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Forum: S-Series General 07-16-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By charcoal
Re: R12-r134

Conversion is not really that expensive nor difficult.
If the system is just not cooling, or the compressor is not running because the system low pressure switch is preventing it from running, you...
Forum: S-Series General 07-13-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By charcoal
Re: R12-r134

I have a 1993 SC2 that is R-12 and is just on the starting cusp of the transition to 134. By 1994 everything was 134 AFAIK.

I also have 2.5 cans (pounds) of R-12 I want to sell. PM me with an...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-04-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,227
Posted By charcoal
Re: A/C help needed

Hmm this is true...

You have done a great deal of diagnostic effort. Perhaps your problem is similar to mine..

In my case the high pressure switch is preventing the compressor from running. I...
Forum: S-Series General 06-04-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By charcoal
Re: windows open = air sucked through speakers??

Heh, heh, your speaker cones are blown out...
Of the three saturns I've owned, only one cone out of the TWELVE was NOT torn.
Saturn must have bought a whole shipload of these poopie speakers. ...
Forum: S-Series Mods 06-04-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,553
Posted By charcoal
Re: Sound system help

I thought I posted this...
Anyway, many amps today are designed with internal power supplies.
Some employ a power supply for each channel.
This tends to improve performance such as channel...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-30-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,223
Posted By charcoal
Re: Throwout bearing lube?

Because Saturns of this vintage use hydraulics to operate the clutch, there is somewhat less mechanical linkage in the actuation path.
If the workings are 'sticky' there are more than one causal...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-30-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By charcoal
Re: 96 SC2 timing / miss issue - help please!

I think BarnOwl is very close or spot on with this one...
The knock sensor can cause the ignition timing to vary +/- a few degrees from optimal which would give you the symptoms you describe, but...
Forum: S-Series Mods 05-22-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,553
Posted By charcoal
Re: Sound system help

By alternator buzz, do you mean 'whine' like changes with engine rpm?
-or, by popity pop like spark plugs? The difference is that one interference (alternator whine) is a CONDUCTED noise source,...
Forum: S-Series General 04-14-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,551
Posted By charcoal
Re: Quest for better MPG

Has anybody tried larger diameter tires?
It will skew the odometer and speedometer accuracy, but worth the fuel savings.
I'm looking at a 205 or 215 /75/15 (27" dia.) tire to reduce tire...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-22-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By charcoal
Re: driver side power windows regulator

There are at least two salvage yards in Omaha that charge a $2 all-day admission and just about any part [whole door] is $30 or less.
They's called: U-Pull-It. They have free-use wheel-barrows and...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-22-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By charcoal
Re: How much oil?

Some engine designs react differently to overfilling. Some better, some worse.
One myth sez the oil foams and overpressures the crankcase.
Foam, yes. Overpressure, not likely. The PCV cannot...
Forum: S-Series General 10-25-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By charcoal
Re: Sooooo.....

Well...Hi Gold!!!
long time..

This sounds like the fuel filter, but also could be the plugs or spark wires.
-and possibly the TPS if it has a blank spot high up on the throttle (but I doubt it)....
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-14-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By charcoal
Re: Oil Pressure Regulator Removal

I feel your pain, dalooneybin.
Um, btw, Welcome to the Forum.

I perform my automotive miracles :snide: under a slabbed carport. The kansas wind/insects can be very unforgiving.
I do mass...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-11-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By charcoal
Re: Oil Pressure Regulator Removal

Thanks for educating the both of us, ssicarman!
-Cant argue with 'the book', but I did caveat with 'I could be wrong'.
And yes, after thinking about it more, most oil filters do have a relief...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-10-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By charcoal
Re: Constant 12 volt to radio is reading under 1 volt? Plz help

Sounds like you either have a poor connection (a wire with a strand making its last contact) or a fuse that is intermittent. Fuses sometimes go bad without looking blown.

There is also the high...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-10-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By charcoal
Re: Oil Pressure Regulator Removal

The way I understand it (and I could be wrong) is that it is a pressure bypass in event the oil filter clogs. There is NO pressure 'regulator'. System oil pressure is a function of engine rpm, the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-04-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,044
Posted By charcoal
Re: DOHC Valve Spring Compressor

I successfully used a vice-grip brand bar clamp and a 3/8" drive 5/8" deep socket that I ground off 1/3 of two sides to expose the center. I then used a pair of small forceps to delicately...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-15-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By charcoal
Re: Disabling A/C in defrost mode...

For some reason I thought that when the compressor was engaged for defrost mode it actually blows air heated by the A/C system rather than the heater core as warmed by engine coolant.
At one time I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-14-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,523
Posted By charcoal
Re: Electric Supercharger....

I penned this some time ago, so I cut and pasted it from a previous post:

The relevent questions to ask about these [electric superchargers] is:
How much continous CFM and at what continous PSI....
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-14-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By charcoal
Re: Lovely Transmission Problems

Re-ringing requires the removal of the cylinder head.
If you're going that far you could just as well do a near full rebuild [along with the transmission].

But, if the car has moderate mileage,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-13-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,456
Posted By charcoal
Re: No spark, got fuel pressure, new cps, but still no start!

There's something strange going on here...
I would have followed up on this thread, but it did not show on my 'subscribed' list the past week.

I'm wondering if someone [running the forum] is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-13-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,491
Posted By charcoal
Re: Rebuild - what else went wrong

The '93 I just rebuilt had a bent crank after it had lunched two of the rod bearings. I understand you had your crank turned to 1 under, but did they check it's 'true' (straightness)?

Reason I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-13-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,491
Posted By charcoal
Re: Rebuild - what else went wrong

Did you by chance have the cams out and put back in?

If you got them swapped (exhaust for intake) they will bind against a casting boss in the head. You may have noticed something while torquing...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-13-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By charcoal
Re: extreme loss of power on sl1 92

Well, -I think I can understand that no cam means no compression...
jeez guys :)

Ok, so last he said he saw NO valve movement? Are you sure?
It's kinda hard to see from the cockpit through the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-13-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By charcoal
Re: over torqued bearing cap bolt?

You are correct in your assessment of the torque meter...it is too big for some applications however, it can be used to calibrate your torque wrench prior to use simply by carefully clamping the...
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