1995 Saturn S Series SC2 engine rebuild
This 1995 Saturn SC2 I found on craigslist with a rod knock. I saved it
from the scrap yard.
*Head cleaned and shaved, no valve seals installed, leak tested.
*Block cleaned, bores honed
*Pistons cleaned, sand blasted and 6 holes drilled in oil control grooves
*Old crank bad, "new" used crank polished
*New standard Clevite 77 rod and main bearings
*New DNJ standard piston rings
*New Cloyes timing chain kit
*New DNJ oil pump kit + new GM oil control relief valve + GM oil pick up
*All new seals
*New Crank sensor
*New water pump
*New Idler Pulley
*New belt tensioner
*New Denso Iridium spark plugs
*New NAPA plugs wires
*New Coolant Temp sensors (2)
*New Fuel filter
*New Upper/Lower Radiator hoses
*New Serpentine Belt
*New Power steering fluid
*New trans fluid 2.5 qts(5 speed manual)
*New Auto Zone clutch kit - Clutch, disc & throw out bearing
*New O2 sensor(pending, wrong part from Rock Auto)
Pretty much, the engine is completely rebuilt. Better than new!
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
93 saturn sc2 #3
I did all the work myself, this is a progression and almost finished
project of my 93 saturn sc2 im still working on engine mods my header has
yet to come in... also i know it needs paint going to be gloss black soon.
all work was done by myself please leave feed back and suggestions of what
else you think i should do to it.
Ecotec LSJ powered 95 Saturn SC2
My 95 Saturn SC2 with a 2005 Saturn Ion redline engine and trans swap.
Current mods are ZZP front mount heat exchanger, ZZP dual pass endplate,
ZZP stage 1 pcm, Cobalt addictions shorty header with 3 inch down pipe and
2.5 inch full Exhaust. None of this
would have been possible without the help of my best friend Lee Alt. He is
the owner of Lees garage and a master fabricator and welder. This guy could
build his own space shuttle from scrap parts.
'97 Saturn SL2 Motor Rebuild - First Start
My '97 Saturn SL2 on its first start after a motor rebuild, including new
pistons, a built head, and more.
*Running open header and with SAFC2 Disconnected*
For those with concerns to back pressure and valve burning, take a look: