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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-23-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,179
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: 266
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: 3
Views: 141
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: 312
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: 668
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: 668
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: 631
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: 132,173
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: 132,173
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: 1,186
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: 132,173
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: 377
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…
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-19-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: SL1 Best Transmission Fluid?

Manual 5 speed should use a TES-295 fluid.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/mobil,122062,transmission+fluid,11387
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: SL1 Best Transmission Fluid?

NAPA fluid is fine for automatics…

Works in power steering too…

Most parts store will try and sell you Dexron VI, which is wrong…

Saturn is one of the few that still runs Dexron III…
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-18-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: SL1 Best Transmission Fluid?

Transmission fluid should be Dexron III, not Dexron VI…

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/VAL773636?impressionRank=12

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NOL75200?impressionRank=2

Filter is a Wix...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-15-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Why is the Clutch squeaking in my 97 SL1?

Video

https://youtu.be/UwdsoviWO8w
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-15-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Why is the Clutch squeaking in my 97 SL1?

I had a squeaking clutch pedal on my 98 SL2....

Tried every kind of grease....

Finally, I replaced the clutch master / slave cylinders,

No squeak...
Forum: S-Series General 08-12-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: new SL -- help w/ what to do now?

Saturn's use a waste spark ignition system, two cylinders fire backwards...
Use a old fashioned copper spark plug...

Either the original plugs, or the newer V-powers
BKR5ESA11
V-powers BKR5E-11...
Forum: S-Series General 08-12-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: new SL -- help w/ what to do now?

Go by a hardware store and get a can or two of Rustoleum Rust Reformer.

Hit all the rusty spots, make sure to get the gas tank straps, and the muffler.
...
Forum: Classifieds 08-10-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By mattwithcats
Hampton, Virginia - Vue wheel hub $25

Spotted on Craigslist

Hampton, Virginia, wheel hub, $25, New In Box...

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/pts/d/hampton-saturn-front-wheel-hub-bearing/7363924993.html
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-06-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: White Smog Can't Catch a break

Numerous problems exist with this process...

First, proof of delivery.
How does the DMV know you received the letter?
Official letters should be sent registered mail, return receipt, or by...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-29-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Oil Pressure Lamp Won't Turn On Even With Good Bulb

9 volt battery, wire the oil pressure switch connectors to the 9 volt battery.

Start tracing, using a voltmeter or test light......

You can tell when you have the correct wire, because it will...
Forum: Vue General 07-29-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Spark plugs, spark plugs, spark plugs...

Rebates hacve shown up at O'Reilys...
...
Forum: Vue General 07-28-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Spark plugs, spark plugs, spark plugs...

Use the NGK Canada web site to find your plugs.
(The USA version is not as good)
https://ngkca.mypartfinder.com/

Next, my favorite places are Rock Auto or O'Reilly Auto for plugs......
Forum: S-Series General 07-17-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By mattwithcats
AutoRe: I know this has been discussed ...I just can't find it !!

Rock Auto

https://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/transmission-automatic,fluid+/+chemical,transmission+fluid,11387

All the way at the bottom, Mobil 1 ATF....
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