'02 L200 just laid down on the highway

Discussion in 'Saturn L-series' started by S. Barker, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    Had it towed in to the saturn dealer. They confirmed the broken chain diag.
    They proceeded to further inspect the upper end for valve damage and found 4
    bent valves. They then proceeded to install a remanufactured head and new
    timing chain. They called me today to tell me they got it running, and were
    test driving it when one of the valves in the newly remanufactured head
    'fell in' and proceeded to destroy the entire engine. SATURN (not my third
    party agreement) is now paying to install a new complete engine assembly.
    They'll call when it's done.

    S. Barker, Dec 18, 2007
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    Oppie Guest

    I was a big fan of Epson inkjet printers but did it on the cheap and got the
    ink cartridges refilled at Cartridge World. Unlike some printers that have
    the print head as part of the cartridge, Epson burries the head inside the
    printer and it is not serviceable. I got clogs in the head and had to toss
    two printers. Using third party inks voids warranty so not much use in
    getting extended warranties.

    When we got a new computer last year, it came packaged with a Canon IP1700
    printer. Worked very well but just went belly up after 8 months for nothing
    related to ink. We replaced it with a Canon IP3500 which I have to say is
    great. The cartridges are ink only and the print head IS replaceable. On top
    of that, it is vista compatible and does multiple pages per sheet, page
    scaling, book printing and painless duplex printing (you have to flip the
    sheets but it has two paper feeds and walks you through how to reload the
    partially printed sheets). Best part is it was $59 at Staples and had a $20
    mail-in rebate.
    Oppie, Dec 18, 2007
  3. S. Barker

    Oppie Guest

    GEEZ!! You are one lucky guy. Go buy a lottery ticket on the way home...

    Don't you just hate it when a valve keeper lets go and the entire valve gets
    sucked into the cylinder?
    Oppie, Dec 18, 2007
  4. S. Barker

    S. Barker Guest

    they had called me on saturday to tell me it wouldn't be ready cause
    'they're having compression issues'. I wonder if the head came with a
    broken spring they overlooked or something?

    and don't worry, i always buy powerball tickets. I'm not one of those who
    couldn't do with just 10 million and wait until it's much higher to buy. I
    support the lottery faithfully for $2 each and every wednesday and saturday.

    S. Barker, Dec 18, 2007
  5. S. Barker

    PerfectReign Guest

    I always go with HP. Great quality, good ink, good price and excellent Linux

    Canon always forces you to downgrade to Wintendo.
    PerfectReign, Dec 18, 2007
  6. S. Barker

    Oppie Guest

    Operating Systems are like Religions. Everybody has a favorite one and are
    rarely swayed...
    Now pardon me while I toggle the bootstrap into the switch register...
    (circa 1970)
    Oppie, Dec 18, 2007
  7. S. Barker

    PerfectReign Guest

    Heh - actually I was a Wintendo evangelist back in the mid-'90s. I
    converted dozens of firms from NetWare to NT 4. However, I've "seen the
    light" and haven't looked back.

    Believe it or not - on my desk at work I have four workstations - openSUSE
    10.3, openSUSE 10.2 (this laptop), Vista Business and XP Pro.

    I speak less from emotion (as in religion) and more from raw experience.

    Now, don't start me talking about car companies.... :p
    PerfectReign, Dec 20, 2007
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