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.
Pimped Out Saturn SL2 *UPDATED*
NEW: just got a body kit! its installed but has a few fitment issues that need figured out. looks sweet, but needs some work before its done! also did the "Flip Flop" trunk mod, took out some of the carpet, cleaned things up. always messin around with this thing check out my page: http://www.cardomain.com/id/courtlife *NEW 18" Konig Uknowns with Kumho spt tires (for the summer) *removed the bar across the "grill" and the front license plate - looks MUCH cleaner *swapped the subs and Tv's because of trunk rattle & tailgating purposes *Redone carpet in the trunk/back of the back seats *Black Saturn Emblem *Sony Door Speakers *Saturn Racing Team decal on windshield *Painted Calipers and Drums black *Repainted the dash Silver *Silver Gauges *Painted the molding above the windows black *Weapon-R cold air intake *Chrome Exhaust tip *Switches installed on dash for Amp and power inverter for PS2 & tv's *2 12 inch Type R *Q-Logic Ported/Sealed Box *2 15 inch Sony TV's *Power Acoustic PTID-6500 *150 Watt PA System (Speaker is OUTSIDE) *Kenwood KAC-9104D *Blacked-Out Taillights and Side markers *Sony Playstation 2 in the trunk *Painted Headlights *5 % tint *Bulldog 200 Deluxe Remote Start All installation was done by myself, including remote start and tint job. Any questions or comments are appreciated!
Roll racing! Saturn Ion Redline, BMW 540i 6 speed, Cobalt SS turbo, Pontiac GTO, C5 Corvette Z06
On board with a stock C5 Corvette Z06 in first race and second when the IS300 broke. After that the camera car is an 05 Saturn Ion Redline with a TVS 1320 Supercharger and E85 tune. The BMW is a 6 speed with Exhaust and a 75 shot of Nitrous. 2 door cobalt SS is stock. 4 door is tuned and bolt on. Unknown mods on the GTO.
NIssan 350z vs Saturn Ion Redline, 2012 Sebring Road Race SCCA National
A good battle for first in class lasted several laps