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Old 09-27-2017, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saturn sc1 - the work car

Picked up a 1.9l sc1 last February to make the bleeding stop. I was driving my 2014 dodge ram 115km back and forth to work . 11.65 l / 100k driving mostly like a maniac...ouch.

I have averaged since I've owned the car 6.4 l/100k. And that's by doing absolutely nothing to help myself. Commited to not doing stupid things and I've brought that down to 5.7 over the last two fill ups. Cause I need another hobby lol the mods start tomorrow hoping to get under 5l / 100k. Wish me luck..

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Old 09-27-2017, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bleeding money lol.. 5 -600 month in fuel costs. Need a truck for my hobbies but driving it daily was killing me..
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Looked up the Saturn SC1 as I am not familiar with it here in the UK. Describes it as a compact car. Here it would be classed as a large family saloon!
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Productive day yesterday, trans fluid swapped to synthetic, front air dam added, weatherstripping on the hood to headlight gap. Torque app downloaded and Canada post should be dropping off my obd2 dongle this afternoon.

Once I have torque up and running I can do a wai and grill block. Need to see if I can find a serpentine belt for a/c delete. Was an option so I should be able to . Looking forward to seeing a small change in the mileage numbers!
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Air dam.

Also picked up some relays and switches and a momentary start switch to wire in a kill switch and start panel.
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Before air dam. The stock one was long gone before I got this car lol.. vehicle had been in a front end / rear end accident hence the pick and pull bumpers..



Replacing a bunch of loose body clips to get rid of some rattles. Did the air dam with the bumper cover removed to save my back lol.
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Once I have torque up and running I can do a wai and grill block. Need to see if I can find a serpentine belt for a/c delete. Was an option so I should be able to . Looking forward to seeing a small change in the mileage numbers!
I don't know how different the 01 is from my 99, but before blocking the grill I would say you'll want to duct your grill opening to the radiator or atleast install a factory air dam to keep the air from going around the bottom of the radiator.

Issue I had with wai was if I could get good heat on the highway it was too hot in town and would get preignition, never figured out a system to switch from hot to cold

I didn't bypass the ac compressor, when the ac is off, I don't think it creates any more drag than an idler pulley.
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I don't know how different the 01 is from my 99, but before blocking the grill I would say you'll want to duct your grill opening to the radiator or atleast install a factory air dam to keep the air from going around the bottom of the radiator.

I didn't bypass the ac compressor, when the ac is off, I don't think it creates any more drag than an idler pulley.
Thanks for the input on detonation, I'll watch my timing to see what it does.. Did a temporary grill block to see how the car reacts.. To note I'm running a new rad, water pump and t-stat, all in the past 6 months. Only on the hottest days this summer did my fan come on.. a/c delete will be to get weight out only - I have no intentions of fixing it..
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The older Saturn's were available without ac and power steering they use a shorter belt and a ribbed idler pulley and only have to spin the alternator and water pump I'm currently running that setup on my 99 sc2

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