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Forum: S-Series Tech 05-13-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Can 98 SW2 stereo be switched out for stereo with cassette?f

I'd be curious as to how well the cassette adapter thing works.

Thanks - I think with the Ion stereos, they have the dark gray plastic with the Saturn painted onto the face, so looks more OEM...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-11-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Can 98 SW2 stereo be switched out for stereo with cassette?f

Hey, fetchitfido, do you know offhand if any of the ION/VUE stereos can be used in a 2nd gen?

What OP is really after is a way to use another device, playing through an OEM looking system. I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-11-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 411
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 5spd Transmission problem 1998 SL2

Thought I posted the link to ShawnV;s How To cable replacement in this thread but must have been in another thread.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1679808

OldNuc mentions in...
Forum: S-Series Mods 05-11-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Rewiring DRL's to something else?

DRLs are about a couple hundred lumens dimmer than the low beams.

One of the "sounds good, never got around to it" things I considered was jumpering the relay to a switch, to disable/enable DRLs...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 05-10-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,077
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Wrecked Saturn Rarities

Do you know what the deal is with the blue covering the normally amber parts of the tail light/reflectors?

Can't tell if that is blue painter's tape or spray paint.
Neither one makes sense :D
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-09-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 411
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 5spd Transmission problem 1998 SL2

Yeah, hein sold his car years ago. In the past, he's said he would remake them if at ~10 people were interested. Not sure is he is still able and willing though

However, he also posted a quick...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-08-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Cruise

No personal experience here, other than adding cruise to my 98, but since no one else has chimed in -

It's a bit of a stumper - both cars are DOHC so the trans swap should not have changed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-08-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 411
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 5spd Transmission problem 1998 SL2

For the mechanically uninclined, Saturn S series owner let me introduce you to your new best friend, richpin06a. :D

Step by step showing how to remove the center console and replacing the shifter...
Forum: S-Series General 05-08-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 537
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Fuel economy chip?

As Charlie and every other forum moderator knows, politics will become contentious, and can end life long friendships as well as family relationships. That's the reason every forum has an Off Topic...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-04-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Recharged AC, still not running. Any ideas?

If clutch coil failed, https://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172866

posting link now because I'm not on the forum as much. Could not find a 1 amp fuse, so I used a 2 amp, 250 volt,...
Forum: S-Series General 05-04-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Anybody need a first gen engine/5 speed?

$40 seems high . . .$49 shipped for a new DB Electrical starter...
Forum: S-Series General 05-04-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Ever hear of the Olympic edition Joseph Abboud S-series???

Nice, might be one to add the the Special Editions website with a question mark
Forum: S-Series General 05-04-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 537
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Fuel economy chip?

In case you were still on the fence on buying, it's a scam, or ineffective at best. :)

So much this. Look at my avatar. My '02 SC2 is EPA rated 1 mpg than my '98 SL2, due to improvements in the...
Forum: S-Series General 05-01-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 2,346,577
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Ditto, couple of days ago, forgot about it until I saw your post. Cut insurance several months ago and forgot about the expiration cuz cant renew without insurance
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-30-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Upper engine mount available new

Yeah, the second design aka frowny collapsed and tore pretty quickly, though it did improve NVH.

the latest TSB said to discontinue second design and only use first design for all years
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-30-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Mixing orange and green antifreeze

I make life simple for myself and use a long life universal/ global antifreeze. Says on the bottle, can be mixed with any other antifreeze.

The Prestone I usually get is good for 100k miles or 5...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-30-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Tell me what you think of the exhaust

Do you have a rubber hanger where the mid pipe makes the 90 degree bend? It's where the line pointed down ( opposite the number 35119 in this diagram) would plug in to,

Give the pipe a shake...
Forum: S-Series General 04-29-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: It's good to be home

Not arguing but the 3 highest mile Saturns I know of are '95s


Luke, at 653,369 (car retired)
Highile at 729k and counting
that guy that Low Saturn posted an odometer pic at 883k many...
Forum: S-Series General 04-29-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: It's good to be home

http://www.differentracing.com/tech_articles/tranny_swap.html

The author, Low Saturn, still pops in from time to time. You can probably get him by PM or via his site at differentracing.
...
Forum: S-Series General 04-28-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: It's good to be home

Welcome back!

Before my time, but I frequently post your clutch How To link for people asking about clutches.


I see you are a man of culture as well :D
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-25-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Harmonic Balancer Question for 1.9SOHC

Are we 100% positive that's where the oil leak is? That side of the engine has many places for leaks, and oil will drip down to the lowest spot . . .

What other work has been done on the engine?...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-25-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Struggling to idle at start when hot

I don't use the socket to hold the spark plugs when re-installing.

Instead, I have a ~8" section of old garden hose with a slight slit in it. The spark plug top fits in pretty securely and I use...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-25-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: 00 SL1 starting issue

Sorry if I missed it, but was the engine warmed up when it failed to start?

That's a common failure mode when the starter starts dying. On mine, first time, I filled the gas tank and it did not...
Forum: S-Series General 04-25-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: SL2 Paint Code

AFAIK, the only place on the S series to find the paint code is on the fiber board spare wheel cover, lower left hand corner (towards driver rear wheel). You have to lift up the corner of the carpet...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-23-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By alordofchaos
Re: Mild Rattle on the Front End

Do you get the rattle when the engine is on but the car is not moving, like in P or N? Or is the rattle only present while moving (and no rattle when the car is sitting still and idling)?

Do you...
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