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 shediac,NB.CAN.
Paul's '99 Saturn SL2 Homecoming Edition Turbo
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Instrument Cluster Light and Domelight Replacement/ LED Conversion on 98 Saturn SL2
This video was a fun one to do. You can use this as a video on replacing
the standard bulb that goes into the socket, or you can replace them with
LED's! Recently ran across a few threads on a popular forum for Saturns
about putting in LED's. Thought this was a good idea. I got my bulbs from
superbrightleds.com. Below are the part numbers:
74-CWHP3 Mini Wedge Base - for the instrument cluster
RL4410-CWHP9 Rigid Loop Festoon - Domelight
I kind of skipped over the removal because there was another video already
made. Props to Richpin06a for a great instructional that helped me. link
for his video is below:
I am piggybacking off his video to show the light replacement on the
This might be long, but I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for Watching!
2001 Saturn SC 5spd Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2001 Saturn SC 5 spd. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Low Side Suction hose replacement on a Saturn S-Series Air Conditioner
Low Side Suction hose replacement.
Follow-up here: http://youtu.be/JQMcvWwo-3U (also check the video
10:38 -- the O-ring on the compressor is called a slim line seal washer.
You only use suction side slim line seal washers as a replacement.
Additionally, there is a separate part number if you're attempting this
repair on a 1999-2002 S-series... this is it: 21031289
11:10 -- Obviously you would want to re-attach your air intake tubing, air
resonator, and air box/filter before taking off...
To clear some misinformation: some home A/C units in fact DON'T use
R-134a... the newest one I bought uses R-410a... however the fridge DOES
* 1/4" drive ratchet
* vice grips
* 10mm sockets (regular and deep well)
* 3" extension
* R-12 mineral oil (for lubing the new O-ring on the thermal expansion
valve side; FJC part #2468 works well for this)
* rolled napkins/rags to plug the holes where the hose fits onto until you
get the new hose prepped and screwed in
***Mechanic's Safety/Troubleshooting tips when working on the A/C system***
1. A good majority (about 98-99%) of A/C malfunctions/gremlins are related
to a leak or multiple leaks in the system. Unlike your home A/C unit,
refridgerator, etc an automotive A/C system is always put to the hard test,
every day. Conditions include but are not limited to: collision damage,
vibrations, road noise, underhood temperatures that constantly change like
Owe-Higho weather, etc. Over the years these and other conditions cause
your parts to wear out, which means the proper parts will have to be
replaced in order to restore your A/C functionality.
2. Always have a professional technician service/diagnose your A/C system.
The techs have the know-how, tools, and machines to properly
diagnose/service your A/C system, including but not limited to: System
evacuation, vacuum holding, pressure testing, leak detection, and if
everything's good to go, a recharge.
HOWEVER, you can save some diagnostic time by looking for evidence of
leaks. Usually, traces of UV dye and/or refridgerant oil will be left where
the leak(s) happened. Start at the compressor, then the condenser, hoses,
lines, receiver/dryer, thermal expansion valve, oriface tubes, etc.
3. ALWAYS work on a discharged system. Refridgerant is cold to the touch
and can cause personal injury. If you're dumb enough to put it in your face
(or someone else's), you can put an eye out.
4. Work on a cold engine (think ambient air temperature). I'm sure you
don't wanna get burned working in tight places, etc.
5. If you're working on multiple A/C parts, repair each part one at a time.
Due to the way A/C flows and the design of parts, etc. this'll save
confusion and tail chasing later on. Mixing parts and hoses can cause
costly repairs later, if not an improperly working A/C system.
Remember, Safety, Proper troubleshooting, Proper diagnosis, and doing the
job right the first time are all #1.
How to Seafoam your vehicle (Also called Top Engine Clean)
This is a carbon deposit cleaner that when used can help eliminate the
carbon deposits that build up in the top end of your engine block. I
perform this about every 15,000 miles on my own vehicle.
Steps to seafoaming:
1. Bring your vehicle up to normal operation temperature
2. Separate seafoam canister into 3 equal parts (one will be for sucking
through a pvc line or brakeBooster
line, one for gas tank, and one for putting in the oil filler cap)
3. Locate the PVC valve that runs through the intake manifold, for this is
where you will initially suck 1/3 of the seafoam canister through.
(If PVC is non accessible then you can use your brake Booster line in the same manner.)
4. Once engine is at normal operational temperature, have another person
sit in the drive seat and bring the engine RPM up to around 1500.
5. Pull your PVC off (or brake Booster line) and start slowly sucking 1/3 of
the seafoam in through either of these locations. Be cautious & steady
handed, you don't want to stall the engine out.
6. Once you've sucked all of the 1/3 portion up turn the engine off &
replace pvc or brake Booster to its
7. Once engine is off, unscrew your Oil Filler cap & pour 1/3 of the
seafoam in as if it were oil.
8. Unscrew gas cap and put the remaining 1/3 seafoam in.
9. Leave the car alone for 15 minutes.
10. Come back to the car and start it up, let it idle for about 10-15
seconds and then BRING ENGINE RPMS TO A STEADY 2000-3000RPM for no more
than a couple minutes.
(major revving or fluctuation can knock carbon deposits loose so please
keep a steady foot)
11. Once this is complete, take your car for a 10-15 mile drive, while
doing so make sure to bring the engine through its total rev band spectrum
to make sure all the carbon deposits have been cleaned out.
12. Once the drive is complete, bring the car back home.
13. CHANGE YOUR OIL & FILTER & SPARKPLUGS WITH KNOWN GOOD OEM SPEC PARTS.
(The reasoning behind this is that the seafoam lowers the viscosity of your
oil, thus weakening its ability to control wear on your engines major
mating surfaces and your plugs get buggered up with carbon after this
tuneup due to the carbon coming loose during the tuneup.. So an Oil/Filter
change & Spark Plugs are a must after seafoaming is complete
14. Tune Up is complete!
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.
00-02 Saturn S-Series headliner removal
In this video I show you how the headliner board is removed from a 2002
Saturn SL2. This is part of the process to either replace the fabric on the
board or to work on the sunroof.
I unfortunately did not record the replacement of the fabric because I
butchered the install but there are many videos out there that will show
you how. The Sunroof is a project come spring.
Disclaimer: I am not a licensed mechanic and the knowledge I have is purely
from research into different problems I have been trying to resolve. As
this is a major procedure for this vehicle, I will not be responsible for
any damage or other mishaps that might occur should you decide to pursue
the repair after viewing this video. This video is intended to be for
informational purposes only.