Turbo Saturn Drag Race - 13.259 @ 110.10 - 1.87 60'!
"Well, I believe that's a front wheel drive Saturn doing a pretty good job
against that pickup truck in the Dodge lane."
1st to 2nd was sloppy but still managed a 13.259. 12 second Saturn all day
if everything goes right :)!
96 Saturn SL2 Jumps, Big Air!
I think it was an SL2.. anyway, this car was brought up by a visitor. It is
a 5 speed. As you can hear, that 1.9 liter is not running on all cylinders,
but for a first time jumper these are some great jumps.
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
2000 Saturn SL2 Exhaust and Seafoam 09072011
Just had this Exhaust put on today
I also just rolled over 130,000 mi. (130,009 mi. to be exact), so I did a
seafoam at the end of the video (single bottle, 1 1/3 cups in the tank,
rest in the brake Booster).
To hear it drive around, click here:
List of Modifications:
K&N high-flow filter on 2 1/2" stainless steel short ram intake
Intake heat shielded with Thermo-Tec CoolAir Tube Heat Shield
OBX 4-2-1 headers (primed, painted, & clearcoated with VHT FlameProof)
Wrapped with DEi 2" Titanim Exhaust
Wrap (down to flex pipe)
Wrap sealed with DEi Black HT (High Temperature) Silicone Coating
Hi-Flow Catalytic Converter
1 7/8" to 2 1/4" stainless steel pipes (after converter)
(Reversed) 2 1/2" Cherrybomb Glasspack muffler at the end
Muffler spray painted black with High Temperature paint (to hide the black
burn marks from welding on the muffler)
3A Racing 2 3/4" ID-4 1/2" OD oval tip welded on end of the (reversed)
Front Strut Tower Bar (Brace)
NOS Steering Wheel Cover
"Bling" (09) Highschool Graduation Tassel
Pilot Billet Aluminum Pedal Covers with Carbon Fiber Grips
Nokya A/T Chrome Billet Aluminum Shifter Handle
"Blue Flames" seat covers
Official (Silver) The Fast and the Furious carbon fiber-imitation foam
light-up (sequential-flashing) seatbelt pads
"8-ball" cigarette lighter
I'm currently putting out around 165hp and 160tq and getting 28mpg in the
city and 38 mpg on the highway.
To see my last seafoam (with the stock Exhaust) click here:
Saturn No Start Case Study (featuring Beau Danner)
Join me and my son Beau on a field trip to Latorres Auto.
He is 8 years old, loves fixing things and has been begging to come with me
on one of my jobs. Of course he wanted to be on camera too.
This is the third car we worked on together. Cars one and two will be a
combined video and I will upload that as soon as I finish some follow up
video on the repair.
Here is the video on VRS Bypass Testing
Visit my website, www.scannerdanner.com for more about my eBook and
Visit our school www.rosedaletech.org, to be part of my class in person.
Visit http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs2NZ_wQFDFvV0QOhoZgASA if you would
like to be part of my on-line class.
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
*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
*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)
*Blacked-Out Taillights and Side markers
*Sony Playstation 2 in the trunk
*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!
1997 Saturn SL2. Bone stock except for full magnaflow dual Exhaust seen in other video, run on mid-grade
gas, 115K miles and burns no oil. 0-60 in about 8 or 9 seconds. and the
total run was ~0-90. You cant make fun of these cars. They run
exceptionally good for 4 cylinders and beat many other 4 cylinders.
I have personally raced from dead stop and beat:
-2002 Ford Escape with the V6
-1998 Nissan Pathfinder with the V6
-2001 Chevy Cavalier with bodykit (not sure if it was a Z24 or not)
-1999 Honda Accord with a 4 cylinder
And the best: a 2004 Dodge Neon SRT4. He missed 2nd gear though so i wont
Everybody talks crap about Saturns and my friend use to too until he rode
in mine. He was very impressed at the acceleration and the responsiveness.
Yes I know its not a V6 or a V8. Yes i know i can get walked on by Camaro's, Firebird's, Mustang's, VTEC's, etc. Im not saying
I have the fastest car, Im jus showing what a saturn is capable of in case
people are wondering. ENJOY! DONT TALK TRASH ABOUT IT
Saturn Idle problem.mov
In this video we show you how to replace an idle air control solenoid and
clean the throttle body on a 1996 Saturn. This car was having a
excessively high idle. It would stay at 1500 RPM even though your foot was
not on the gas pedal. This was caused by carbon build up around and behind
the throttle body as well as a defective idle air control solenoid.
Jonesy's Auto Club videos are for reference and entertainment only and
should not be taken as a direct step by step guides. If you attempt a
repair like the one seen in this video please use the proper safety
equipment, take your time and do the job right.