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Forum: S-Series Tech 10-13-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Amp67
Re: Tips for 10k miles

Don't forget to lube your caliper pins with good grade high grease (like Sil-glide) everytime you rotate your tires. This is fundamental in ensuring even pad wear.
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-24-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Amp67
Re: Which tie rod ends to buy?

I bought the cheapest ones from rockauto.com (don't remember the name). They have a grease nipple, work fine so far...I think they were $13 each.
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-24-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 29,987
Posted By Amp67
Re: Considering replacing spark plugs and spark plug wires - Need advice

I also purchased cheap Duralast wires from AZ. They have a lifetime warranty so you can take them back every 50K miles or so for a no questions asked replacement.
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-18-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By Amp67
Happy Re: Brakes!

I'd get my brake pads and rotors from rockauto.com -- $75 or so (medium grade Raybestos). There is a 5% discount code floating around as well. Make sure you clean and lube the caliper pins. Check...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-18-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Amp67
Re: Question on oil burning

I have a similar problem on my 95 SL2 A/T, 225K miles. I'm consuming 1 qt./800 miles. There are plenty of threads on this subject. I am in the middle of my second Auto-RX treatment. I will post...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-11-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,669
Posted By Amp67
Re: Self-adjusting rear-brakes questions

Excellent, please let me know...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-10-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,669
Posted By Amp67
Re: Self-adjusting rear-brakes questions

To disengage the shoes from the drum (to clear the ridge upon removal), does anyone remember which direction the star wheel is rotated? I would surmise that the direction would be opposite, driver's...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-02-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,004
Posted By Amp67
Re: Car dies while driving

The same issue happened to me after replacing a battery. The problem was the side mount bolt connections. One of the bolts were stripped, resulting in an intermittent connection - sometimes on,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-14-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By Amp67
Re: Fuel Pump Change

Hmmm, pretty expensive precautionary repair. I was considering the same thing, changed my mind when I realized that it was $$$$. Further, I don't see fuel pumps failing too much on this site.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-29-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,836
Posted By Amp67
Thumbs Up Re: 1999 SL2 converted to plug-in electric, speedometer problem

Very interesting! A couple of questions. Do you get regenerative braking? That will greatly increase your range in stop and go situations. Do you have some way of telling you where the optimum...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-28-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,609
Posted By Amp67
Re: Procedure for changing Pads and Rotors

Regarding the brake fluid getting old, a very quick way of reducing the effect is to replace the fluid in the reservoir. I pulled out all the old fluid with a $1 turkey baster, and poured in new...
Forum: S-Series General 05-27-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Amp67
Re: 44.30.8mpg w/ '96 SW2 at 65mph

Indeed these cars get great economy. It isn't a very well known fact, not so well reported in the media.

Speaking of real world economy, you should try driving a Prius at 70 mph constant speed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 59,008
Posted By Amp67
Re: FIXED OIL BURNING with ATF in engine crankcase

SDowney, please keep us posted on your ongoing oil consumption. I, for one, am interested.

Also, I am currently trying the AutoRx. I will report back on my results, in the middle of it now. Up...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-27-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,609
Posted By Amp67
Re: Procedure for changing Pads and Rotors

I personally have had very good success with Raybestos brake hardware on rockauto.com. You can get front pads, rotors, rear shoes, drums, all for about $150 delivered. And, there is a 5% off...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-26-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,673
Posted By Amp67
compression testing results

Hello all, this past weekend I borrowed a compression testing tool from my friend. I tested on a stone cold engine (sat for 48 hours). I cranked for 3 seconds on each cylinder (about 10 revs). ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-30-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,080
Posted By Amp67
Re: Open loop all the time???

one more item that might help you get better FE: higher coolant temp.

You indicated a water temp of 195. Try to push it to 205. There is a small range here. If you go too high, you'll start...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-30-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By Amp67
Re: Selling the Saturn if I cant fix it...

Did you change BOTH ETCS? The hard to reach one is what matters relative to properly fueling the engine. I made this mistake myself.

The EGR can be ruled out by blocking the flow (crushed coke...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-30-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,511
Posted By Amp67
Re: Where to buy good rotors

My two cents:

I have had bad luck with the cheap chinese rotors. On rockauto, I have had excellent success with Raybestos rotors. I used EXACTLY the same installation techniques, same driving...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-27-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By Amp67
coolant flush, thermostat replacement

Hi all, last weekend I followed Barnowl's coolant flush procedure, and at the same time replaced my thermostat. The previous thermostat had the engine running at the 5/16ths point on the temperature...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-08-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Amp67
misc. maintenance

Hi all, a few things:
- Is OEM still the way to go for a PCV valve? From Rockauto?
- Is OEM still the way to go for a trans filter?
- PepBoys has a mail in rebate that makes 5 quarts of oil...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-03-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Amp67
Re: thermostat change, info needed

I thought it might be that the more expensive one (only a buck more), comes with the handy cardboard tube for removal.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-03-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Amp67
Re: thermostat change, info needed

Regarding the optimized opertation with a 195 deg. F. stat, yes, in principle this is true. The 195 deg. F determination was a "happy" trade off between economy and power primarily, a couple of...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-03-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Amp67
thermostat change, info needed

Hi all, it is about that time to change my coolant, 30K miles. All the info on this site about doing the flush (Barn Owl) is great. I am planning on switching to a Prestone Universal Coolant. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-31-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By Amp67
Re: Please advise....new valve body didnt help? is it my engine ?

Did you replace the correct ETCS? I made this mistake.
Forum: S-Series Tech 03-17-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,734
Posted By Amp67
Re: Help prioritize repairs by DIY rating

Regarding the tires and alignment after replacing the tie rod ends (if indeed they need replacing), I got 4 new tires + alignment at Belle Tire for $240. It was 2 years ago, but I would venture to...
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