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Forum: Saturn S-Series 01-19-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By JDC
I was told that Saturn had a zero excess...

I was told that Saturn had a zero excess inventory policy where they only ordered the number of parts they needed on a time period basis. A few days after I orderd my SW2 the employees of company...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 01-18-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By JDC
My SW2 has rear drums. As we talk more...

My SW2 has rear drums.

As we talk more about this, I now recall thinking (when the back brakes were done) that it was odd that they needed work before the fronts did. Makes me think that the...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 01-17-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By JDC
Reading a bit deeper into the EBC site, they do...

Reading a bit deeper into the EBC site, they do make reference to "what's out there". But, elsewhere on their site, they also differentiate between "regular" and "premium" rotors. I took that to...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 01-15-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By JDC
Rotors? What about EBC? They claim that their...

Rotors? What about EBC? They claim that their factories are in the U.K. and U.S.A. .

I haven't needed any (rotors on front only). Unless I forgot to enter a service (I'm usually pretty thorough...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 01-13-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By JDC
No worries Derf. I've learned my lesson....

No worries Derf.

I've learned my lesson. When OEM is available that's the route I'll take.

Had a bunch of work done in 2015 and (with the exception of going cheap on the torque mount .. my...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 11-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,165
Posted By JDC
Can anyone 'splain this to me?

My SW2 themostat that wasn't getting (at least the gauge wasn't showing) much over 1/4 when cruising at highway speeds.

I had it (and the ECTS) replaced and now, instead of running at 3/8 (as is...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 11-16-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By JDC
Update: Pre-new motor mount the car ran...

Update:


Pre-new motor mount the car ran great once the temperature, under the hood (not coolant temperature) had risen enough to make the motor mount rubber pliable (I'm guessing). It didn't...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 11-05-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By JDC
Wouldn't you know it ?

I swear that my SW2 can tell the difference between when I'm just irritated and when I'm about to put in "under the knife" (have parts removed and replaced).

A few months ago I replaced the top...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 10-16-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By JDC
I've always pictured the lever controlling the...

I've always pictured the lever controlling the support as turning a non cylindrical (more oval shaped) tube within the seat. IF that was the case (and it probably isn't, since my mechanical acumen...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 10-16-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By JDC
How difficult to replace lumbar support?

1996 SW2. Drivers' seat lumbar support just ceased "supporting". I don't recall hearing anything break but recently find that turning lumbar lever lock to lock does ZIP.

Not really a problem, "per...
Forum: Performance Modifications 08-12-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,384
Posted By JDC
Wow, Billy. You've been busy ! I initially...

Wow, Billy. You've been busy !

I initially stopped at plugs/wires/throttle body/ motor and transmission mounts/new tires.

Still had a cold start vibration so I changed out the thermostat.
...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 05-28-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By JDC
Now TRANNY mount -- that's a fun one. Yes they...

Now TRANNY mount -- that's a fun one. Yes they wear out.

That's also what both men who worked on the car told me. I'm guessing that the guy who installed the transmission mount probably...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 05-28-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,440
Posted By JDC
Hi Derf, The "old" top mount wasn't in full...

Hi Derf,

The "old" top mount wasn't in full failure and neither was the passenger side dogbone (although one of the bushings in that was pretty loose). I've seen completely failed top mounts (0...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 05-28-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,440
Posted By JDC
I know this is an old thread and it looks as if...

I know this is an old thread and it looks as if valexium was banned and may never have returned. But, just in case someone runs across this thread via a search engine...I JUST went though the same...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 05-28-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By JDC
Hi guys UPDATE Yesterday I had the...

Hi guys

UPDATE

Yesterday I had the upper mount and the passenger side dogbone replaced. It helped minimally. I called to make an appointment with a shop right around the corner.

When I got...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 05-22-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By JDC
Billy I'm with you...I sure hope it's the...

Billy

I'm with you...I sure hope it's the mounts. I'll find out on Tuesday morning. Keeping my fingers crossed.

If new mounts don't make any difference I'll just learn to live with it...
Forum: Saturn S-Series 05-22-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By JDC
Couple of questions

Question 1

How smooth can the S cars be at idle? I've forgotten if mine was ever totally vibration free. The vibration I feel now is pretty minor but I feel it most in the steering wheel at idle...
Forum: Rants And Raves! 04-18-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,182
Posted By JDC
Yeah...I was visiting my mom, there (Arizona)....

Yeah...I was visiting my mom, there (Arizona). Gives me a valid excuse (as if visiting my mom wasn't excuse enough !!) to put some miles on the SW2 (it's 325 miles between Las Vegas and mom's place...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-18-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By JDC
Look at the positive side, Billy. When your...

Look at the positive side, Billy. When your insurance does goes down it's going to seem as if you've just received a pay raise!! Less insurance $$$ = more $$$ in your pocket. lol
Forum: Saturn S-Series 04-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,437
Posted By JDC
Billy, don't let someone who has a bad taste in...

Billy, don't let someone who has a bad taste in his mouth from whatever happened nine years ago affect you. Before you got here this wasn't even eye appealing. You're doing a heck of a job, my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-17-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By JDC
I always have to laugh when new car companies...

I always have to laugh when new car companies "brag" about their "new, improved" engines getting 37 mpg. Heck, I've been doing that well, or better, since my 1996 SW2 was new...PLUS... I don't have a...
Forum: Rants And Raves! 04-17-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,182
Posted By JDC
I finally saw this. I think I'm the "one guy in...

I finally saw this. I think I'm the "one guy in Vegas" to whom Billy was referring.

The more the merrier, though.

At one time, the Las Vegas (Saturn of West Sahara) and Henderson (Saturn of...
Forum: Performance Modifications 04-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,384
Posted By JDC
Update Added a "water wetter" type solution...

Update

Added a "water wetter" type solution that contains inhibitors just like coolant and, so far, the low coolant light has not come on again. If all remains the same, my guess seems to have...
Forum: Performance Modifications 03-19-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,384
Posted By JDC
None, yet, Billy. I've not yet taken the car in...

None, yet, Billy. I've not yet taken the car in for an oil change. Will try to get that (and the fluid top-off) completed today or tomorrow.
Forum: Performance Modifications 03-12-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,384
Posted By JDC
I'm thinking the cheapest way to go would be to...

I'm thinking the cheapest way to go would be to get the coolant topped up. If the light still comes on, the next cheapest is to pull the reservoir and rinse it with dish soap to free up the float....
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