emissions

According to the link below, the parts breakdown shows a complete fuel tank filler including the short hose you've referred to above, but there is no part number for the larger assembly. Effectively,...
Forum: Ion General 03-13-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By pierrot
Re: Fuel Filler neck replacement part? Ion 3 2.2L; CARB emissions

According to the link below, the parts breakdown shows a complete fuel tank filler including the short hose you've referred to above, but there is no part number for the larger assembly. Effectively,...
Forum: L-Series General 03-13-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By pierrot
Re: EGR port or not; Does it matter ?

According to the OEM site I like to use, the replacement long blocks are the same from '00 through '04 for Saturn cars. Interestingly, the cylinder head replacement part number remains the same for...
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