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Old 08-20-2021, 10:33 AM   #6861
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Went to a Pick 'N' Pull yesterday that had two 2002 Saturn SL1s in the lot and grabbed the front seats from one of them, as well as intact dome lights from both. The padding on the seats were in much better shape than my current SL, and they were relatively clean as well. I was hoping to grab a front undertray that holds the airdam, but both cars suffered enough front end damage that they were missing.

I was thinking of taking my existing seats to a place that specialized in interiors to get them recovered and possibly have extra padding added, but the price I was quoted was ridiculous, so I will find some tan seat covers instead.

Anyways, I used a Bissell Mean Green to thoroughly clean the new seats and let them dry in the sun before swapping them out. The old seats will now be where my girlfriend's dog can sit outside.
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Old 08-23-2021, 07:02 PM   #6862
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Finally found a clean black dash pad at the junkyard from a 97 SL1. All but 1 clip that is meant to hold it down flush has broken off on mine and it’s kind of annoying looking at the uneven seam it creates with the rest of the dash board. Was able to remove the junkyard one without breaking a single clip. I’ll probably reinforce the clips with some JB Weld to hopefully help prevent them from snapping off in the future.
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Old 08-25-2021, 12:57 AM   #6863
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Spent a couple of hours getting the exterior trim back to black.
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Old 09-04-2021, 09:57 PM   #6864
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Replaced the tie rod end on the passenger side, did the driver's side a couple months ago.
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Old 09-10-2021, 12:56 PM   #6865
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This was actually last week. I think the pictures are pretty self-explanatory.

The transmission in my van cooked, and my Camaro (which also has a hitch) is still getting painted. The SL1 now fills the role. BTW, I encountered no issues and it seemed to tow just fine. It looks like it will be my Jet Skiing vehicle until I'm able to put a new transmission in my van.

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New tires
New wheel covers (clearance sale: $3)
New windshield
New left tail light
Completed paint job on roof (spray can)
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Old 09-10-2021, 04:19 PM   #6866
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We use our SL2 as a tow vehicle. I used to tow my gliders with it, now we tow catamaran sailboats.


Manual transmissions don't overheat when towing. That's a handy feature.
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Old 09-10-2021, 06:47 PM   #6867
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The launch is one of the only places I prefer an automatic transmission. That's why I'd rather tow with the Saturn than my Camaro. I found it tricky pulling out especially on some of the steeper launches. I've let it rev too high before and could smell the clutch burning.

I've thought about installing an auxiliary trans cooler and a trans temp gauge, but for the short distances I tow and the load being <1000 lbs, I don't think I'll bother.

That looks like quite a large load. It must be a pretty light boat.
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Old 09-10-2021, 07:54 PM   #6868
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That looks like quite a large load. It must be a pretty light boat.
It's about 350 lbs of boat, and maybe a couple hundred lbs of trailer. Well under the 1000 lb tow rating but you know it's there!

Boat is a Hobie 16.
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:17 PM   #6869
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Nearing the end of my OCI, so I dropped a bottle of STP High Mileage Oil Treatment in

https://www.amazon.com/STP-High-Mile...pe=all_reviews

This OCI oil usage is just north of 1100 miles per quart
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Old 09-22-2021, 02:07 PM   #6870
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Put a shiny new muffler strap on a not so shiny muffler
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Old 09-26-2021, 02:20 PM   #6871
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I renewed my registration. We just sold my wife's car and are about to put our truck on the market.
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Old 09-27-2021, 03:08 PM   #6872
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I put the battery in and started it for the first time in months. Like, since springtime. It runs.
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:47 PM   #6873
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Went to a Pick 'N' Pull yesterday that had two 2002 Saturn SL1s in the lot and grabbed the front seats from one of them, as well as intact dome lights from both. The padding on the seats were in much better shape than my current SL, and they were relatively clean as well. I was hoping to grab a front undertray that holds the airdam, but both cars suffered enough front end damage that they were missing.

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Anyways, I used a Bissell Mean Green to thoroughly clean the new seats and let them dry in the sun before swapping them out. The old seats will now be where my girlfriend's dog can sit outside.
I ordered some seat covers from RockAuto and they arrived on the 21st. I finally got around to installing them last Sunday.

The construction is pretty good despite ordering the '91-'99 seat covers instead of the 2000-2002 versions. This meant that the cover for the seat back couldn't quite cover the entire seat, making it look like a fat guy wearing a shirt that won't cover his belly.

They have an abundance of straps and just enough s-hooks to hold everything in place. The true revelation is the flexible plastic stick with a hole in each end that works like a slim jim, allowing you to slip in between the seat back and the cushion or in between the plastic and the side of the seats before hooking it into place. This process is exponentially easier when the seats are removed from the car, held in place with four 10mm e-torx bolts.

Overall, I'm happy how it looks and it makes the seats look closer to the factory colour than without the cover.
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Old 10-01-2021, 03:35 PM   #6874
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Grabbed a twin cam badge off a 1st gen wagon from the junkyard for my SL2. Really like how it looks with it
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Old 10-02-2021, 11:24 AM   #6875
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^^^^I like how you staggered it to get a nice fit!
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7000 mile tire rotation. Checked Oil-OK. Checked Anti Freeze-OK. Check Brake Fluid-OK. Checked Trans Fluid-OK .Checked Power Steering Fluid-OK!!
Checked Blinker Fluid-LOW!!!
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Old 10-03-2021, 02:26 AM   #6877
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Tried to fix my problem again, without any success. Turned myself into a ball and cried. I miss my SL2. My Volvo is great, but i would like to enjoy my Saturn before snow arrives
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Old 10-03-2021, 11:14 PM   #6878
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I just purchased my 2001 Saturn SW2. I wish is was a 5 speed but it is Automatic, oh well.... It is a one owner, 41k original Very nice condieiton, clear coat on the rails above the front doors is peeling, but that is all. Interior is almost flawless except the headliner in the rear..I found a factory roof rack on Ebay, and will be looking for advice as to how to install it, and make sure it is water proof. Thanks for letting me join the family!
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Used Richpin's video to make a toggle switch for the wipers in my SL2. Now I don't have to look crazy driving down the road with my wipers randomly going off on a cloudless sunny day
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Bought an all-aluminum radiator for sixty ($6) dollars delivered price!
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