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Forum: S-Series General 08-15-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By TomM96
Re: new SL -- help w/ what to do now?

Hello Jersey

The engine compartment was not cleaned up prior sale (or ever).

mattwithcats suggestion >Rustoleum Rust Reformer// Very important,
or else car will soon dissolve. POR15 also has...
Forum: S-Series General 08-15-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By TomM96
Re: 94 SL1 - Speedometer drops randomly, ses/coolant/shift blink

New battery connections tend to loosen as the eyelet sinks into the
soft lead on battery sidepost, requiring re-tightening.

A common issue when multiple electric gremlins present, is degraded...
Forum: S-Series General 08-15-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By TomM96
Re: Squeak squeak squeak

I have only a tiny (1-foot X 1--foot) surface plate, with an indicator
mount on a stalk.

MSC Supply might have something.

............

surface plate story -

I worked in equipment...
Forum: S-Series General 08-15-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By TomM96
Re: How do I keep this from popping out?

looks like a 'press' fit

JB weld seems apt

If the glove holds it, GE silicone RTV, OR PERMATEX RTV should be adequate.

JB Weld probably best bet; if want removable, silicone.

Adhesives...
Forum: S-Series General 08-11-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By TomM96
Re: Squeak squeak squeak

@ Online

I can't believe you're using Starrett instruments.

I had a neighbor back in 70s-80s. He was a machinist who
put in 30 years at Grumman Aircraft/Aerospace (they built F-14
and Apollo...
Forum: S-Series General 08-11-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By TomM96
Re: New A/C compressor

Thanks, Mister_Cee

> I'm told by folks , here, who know about these things lol

When i bought a new compressor for '95 Chevy pickup,
I got it from a supplier in AZ !
Forum: S-Series General 08-11-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By TomM96
Re: I hate ABS

@ Signmaster

>any good driver will rarely ever activate ABS.

Up here in winter, the ABS in my '97 would often surprise me
by activating in wintry weather conditions. That was the Only ...
Forum: S-Series General 08-11-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By TomM96
Re: P1406 (EGR) woes

> I've been using 93E0 gasoline.

The OEM (Helm) FSM clearly states that regular 89octane
is preferable fuel. Saturn designed the vehicle to use 89, and
in tests found performance was worse...
Forum: S-Series General 08-10-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By TomM96
Re: P1406 (EGR) woes

Nice work, Sid !

You are done for now... in world digital a Reset which
eliminates the symptom, is a bonafide Fix.

My '95 pickup threw an ABS code -- I looked things over
(all relevant brake...
Forum: S-Series General 08-10-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By TomM96
Re: I hate ABS

I'd like to try a new-car ABS, but I agree the legacy devices are WAY TOO Slow.
Forum: S-Series General 08-10-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By TomM96
Re: Squeak squeak squeak

@ Fetchitfido

Do you agree that a cause of squeeks on the Monroe Quick-Struts
is that the upper strut bearing was Not lubricated??

Thanks.
Forum: S-Series General 08-10-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By TomM96
Re: Squeak squeak squeak

Nice write-up, Online. Sort of a mystery troubleshooter.

Impressed with the .001" runout !
Are you using the Harbor Freight attachment that OldNuc
mentioned to hold the indicator??

Also--...
Forum: S-Series General 08-10-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By TomM96
Re: New A/C compressor

Sooo Mister_Cee

If you don't mind, would you share where/what type of
new A/C compressor you bought for the Saturn?

If I have a good year I might try to get AC going in my car Next year!
...
Forum: S-Series General 08-10-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By TomM96
Re: Cgg17's SW2 Thread

Great job rebuilding the rockers.
I only used an oxy-acetylene torch to fix body sheet metal...
the heat tends to spread and burn off paint&sealant in the vicinity.
Some day I'd like to try the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-21-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By TomM96
Re: Painting the Headliner?

3M Rubber & Vinyl 80 spray adhesive (good stuff)
cheaper at Home Depot than FLAPS
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By TomM96
Re: 2000 SW2 p0336; rough idle/wont rev/frontfire

NICE diag, BillR!

The other day I saw a Haynes manual suggest testing
(ohming) ICM primary ... which I had seen you suggest to
another poster.
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,485
Posted By TomM96
Re: I went to check on a issue with my parking brake but found something way worse..

Sooo V3DT

Very nice sheet fabrication, and welded repairs.
My first car ('65 VW) got a lot of sheet metal repairs.

Every subsequent used vehicle which I've acquired, has had
a chassis/body...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-17-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By TomM96
Re: Painting the Headliner?

If replace fabric ... overlap important, as per Waiix

I also used a 3M spray. I read up on spray contact cement for job,
and selected one with impressive load and temperature ratings, by 3M.
I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-26-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By TomM96
Re: Ign adv?

Sounds like the 'convention' about terminology in Japan different.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-26-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By TomM96
Re: Takes 2-3 cranks to turn over

The tumblers you 'set' are in the mechanical lock cylinder.

Extremely unlikely that an offset concerning the key throw would have any effect on the electrical switch which the key turns (if lock...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fabricate replacement metal steering lines on steering rack?

This stuff is part of genre: 'steering rack lines'.

-for fab info could call or email Edelmam-Plews, scroll down to last entry-
......................


> https://www.ebay.com/itm/294209654651...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-24-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fabricate replacement metal steering lines on steering rack?

rtfm 17

Please bear with me )patience(.

> The other end has a special flat flare with extension of some kind- no idea what it's called or how to make one without a special machine.

About...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-23-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By TomM96
Re: batt post and jumpstarting

Cujoe-

Yes; many sidepost batteries Leak -- this completely contradicts the
entire design concept.

Also many sidepost battery terminals are just soft lead, which can
readily strip threads....
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-23-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By TomM96
Re: Fabricate replacement metal steering lines on steering rack?

@ rtfm

(1) I'd try to loosen the line nuts before going for the rack, unless the rack seems worn-out. Corrosion/rust is slightly unpredictable, try it.

(2) as Waix observes, the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-21-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By TomM96
Re: How bad is it? (Rust)

That is normal subframe rust deterioration after ten years in wet
rustbelt environment.

If a good one not available locally, the wrecking yards can procure
"southern" 'front subframes' for...
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