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Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,563
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Has anyone tried putting 195/75R14 tires on an S Series?

Maybe the stock springs and struts are softer and therefore compress more on a sharper turn?

With 195/65r15 I had to take the exit ramp at 5 mph UNDER the speed limit to keep it from rubbing up...
Forum: S-Series General 11-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,563
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Has anyone tried putting 195/75R14 tires on an S Series?

I can tell you that 195/65r15 (worn with about 50% tread) rubbed up front when I'd take freeway exit cloverleaf corners especially, but the 195/60r15 I have on now do not rub.

Sorry, never got the...
Forum: S-Series General 08-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,530
Posted By cheapybob
Re: MAP sensor testing - 94 SL2.

Hindsight being 20/20, I should have driven the 2000 miles and rescued the old 97 when they called it totalled. It was minor enough that I could have fixed it.

The MPG on my daily commutes...
Forum: S-Series General 08-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Does driving technique help MPG?

Turning AC or defrost off will help, but cruise control gets much worse gas mileage than a steady foot. Its actually surprising its that way, but unless you are on flat open highway, it hurts MPG...
Forum: S-Series General 08-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,530
Posted By cheapybob
Re: MAP sensor testing - 94 SL2.

Thanks for the replies.

I ordered a new digital multimeter that will measure up to 6v as 6.000v, so I will have 3 digits of accuracy. With my old analog meters that all look about the same,...
Forum: S-Series General 07-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,530
Posted By cheapybob
Re: MAP sensor testing - 94 SL2.

I have a Scangauge. It has a MAP reading. I have 2 Saturns. I get a reading, which I think is supposed to be in PSI, but the readings don't make sense. At idle it might be 4.8 typically, when...
Forum: S-Series General 07-22-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Higher MPG quest

The only way to calculate gas mileage is to divide the number of miles driven by the amount of fuel consumed, and in a normal car, the only way you can get the amount of fuel consumed is to fill the...
Forum: S-Series General 03-31-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,996
Posted By cheapybob
Re: S-series front brakes

That looked like a racing rotor to me. Mine don't have the grooves in them on my Saturn. I wonder if that is causing your problem? I also notice that the glazing shown is on the inside. Is it...
Forum: S-Series General 03-31-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Scangauge impressions, or I Love Data

I agree with all the above, but the TPS reading would be real useful as would the IGN reading, more so than FWT or MPH, once you know your cooling system is good. I try if possible to get FIA to...
Forum: S-Series General 10-03-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By cheapybob
Re: tallest tires that will fit

195/65//15 do fit, but at 70% tread they rubbed the front fenderwell under harder cornering. As they get older and have less tread, it has become less of a problem.
Forum: S-Series General 10-10-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,100
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Now up to 57.3 mpg at 60 mph in my 97 SC1

The 97 SC1 is long gone.

It was hit and totaled by a drunk driver in a hit and run while being loaned to one of my kids and was 1500 miles from home at the time, so it went to a junkyard.

2...
Forum: S-Series General 04-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,362
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Why do RPM's not drop for 5 seconds with no gas pedal and clutch in?

That's the problem that the new TPS fixed.

If you think its "sticking" between 1000 and 1500 RPM at normal temps, and around 1500 when very cold, I don't think that's true, because that's where...
Forum: S-Series Mods 04-21-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

I am certainly no expert, but would guess that when the IAT temp is up high, it has learned to retard the spark to avoid knock. That's why i watched the spark advance numbers at lower temps and...
Forum: S-Series Mods 04-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

My air filter doesn't look that bad after 5000 mi. So, what is the black stuff on the air filter/where is it coming from or is it the filter element itself burning?

At 175f mine would definitely...
Forum: S-Series General 04-11-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,362
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Why do RPM's not drop for 5 seconds with no gas pedal and clutch in?

As I said before, replacing the TPS did fix the problem
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-31-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

In general, the heavier the tires, the more it takes to get them turning, and the wider the tire, the more rubber is required to make them, so the heavier they are, assuming they are the same height....
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

I see the article was from 1984. That would mean that any patent on it has by now expired. Yet we don't see anything like this, still.

I tried preheating the fuel to 195f on my 97, but it didn't...
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-25-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

I tried a WOT run from about 20 up to 70 with the HAI at 154 on a long uphill expressway on ramp the other day, and I'd say 154 is about max, maybe go a little lower to be safe, if you want decent...
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-24-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

Nice little piece of info to know, there, thanks...
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-23-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

Yes, if you noticed, I also removed the resonator and used the hole for the hot air intake. I left the cold side stock, and got a 2nd tube at the JY for free to match it, and mounted and jb welded...
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-23-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

Congrats on getting it to work on a DOHC. Its something I hadn't tried. And your MPG numbers are great, especially since its got an automatic.

My original one on the 97 wasn't insulated to the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Do I need to reset the PCM and relearn if I replace the front O2 sensor?

These were so cheap the terminals weren't even brass plated. And yes, otherwise they were as you described.
Forum: S-Series Mods 03-19-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,012
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Better fuel efficiency with power on demand

Topped off the tank the other day and the Scangauge was spot on with its estimate, which was 36.4 mpg overall last tank, so again, a bit better, and not bad for in town driving.

My intake seems...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-19-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Do I need to reset the PCM and relearn if I replace the front O2 sensor?

Yeah, you buy a used car with 95,000 miles on it and you just don't know what's been done to it, or if they bought decent parts to put into it or not.

I could have tried to restring and recrimp...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-18-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By cheapybob
Re: Do I need to reset the PCM and relearn if I replace the front O2 sensor?

Thanks for the replies. I didn't reset it. I made the mistake AGAIN of changing more than one thing at a time (changed plugs and O2 sensor), and the engine started missing under load.

I hooked...
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