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Old 12-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sc1 - '98 saturn sc1
Team Saturn
90 day: 43.17 mpg (US)

Airplane Bike - '11 home built Carp line Tour

C - '97 Vision R40

tractor - '66 International Cub cadet 129

minivan - '93 oldsmobile Silouette

2002 Space Odyssey - '02 Honda Odyssey EX-L
90 day: 28.25 mpg (US)

metro - '98 chevy metro base
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Well Toyotas engines are not so easy to work on. They do some stupid things like run the wiring harness across the intake manifold and put the charcoal canister under the intake manifold so now you cant get to the bolts. The air box is almost as big as the engine block, huge radiator and oil cooler, but tiny oil filter. Also have to take off some piece that's the water outlet, why its not on the block, I don't know. Had to take the oil filter off the get to the exhaust manifold bracket bolt . You'd think with a small 1.6L engine there would be room to work on it. I tried to determine the overall top gear ratio, but with all wheel drive, all the wheels have to be off the ground to be able to turn them. The whole bottom of the car is oil soaked, leaking from the valve cover gasket and distributor o-ring is as hard as rock. Going to the junk yard tomorrow to get a starter for the saturn, was going to check to see if I could get a better fifth gear pair for the corolla. I wonder if the 205/70R15s will fit and I can put the skinny and aero 165/80R15s back on the saturn.
- Tony

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