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Forum: S-Series Tech 10-07-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
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: 205
Views: 130,342
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: 283
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: 391
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: 391
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: 391
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: 324
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: 324
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: 284
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: 284
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: 137
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: 872
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: 684
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: 482
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: 482
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: 341
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....
Forum: S-Series General 07-17-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Monroe OE Spectrum

Make sure you do some wandering on RockAuto...

Go back 4-5 years, to 97-98 models...

Go to the SOHC and the DOHC models...

Make sure you also look under the SW models, as they are the same...
Forum: S-Series General 07-17-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Economy ? Seriously ?

Oil and filter make a difference

Make sure you are using the long Fram 3600 / Purolator 20195 / Wix 51516 oil filter,
and Mobil1 Advanced Fuel Economy, in 9W-30.

I love Mobil 1 ESP in 0W-30...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: 1994 SL2 HCE needs a new radiator

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/saturn,1994,sl+sedan,1.9l+l4+dohc,1266937,cooling+system,radiator,2172

Looks like Denso is the way to go...
Forum: S-Series General 07-01-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: How do I keep this from popping out?

PCV valve?

Check to see if the hose is full of oil.

I suggest switching to the alternate PCV valve,...
No moving part 0.10" hole PCV designed to reduce oil induction into intake.
AC/Delco...
Forum: S-Series General 06-18-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 349,053
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

196 Saturn Wagon, $2,000, auto, Virginia Beach, Virginia

189K

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/virginia-beach-1996-saturn-wagon/7338273341.html
Forum: L-Series General 06-05-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By mattwithcats
LW300 Wagon for sale

Spotted this on Craigslist

2001 LW300 for sale, Richmond, Virginia, auto, wagon

70,000 miles

$3,200

https://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/d/richmond-2001-saturn-lw300/7330947088.html
Forum: S-Series General 06-05-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 349,053
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Saturn Craigslist Deal of the Day!

Amelia, Virginia

$500 Saturn manual with 190K...

https://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/d/amelia-court-house-2000-saturn/7331894488.html
Forum: S-Series General 06-03-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By mattwithcats
Re: Paint pen, brush or spray?

Testors is out of business...

Rustoleum shut it down in 2019....
Forum: S-Series General 05-29-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By mattwithcats
New Transmission Fluid, TES-668

New Transmission Fluid specification from Allison...

TES-668...
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