My project Saturn SL - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
My project Saturn SL

I just acquired a 2000 Saturn SL2. I goal with this is to make a reliable, and comfortable long commute car. I have a 110 mile one way commute to work once a week I have been driving the Camaro, but it is starting to take it's toll on it. I got this to take up those duties and the Camaro will be the fun weekend car. Now for the down an dirty I picked this up at a buy here pay here lot for $400 cause it has an engine knock. At first it sounded like the timing chain slapping around in the cover but once I got it home the chain is tight, or about as tight as a 112,000 mile car should be. I pulled the plugs and rotated the crank back and forth a little. I really couldn't hear or feel anything, so it is still up in the air what it could be.




November 2011 COTM winner
R.I.P Kyle you will be missed.

Last edited by 95trep3.3; 10-05-2016 at 03:56 PM.
95trep3.3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 08:43 PM
I hit shit with sticks!


 
Daytrepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Zebulon, NC
Posts: 34,705
Feedback: 20 / 100%
                     
Garage
Looks like a nice clean find!
Daytrepper is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 10:32 PM
Woober Goobers!

 
Ronbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tiny Pebble, AR
Posts: 41,738
Feedback: 44 / 100%
                     
Exterior and Interior look pretty clean.

Get that Engine Compartment cleaned up! j/k.

Is it just me or does the engine look like like it only takes up half the width of the engine compartment? How big is that puppy in displacement?
Ronbo is online now  
 
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daytrepper View Post
Looks like a nice clean find!
Thanks Dan

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronbo View Post
Exterior and Interior look pretty clean.

Get that Engine Compartment cleaned up! j/k.

Is it just me or does the engine look like like it only takes up half the width of the engine compartment? How big is that puppy in displacement?
The engine is gonna be the first thing I clean. got to get rid of the spiders. I already found a black widow. it is a 1.9L
95trep3.3 is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
Well it appears the verdict is in. It is in the bottom end ether the #1 or #2 cylinder. I think even with a engine replacement or rebuild i can still make my goal which was to get this on the road for less than it would cost to buy one perfectly running.

Last edited by 95trep3.3; 10-05-2016 at 04:59 PM.
95trep3.3 is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 04:53 PM
I hit shit with sticks!


 
Daytrepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Zebulon, NC
Posts: 34,705
Feedback: 20 / 100%
                     
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 95trep3.3 View Post
Well it appears the verdict is in it is in the bottom end ether the #1 or #2 cylinder. I think even with a engine replacement or rebuild i can still make my goad which was to get this on the road for less than it would cost to buy one perfectly running.
Maybe see if you can find a good low mile used engine.

Pretty easy swap in that car.
Daytrepper is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
Pull a part in Columbia is showing 8 cars there so they should have a good DOHC engine. I think it is, but I need to find out if the long block is the same across all 3 generations.
95trep3.3 is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-06-2016, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
So i got bored this morning and started the process of pulling the engine. According to the FSM I would have to unplug every single connector on the engine and trans harness and drape it over the drivers fender. Well in 2000 they have a separate PCM and BCM which mounts the under the hood instead of under the dash as before. I followed the harness from the PCM then around to the fuse box. All I had to disconnect was the PCM, one big plug from the fuse box, and the positive batt connection to the fuse box , and that is it the engine and trans harness is completely separated from the chassis.


November 2011 COTM winner
R.I.P Kyle you will be missed.
95trep3.3 is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-06-2016, 06:34 PM
Woober Goobers!

 
Ronbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tiny Pebble, AR
Posts: 41,738
Feedback: 44 / 100%
                     
Do you have to pull the engine yourself at one of those yards or can you pay them a few extra $$$ to yank it for you?
Ronbo is online now  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-06-2016, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
I'm gonna do it my self. There is a LKQ and another self serve yard close to me. There is also a Pull-A-Part in Columbia. Pull-A-part only wants $135 for a 4 cly. This engine is extremely easy to pull out I am very close to pull mine out all I have left is to drain the cooling system, pull the CV shafts, and unbolt the mounts and she's out.
95trep3.3 is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-06-2016, 08:57 PM
Woober Goobers!

 
Ronbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tiny Pebble, AR
Posts: 41,738
Feedback: 44 / 100%
                     
Wow! $135 for an engine. Is it complete or just the long block?
Ronbo is online now  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-06-2016, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronbo View Post
Wow! $135 for an engine. Is it complete or just the long block?
Complete minus the accessories. Which I'll find out more when I call them but I assume that just means the Alt, PS pump, and A/C compressor
95trep3.3 is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
Well just went to the LKQ and they got 2 possible choices for engines. I'm kinda limited on years from 99 to 02. I did grab a full set of OE wheel covers from a 98 I think they look better than what came OE on the 2000, and look a hell of a lot better than the Nissan imitation ones that were on there before. Also got a passenger mirror and the rear seat cup holder I was missing.
95trep3.3 is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 03:07 PM
Woober Goobers!

 
Ronbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tiny Pebble, AR
Posts: 41,738
Feedback: 44 / 100%
                     
Wheel covers look a lot better than what was on there.
Ronbo is online now  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
Garfield Rules
 
95trep3.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 9,124
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
Thanks. I got the engine ready to pull. I only have 2 bell housing bolts to take out, hook the chain to it and out she comes. The plan is to get the replacement next weekend.
95trep3.3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Random Question

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome