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06-12-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By derf

Thank you, md. I drove this Satty off the...

Thank you, md.

I drove this Satty off the lot in 97. One factory rebuit engine (180k) later and all 265k on the clock, I'm pretty familiar with the noises under the hood, though b c it is the...
Forum: Saturn Astra
06-09-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By derf

Approximately 7 minutes of research indicates it...

Approximately 7 minutes of research indicates it is often the pre cat attached to the exhaust manifold that gets plugged up and causes the problem. Also the fuel regulator and filter need to be the...
06-09-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By derf

Indeed sounds like your fan is dead. If you are...

Indeed sounds like your fan is dead. If you are in doubt carefully run 2 insulated wires to the positive and negative battery terminals. If it doesn't spin from that you know it's dead dead dead. You...
06-09-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By derf

I agree, it should go to someone who can give it...

I agree, it should go to someone who can give it the Saturn love only another Saturn can.

Just trying to get you to put up even a xxx or best offer. And the State where it is located.

Most...
Forum: Saturn Vue
06-09-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By derf

Having to add 3 quarts of oil is a bad deal. ...

Having to add 3 quarts of oil is a bad deal.

The 2.4 liter engine holds 4 quarts.

The 3.5 L engine holds 4.5 quarts which I think you could get with the XE but I don't remember but included it...
06-08-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By derf

Polishing up those headlight lenses will do...

Polishing up those headlight lenses will do wonders for the curb appeal....

It's the only thing detracting from the outside appearance.

Also, your honesty in disclosure is to be commended.
...
06-08-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By derf

We aim to please. Did you buy a complete car or...

We aim to please. Did you buy a complete car or just the engine? If just the engine, you may want to go back and get the PCM or ECM whichever they called it. I'm not saying it's critical. It is...
06-05-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By derf

Welcome! It's been awhile since we've had a...

Welcome!

It's been awhile since we've had a Saturn owner join the forum and actually be happy right from the start. I have a few s cars older than yours and many more miles. Obviously your car...
06-05-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By derf

My tranny dipstick location is based on the dohc...

My tranny dipstick location is based on the dohc because that's what I have. I would think it would be in approximately the same place on an sohc
06-05-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By derf

Where is the squeak noise coming from? Standing...

Where is the squeak noise coming from? Standing in the driveway, have someone else work the clutch while it is running.

What is the level on the transmission fluid dipstick? It is mounted low...
06-05-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By derf

I believe the 2000 to 2002 have the vertical...

I believe the 2000 to 2002 have the vertical throttle body and also have a plastic intake manifold where one support always cracks off and causes a vac leak.

So keep your original intake manifold...
06-05-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By derf

Make sure you're under hood cooling fan behind...

Make sure you're under hood cooling fan behind the radiator turns on when you engage the AC with the fan on. If it does not, either the fan motor is dead the relay for the fan is defective, there is...
Forum: Saturn Vue
06-05-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By derf

I run car diagnostics pro on an obdliilink MX...

I run car diagnostics pro on an obdliilink MX Bluetooth. 80 for the hardware, $5 for car diagnostics pro version. That $5 blows away any other Bluetooth based diag app by orders of magnitude as far...
06-04-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By derf

Replace the ECTS and connector with gm genuine...

Replace the ECTS and connector with gm genuine parts. You are likely running way rich... more than intended when cold. When the ects goes bad it usually goes open circuit which corresponds to the...
06-02-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By derf

Will check

Will check
06-02-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By derf

Clean that throttle body. Wait, does that gen of...

Clean that throttle body. Wait, does that gen of s series have the whack pcv that is a slot into the block or am I thinking of the ion? Also, what color was the smoke? Blue is oil, black is fuel....
06-02-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By derf

Only real connection between AC work and soot out...

Only real connection between AC work and soot out the tail pipe based on your poststhey thunked some part of the exhaust or your EGR valve and knocked a clump of carbon buildup loose. I'm thinking...
05-31-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By derf

I might just try that. Thank you. Andy.

I might just try that.

Thank you. Andy.
05-31-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By derf

Can PAG oil be added to a still cold blowing ac system?

Hi.

My ac compressor is compressing ok. Air in car is cold. I have no idea what the charge level is nor the hi or low side pressures as the system has never required a recharge and putting my...
05-29-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By derf

1) missing seal = leak 2) backwards diode = no...

1) missing seal = leak
2) backwards diode = no current flow in the direction you want it to go
3) first I am hearing about this white box thing with wires. Of course I have the memory span of a...
Forum: Off Topic
05-29-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By derf

Stick it is. Did you actually know of Savoy...

Stick it is.

Did you actually know of Savoy Brown back in their day? I've never met a soul who has ever heard of them....
Forum: Saturn Vue
05-28-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By derf

Very limited research in the last 5 min indicates...

Very limited research in the last 5 min indicates the code means

P0967 Pressure Control Solenoid B Control Circuit High

The actual condition causing it is LIKELY a short to voltage on the...
Forum: Off Topic
05-28-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By derf

Just finished the easiest oil change of my life...

Just finished the easiest oil change of my life on the '16 Audi A3.
Extracted through the dipstick tube, filter housing is on top
replace a filter cartridge and o ring, fill it up, circ it top off...
05-22-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,328
Posted By derf

The question the entire time was/is "should I ban...

The question the entire time was/is "should I ban this person over this?"
For their willful wasting of time.

This world is petty enough. -- I'won't make the pile higher.
Nothing to be gained.
...
Forum: Saturn Ion
05-21-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,815
Posted By derf

You should mount a camera so you can share vids...

You should mount a camera so you can share vids of all the stuff that dives in front of and into the side of your ride.

I didn't realize I forgot to make fun of you for the lawn edging. I'll get...
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