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Old 05-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default 2000-2002 Saturn Intake Manifold Fix

Hey Everyone. I just recently bought a 2001 Saturn sc2 and the only problem with it so far was that the coolant stem on the intake manifold was leaking. After much research, it was noticed that this was a common problem with SC2 and SL2 models of 2000-2002. The coolant intake stem is plastic and therefore cracks under the intense pressure from the coolant going through at such high temperatures. I also read on many sites that even if you replace the part, which is about $250, will crack again under pressure. So you will just continue to replace this part. So by luck I ran across this guy on ebay who makes a part that solves this issue and it has worked great on mine. Go to ebay and type in "2000-2002 Saturn SL2 intake manifold part" and it should come up and he has included a video to demonstrate. Hope everyone enjoys and if you have any questions about how I installed mine just let me know.

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Old 05-31-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Wasn't this posted sometime last week too? Seems a little fishy.

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Old 07-14-2010, 04:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2000-2002 Saturn Intake Manifold Fix

Hello, I had the same problem, and I stumbled across this thread using the search option. I went to the eBay link, and bought the repair kit. I got it in the mail, and it works great. The only thing fishy is the smell of the money saved that is in my pocket.

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Old 07-15-2010, 11:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2000-2002 Saturn Intake Manifold Fix

Glad I could help someone.

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2000-2002 Saturn Intake Manifold Fix

does this kit work for the saturn sl intake manifold?
anybody know?

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2000-2002 Saturn Intake Manifold Fix

If you mean specifically the SL model, then no, that car has an aluminum intake manifold which doesn't have this problem.

If you're using "SL" to refer generally to the S-Series sedans, then specifically it works on the SL2, which has the plastic manifold which is susceptible to this problem.

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:52 PM   #7
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Default Re: 2000-2002 Saturn Intake Manifold Fix

It's not fishy, I had the same problem earlier this week. Since I cannot do the work myself, I found a decently priced NOS manifold and had that installed. The first one lasted 10 years and I doubt the car (or I?!) will last another 10. I'm sure this kit works but I don't know the long-term durability.. JMHO.

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Old 05-20-2011, 09:23 PM   #8
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Old thread Chrissy. If you (as Mad said) are asking about a DOHC it's still out there but they've set up their own site.

http://www.carsaturnstore.com/produc...epair-Kit.html

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:19 PM   #9
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Default Re: 2000-2002 Saturn Intake Manifold Fix

demons,
do you have the specs on the ebay guy you got the sl2 intake manifold kit? i cannot find him on ebay.

thx!

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Old 06-23-2011, 04:50 PM   #10
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:03 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2000-2002 Saturn Intake Manifold Fix

So whats the final opinon on this kit? I have one leaking along with a noisy timing chain. The chain and sprockets I did four years ago. Should have bought a better set than the El Chepo one off of Flea Bay.

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Old 09-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #12
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I like '99 aluminum intake manifold swap better

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So whats the final opinon on this kit? I have one leaking along with a noisy timing chain. The chain and sprockets I did four years ago. Should have bought a better set than the El Chepo one off of Flea Bay.

I keep mentioning that...

I think you will find the manifold fix is still without detractors. Looks good.

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