Quick Saturn Ion Review
Big thanks to my friend Chris for lending me his beautiful Saturn Ion Redline for my first unofficial review video Had to make this review short and sweet. Next review coming soon... And here's a hint.. 600HP...
Saturn SL2 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement (DOHC)
This is a long one, Sorry, but it pretty much goes through the step by step and shows some of my mistakes so you don't make them. Also, verify that the gasket fits. If you have the time then I would suggest bringing the valve cover in with you(assuming you bought it from a local parts store) and make sure it fits before leaving. I must have gotten one from a bad batch because the first one was too big. You will see that in the video. The second try was the right(ish) one. apparently it is a known problem that the molding process is incorrect for these gaskets but luckily they are rubber so you can just remold it to fit. Also a word of caution: at some point you may see me use carburetor cleaner on the plastic valve cover. DO NOT use carburetor cleaner on the plastic. The main ingredient is Acetone(which I also use to clean) and it has the ability to melt the plastic. Use another solvent that is friendly to plastics like mineral spirits. Good Luck and Hope this helps you save some money. Spent about $60 total doing this in tools and parts. Note: I am not a mechanic, these videos are meant to be for informational purposes only. Should you follow the steps shown you do so at your own risk.
Supercharged Accelerations Saturn Ion Redline
**Update - Edited out some of the less exciting parts (will try to get some better video with my Nikon D5100 soon)** Use headphones if you can, filmed it with my iPhone so not the best audio quality. Compilation of some good sounding accelerations in my 2005 Saturn Ion Redline with the Supercharger in the background. Filmed with both a windshield mount and Miveu-X chest mount. 2.0L Ecotec LSJ Supercharged engine 2.5" pulley, K&N air filter. Also has Sprint lowering springs, Hurst short throw shifter, and K40 dual radar detectors. Music: MoonlightGriefing- Devon Hanna, Trancing- Infyuthsion. Audiotool.com