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Forum: S-Series Tech 10-22-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: What is the purpose of Styrofoam wedges in S series?

Oh I did just see Styrofoam in my friend's 2007 Chevy Monte Carlo rear interior side panel arm rest.

The styrofoam is black, not white like my Saturn.
The Monte Carlo has steel exterior panels...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-11-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: What is the purpose of Styrofoam wedges in S series?

Isnít the final verdict the Fact that Saturn went back to Metal fenders in the last years AND no major auto maker that I know, is using plastic?
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-09-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: What is the purpose of Styrofoam wedges in S series?

I find this a surprising statement because too often things that break, break where there is plastic.
But I don't know if you've read yet, but mostly plastic is a material which is virtually non...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-09-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: What is the purpose of Styrofoam wedges in S series?

WELL I'm glad to have my Saturn. Cars are an amazing thing which separates us from the stone ages.
I will strive to keep it running, much thanks to this forum, for the foreseeable future until they...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-09-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: What is the purpose of Styrofoam wedges in S series?

YES Thank You

That rings true and why we don’t see the styrofoam inside metal fenders.



The plastic exterior sure was a dumb idea it seems.

Plastic pollution is destroying our world and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2022, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: What is the purpose of Styrofoam wedges in S series?

Ok lol
well what is the purpose of the internal styrofoam placements?
I'd like to know the science.
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-05-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By jimmcdaniels
What is the purpose of Styrofoam wedges in S series?

Say I've been wanting to ask this before..

I don't find a discussion in the forum about the Styrofoam used in odd places in my 98 SC2.

When I first bought the car, used years ago, the passenger...
Forum: How-To Library 10-03-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 267,415
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: Cleaning EGR Valve (with Pictures)

PS:
I thought it should be added that concerning EGR valves in general
Sometimes the 2 passages that lead to the the EGR valve can become clogged. U-Tube Scotty Kilmer says to use an old...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-02-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 Sunroof slider broken clips & surging motor help

Ok I found the 2 replacement slider spring plastic clips at the salvage yard to replace my broken ones.

Older model Saturns use a longer spring system clip I discovered when I got home with a...
Forum: S-Series Mods 09-17-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Can I add jack-tilt detection to the OEM key fob alarm-98 SC2

Say, does anyone know if I can add a jacked-up tilt sensor to my OEM alarm on my stock 98 SC2?

I live on the westside and the meth heads are stealing Catalytic converters like crazy.

But on my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-29-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 P171-Fuel trim System Lean, help fix Please!

update: the new nylon connector started dripping from the nylon hose insertion.
I added a very small worm hose clamp stopped it.
Some replacement connectors come with a clamp to be sure, this one...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-29-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,181
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: DOHC Valve Cover Leak

Great info:

**I'm surprised no one mentions/recommends to use RTV form a gasket sealant INSIDE each spark plug holes AFTER the cover is reinstalled, in the seam/crack where the cover and engine...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-29-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: Leaking Plastic Valve Cover '98 DOHC

Great info:

**I'm surprised no one mentions/recommends to use RTV form a gasket sealant INSIDE each spark plug holes AFTER the cover is reinstalled, in the seam/crack where the cover and engine...
Forum: L-Series General 08-28-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,693
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: Collapsed driver's seat L200 + repair

Just to add my experiences here on adding needed foam to aged seats:

I've had GREAT success with my saturn and other vehicles just adding used FREE carpet foam padding, from trash padding, areas...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-28-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,258
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: How to refurb front seat bottoms (with pics)

Just to add my experiences here:

I've had GREAT success with my saturn and other vehicles just adding used FREE carpet foam padding, from trash padding, areas that were in the corner of a room. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-27-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 P171-Fuel trim System Lean, help fix Please!

Fixed, engine running peppier from a dead stop. No trouble codes so far.

Also fixed filter's dripping/leaking nylon connector:

My 3/8" nylon straight connector to the fuel filter on my 98...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-22-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 Sunroof slider broken clips & surging motor help

Ok thank you.

I was hoping I could grease the cables or something that isn't obvious to keep the oem set up working longer.

I'll have to leave it for now it's working.

I'll try to find...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-22-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: FYI 98 Saturn S series SC2 Center Console Armrest Door Broken Fix

UPDATE: Here's how to do the repairs in a better written follow write up:

How to repair a cracked broken top of 98 Saturn Center Console Armrest Storage Lid Door.
How to repair broken Latch hinge...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-22-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 P171-Fuel trim System Lean, help fix Please!

UPDATE: FUEL FILTER REPLACED, LOW PRESSURE SOLVED-pressure seems a bit high now, pics included. I have to drive it to see if any more codes come.
BUT one quick connector now drips-need to replace...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-15-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By jimmcdaniels
98 SC2 Sunroof slider broken clips & surging motor help

Hi,

Looking for basic answers to 2 problems:

Just recovered my sunroof sliding door's headliner foam fabric and silicone sprayed the thin narrow perimeter where the door slides.

Problem 1:...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-15-2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 P171-Fuel trim System Lean, help fix Please!

Thank you for that info if it comes to needing that.
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-15-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 P171-Fuel trim System Lean, help fix Please!

That's a great suggestion but when I look at the tester kit, none of the attachments look like they would connect well enough to test at a disconnected fuel line.

I guess I'll order the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-14-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 P171-Fuel trim System Lean, help fix Please!

FUEL PRESSURE UPDATE:

Ok my wishful thinking that the PCV valve cleaning would fix the problem didn't. DTC 171 came right back.

*TESTED PRESSURE IT'S 29 PSI AT IDLE (should be 45-51 per an old...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-13-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 P171-Fuel trim System Lean, help fix Please!

Ok that's very cool to know. I do show I replaced the filter/regulator in 2017 when shortly after I bought the car. I don't know what brand it was though.

I see rock auto seems to be the only...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-11-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By jimmcdaniels
Re: 98 SC2 P171-Fuel trim System Lean, help fix Please!

Thank you very very much for the very knowledgeable reply!

I believe I did everything you suggested except I did not check the fuel pressure because I replaced the pump about 24K miles ago and I'd...
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