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:
Clutch Master and Slave Cylinder Install on 1998 Saturn SL2
First I want to apologize for the amount of movement you will be seeing in
this video. items I was replacing could not be seen very well if I was
using a tripod. so It was done by hand.
In any case, This is a video I made for the removal and install of the
clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder on my 1998 Saturn SL2. I have
been wanting to do this for a while because every time I pressed down on
the clutch pedal it would sound like finger nails on a chalkboard. It was
time to replace it and what a good opportunity to learn how to do yet
another bit of maintenance on my car myself instead of bringing it to a
mechanic. I went to my favorite site for Saturn maintenance and found the
Thank you ShawnV at SaturnFans for the excellent picture tutorial.
I figured I would try to do something different and make a video since that
was something I was looking for as well. Hope this helps.
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!
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.
1994 Saturn SL2 Compression Test - Do I need to replace piston rings?
First time doing a compression test. Apologies for noob comments during
the video : )
Cylinders 1, 2, and 3: 210 psi right away
Cylinder 4: 170 psi
After adding a capful of oil to each cylinder, they all go up to between
225 and 250, with the 4th cylinder at 235.
The things I'm reading say piston rings are worn. The difference between
the first 3 and the 4th is 40 psi. The difference after adding the little
bit of oil is +/- 12.5 psi across all 4 (less than 6% variation, or 10%
from highest to lowest).
So the question is, is it bad enough to warrant an engine rebuild?
I used to get 36 mpg freeway now I'm getting 30. Some of that could be due
to other problems though.
1999 saturn sl2.
UPDATE just bought a bodykit from Anydys auto sport 24/05/12
Heres the link to HIDs and LEDs i installed.
Having fun, Project car, rebuilt the whole motor, cleaned the tranny.
17" VOX Rims 205 40 17 General Exclaim UHP, Using nothing but full
synthetic oil, Castrol Synthetic.
Had the Head reconditioned at Arsenault Cylinder Heads Ltd in
1994 saturn sl1 1.9 4cyl 5spd
hi i have a 1994 4 door saturn sl1 its a 1.9 4cyl 5spd it has a k&n
performance kit it has 258,000kms on the original engine and transmission
it is e-tested but not certified it shifts drives an starts good does come
with dual cd deck will trade it for a e-tested 4x4 or 2wd ford pickup or
suv or a fwd or rwd ford or mercury or lincoln or mazda car the saturn can
be seen in stratford ontario or in woodstock ontario at 400 spring bank in
the bigham the mover parking lot