Turbo Cavalier 2.2 ecotec
Just an update on my car now, blew it up like a year ago and haven't posted
up any pictures from the rebuild. It basically fully built without cams and
bigger injectors. It needs a 3 bar map sensor which I will be ordering soon
Adam Harms "Dream Cars Inc.
E Studios photographer
Información relevante para el motor de Opel Z22SE, dirigido principalmente
a los BROTHER del Club Astra México.
1) Información general del Motor
2) Cambio de Cadena de Tiempo: Kit 1 y 2
3) Cambio de Bomba de Agua
4) Cambio de Culata de Motor
Saturn Ion key stuck in ignition wont come out ( solved ) manual overide & troubleshoot
Problem was, key refuse to return to OFF position and to come out of
ignition slot . Ignition only accept ACC ON START. Watch How to MANUALLY
OVERIDE IGNITION SWITCH SOLENOID and troubleshooting in my case lead to
the automatic transmission SHIFTER PARK MICROSWITCH, it fails frequently.
As I got closer to the microswitch, daylight was running away , my cam
focus was acting out the shifter is totally black making it hard to shoot I
had to speed up and get it done. WATCH CLOSELY HOW I SLIGHTLY BEND THE
MICROSWITCH LEVER TO GIVE IT MORE STRENGHT, i used a needle nose plier .
The microswitch is held in place by a removable plastic clip ( it's got a
green line painted onto it as you can see on the image just prior to click
on the play icon ) I removed with a small flat tip screwdriver pushing from
the Inside out , no need to unclip top shifter panel. So after all this, I
went for a test ride, the problem disappeared, yes! it works, so far so
good. ( the problem was cause by the microswitch lever located Inside the
shifter assembly ).
I found an identical microswitch part number DC1C-H1LB, made by CHERRY.
Here is the WEB page
Price $ 2.34 US for 1
VXR Turbo Install on Z20LET Astra G
Astra turbo. In depth installation guide
of Z20LEH turbo unit in a MK4 Opel Astra
with Z20LET engine.
This is a one man job and can be done easily if you have the confidence and
the right tools.
With recommended oil restriction mod.
Available from http://myworld.ebay.com/24kturbo/
Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not
start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to
start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to
"fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking
of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :)
Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I
first heard about this solution.
Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed
it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while
the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started
fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this
week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running,
turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV
Camaro SS vs Turbo Civic
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This video was shot early on in 2008. Yes, he's a friend of mine. The
acting (if you can call it that) is us just messing around before battery
on the camera died. It was all done on the spot - no script - and the
racing was both cars going all out 100%. The Camaro has been 11.5's@122. Not
the fastest car on the road (by far), but enough to hold it's own with most
For those in complete & utter denial - doubting that the Civic was actually
turbo'd - here is the same car with a
duck call attached to the blow-off valve as a joke:
Saturn ion redline dyno with floormaster and a k&n Typoon
THIS IS MY Dyno ....
IT CAME OUT WITH GOOD NUMBERS BUT THE TORQ DIDNT WANNA READ UNTIL THE END
/// IT HAS A 2.8 PULLEY .... HP TUNER ~STAGE 3 TUNE....... K&N INTAKE
(GOTTA LOVE THE WINE) TORQE DAMPER.... SHORT SHIFTER..... 42.5 LUCAS
INJECTORS.....COLDER SPARKS (NGK) SMALLER BELT .... RURAL PURPLE
OIL........ AND ITS RUNNING ON OCTANE 100 +/- METH, ... 2 pass Intercooler...... 100 oct mode .... new
2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an
issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have
difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for
me but this year it was almost constant.
In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up
resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that
SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of
these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time.
The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold
weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times
but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire
but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and
shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you
can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its
worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this).
Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock).
This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it
in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about
10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally
a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you
turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am
told!). It should then fire up.
Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video
comments to help!