My 1997 saturn SL1 converted. I took out the sohc and put in a dohc, header, 2 & 1/2" Exhaust with Dynomax muffler. High voltage MSD coils, 8.8 wires. It had a bored throttle body and true cold air intake. I installed an egr block off plate and I used fuel injectors from a Pontiac grand am gt. The transmission is the original 5 speed from the sohc setup which has lower gearing. The car was dropped a little by cutting the strut springs. The wheels are 16" aluminum. The guages were changed as well with the motor swap as can be seen at 4:57 in the vid, so the readings are accurate. Note how it pulls from 60 to 90mph. Pretty decent for a naturally aspirated 4 cylinder.
Saturn Pinned Under Truck Serious Injury Accident Spanaway WA
May 13, 2009. No skid marks. A high speed impact into the rear of the
service truck. The driver was pinned under the rear wheels. This happened
at 184th street east and Canyon road east. No updates available to see if
she did survive this accident. Central Pierce fire and Rescue did an
Input/output shaft nut replacement on 99 Saturn SL2
This is a step by step procedure on how to replace and re-torque an Input
shaft nut on 99 Saturn SL2.
Note: You need to re-torque the output shaft nut as well. Also, a new or
rebuild valve body is needed in order to solve the reverse slam
problem. I bought one from ebay for about $124 from
( IMPORTANT: There was a typo on the 1st slide
Input shaft nut = 111 ft-lb, not 11 ft-lb)
As of today (1/14/2010), No reverse slam, no delay shifting :)