aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/25/13 3:31 p.m.

Yepper the IH Binder is gone and I did a straight swap for a Saturn D100, 2002 model, base, 2.2, auto, working AC, 146K miles, clean and decent appliance for work use.

This will be interesting to see how it hold up to 50K a year.

It does need a driver's side door pull and hubcaps.

Runs great, if soulless.

NB: I won't be driving it, one of my drivers will be.

exceeding 30 mpg is a win.

became this

EvanB PowerDork
7/25/13 5:28 p.m.

I don't believe I have ever heard of a d100.

JohnRW1621 PowerDork
7/25/13 5:35 p.m.

I suspect it is a Saturn L100

Trans_Maro UltraDork
7/25/13 7:50 p.m.

People like you make baby Jesus cry...

aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/25/13 9:50 p.m.

I have enough toys.

Needed a workhorse.

Simple enough logic. The Saturn will pay me, the International doesnt get driven and makes me zip

MrJoshua PowerDork
7/25/13 10:10 p.m.

What exactly do you do for a living?

grafmiata SuperDork
7/25/13 11:53 p.m.
MrJoshua wrote: What exactly do you do for a living?

He's a Ninja that doesn't need to get anywhere quickly, or with any style.

aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/26/13 10:59 a.m.

Will knows me too well

beans Reader
7/26/13 11:09 a.m.

Aren't those things based on the Vectra?

EvanB PowerDork
7/26/13 11:53 a.m.

It's a rebadged Malibu.

Gearheadotaku UberDork
7/26/13 12:06 p.m.

Keep an eye on the timing chains. If they rattle, fix'em before they break! has 2 chains, one for the cams, one for the balance shafts and oil pump. 2007 was an improved design, I believe the parts fit the earlier cars.

aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/26/13 9:47 p.m.

I believe the improved timing chain guide is 04 and up. We are aware of this.

aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/27/13 10:52 a.m.

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Finally some pics of the plain jane workhorse

Needs hubcaps/wheels, driver door pull handle broken, rear door trims hacked for speaker install and a serious clean out, it is filthy

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aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/27/13 10:55 a.m.

Cleaned floors, surfaces inside cabin, seats, windows, installed work decal, cleaned out trunk.

$7.87 in change, a adjustable wrench, tire repair kit, multi grips, 2 wrenches, all the books, a brand new soaking wet McDonalds T shirt, and about 10 lbs of old candy.

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It drives fine, AC works, windows work, new tires, new shocks, new brakes no leaks, no noises, and after a clean up, no smells.

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Now to drive it into the ground

aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/27/13 12:18 p.m.

Quick spray with degreaser and then water.

The heart of the beast

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sethmeister4 HalfDork
7/27/13 3:26 p.m.

At least it's not the V6...those are weird to work on...torx bits everywhere, crowded, etc. So what exactly is Easy Transit? I like driving around, sounds like a fun job!

aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/27/13 5:48 p.m.

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