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Forum: S-Series Tech 06-12-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Degraded fuel eco and O2 sensor

My MPG has gone from about 32 mpg down to about 27-25 mpg or worse. Gonna clean egr valve again for ****s and giggles, check pcv, clean out the whole air intake manifold, replace the gasket on that....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-11-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By megsaturn
Degraded fuel eco and O2 sensor

1996 saturn sl1, 103k miles, replaced the ECTS 6k mi ago, EGR valve cleaned 5k ago, but the fuel economy has degraded a LOT. I'm thinking the O2 sensor took a dump, but can't be sure. SES light is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-14-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Play, Wobble in Steering Wheel

I'm no expert but my car was having these issues a year or two ago and I took it to an alignment center and had my front end aligned. Fixed it. 65 dollars cost. Not bad.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-14-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Rotors/brakes

Just a note for you AQuinn, after I replaced my TAM with a non-frowny mount the vibrating steering wheel has lessened. Perhaps a combination of vibration from the mount as well as the brakes/rotors...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-13-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By megsaturn
Timing chain cover Question

I have a severe oil leak coming from the timing chain cover of my SOHC. When I bought it, it had a hairline crack in the head (the lady who owned it let it overheat, then sprayed the engine with cold...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-13-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Rotors/brakes

Thank you for the advice and offer. I've got every tool known to man-kind to my disposal. Thank you again :)
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Rotors/brakes

What's the difference between semi-metallic and ceramic pads and which are more preferable?
Forum: S-Series General 04-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Road ready?

See the how-to forum as well as the richpin video archive for all of your questions--a wealth of knowledge. Not sure if there's a spark plug change thread, but it's pretty universal.


You'll...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-12-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By megsaturn
Rotors/brakes

Thinking about changing out the rotors/brakes next weekend on the car. Is there any specific brand/kind of brakes (and perhaps rotors as well) that I should be using on my car? As well, any specific...
Forum: S-Series General 04-10-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By megsaturn
Re: I think I need to replace the motor mount.

Went to AZ today asked the new guy behind the counter if they had any motor mounts in stock and they had one....
And hot darn it was a non-frowny! :)

Gonna replace it tomorrow. Anthing I need to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-09-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Vibrations

Also, tell me about your tires?
What size tires should your car have on your car?
Have you put larger tires on?

My sl1 is supposed to have 175/70-14r but I put on 185/65-15r on them instead,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-09-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Vibrations

have you done both sets of brakes, rotors? (front and back)
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-09-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Vibrations

It's almost frightening to step on the brakes from time to time, you gotta ease on them when you stop otherwise the car jutters and steering wheel feels like it's gonna take over on it's own. Can't...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Vibrations

I've been having this same problem, only that my car pulls to the left and my steering wheel vibrates like crazy. Same problem? Care to explain a little more in-depth for the younger and less...
Forum: S-Series General 04-09-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By megsaturn
Re: I think I need to replace the motor mount.

yes, not trans mount, although I'm sure I'll have to replace that soon, as well.
Forum: S-Series General 04-09-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By megsaturn
I think I need to replace the motor mount.

The engine now shakes in my car. Violently, that is. And it either does it while in park or at a stop. It's starting to worry me, so I figured I'd replace the motor mount. (I'm gonna say that yes,...
Forum: S-Series General 03-18-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By megsaturn
Re: supercharger sound

If you leave the belt on with this sort of noise will it damange anything or is it advisable to get a new belt?
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-12-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By megsaturn
the plug wires are a whole two weeks old. =)

the plug wires are a whole two weeks old. =)
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Spark Plug differences

Oh man there are 3-4 auto stores locally that sell them here for about 11 bucks. The plugs have been re-sized twice so I wouldn't dare sell them to anyone in good conscience. I'll throw the new plugs...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-11-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By megsaturn
Spark Plug differences

So here we go...I bought and replaced my spark plugs for my car when I was under the dim-witted impression that is was a DOHC. (replaced crappy spark plugs with NGK DOHC). I have a SOHC. The only...
Forum: S-Series General 12-10-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By megsaturn
Re: 2002 sl1 hates snow

Olympic Peninsula. As west as it gets.
Forum: S-Series General 12-10-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By megsaturn
Re: 2002 sl1 hates snow

We had close to 18" over yonder (think west).
:) it sucked.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-09-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,448
Posted By megsaturn
Re: Oil change questions.

I got a K&N oil filter at autozone last week for 9.99 :p
Forum: S-Series General 12-09-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By megsaturn
Re: 2002 sl1 hates snow

Why? I'm just curious. Idk what affect winter has on cars as I'm still in the ignorant stage of car care.
Forum: S-Series General 12-09-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By megsaturn
Re: 2002 sl1 hates snow

Somtimes you gotta giver a good ol pat on the dash so she feels appreciated. :p
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