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.
Step-by-Step DIY timing chain kit installation
Showing how I installed my timing chain kit on my engine. This can be done
with the engine in the car by removing the accessories, mounts, valve
Although this is for a Saturn S-Series much of the concepts will translate
to other vehicles too.
Even if you are conducting this repair in your car the visualizations shown
here may help you better understand the project where filth and limited
access may prevent you from seeing everything well in your car.
This car is for my 1995 SW2 using a block from a 1997 SL2 and a rebuilt
head. This is how I did it and what I learned. Information may or may not
Be sure to set engine to 90 degreest past #1 Top Dead Center prior to
rotating your camshafts. Once your camshafts are in the correct position
pin them in place to prevent movement, turn crank counter clockwise to
number one TDC. Everything is now in the correct position to install the
timing chain. After installing everything double check all marks and
positions then unpin the timing sprockets and release the tensioner
retainer. Verify the tensioner plunger extends. Be sure to lubricate
everything prior to closing up.
Here is a photo detailing all of the fasteners I had to remove when I first
did a timing kit with the engine IN the car:
1991-1998 Cars use a different timing kit than 1999-2001 model years. The
procedure is very similar though.
I am using a PCI brand timing chain kit model TS13126 which includes...
1 Timing Chain
2 Chain Guides
2 Camshaft Sprokets
1 Crank Sprocket
1 Top Chain Guide
While your timing cover is off you might consider checking the oil pump
which is located in the timing cover. Be sure the oil seals on each side
of the crank are still in place prior to installing the timing cover.
When installing the timing cover clean all mating surfaces well and use a
suitable RTV sealant or equivalent.
I used the following torque specs:
Top chain guide 14nm (8mm bolt x 2)
Cam Sprockets 74 ft lbs (15mm bolt, 1 per Sprocket)
Fixed chain guide 26nm (10mm bolt x 3)
Pivoting chain guide 26nm (10mm bolt x 1) be sure under bolt head is clean
Tensioner 14nm (10mm bolt x 2)
DIY How to install replace the starter on a 1999 Saturn SL2
1996 1997 1998 1999 Saturn SL2, The starter was just clicking at the
solenoid when I turn the key. I checked the fuses and relays to see if all
ok first. Also checked all the wires from the batterry to starter and
ground. If clutch switch was bad the starter would have not made a sound,
so I know it's good. I used a Samsung HMX-W200 1080p HD Camcorder
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1999 Saturn SL2 automatic with a 1.9L 4cylinder and only 62K that is only
4400 miles per year.This little Saturn runs and drives like new and comes
with all the options like power windows,locks,mirrors,cruise
control,leather interior,Alloy wheels,rear window defroster,folding rear
seat,ice cold ac and keyless entry.But the best part of this car is how she
runs and drives,the super low miles and the great paint.This is a true
Condo car.You are going to love this little SL2 it really is that nice.
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