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    2000 Chevy Venture P1811 Problem Again

    No I didn't do the shift kit yet. I thought I would try the cooler and when that didn't work I went with the solenoid replacement at the transmission shop. I am thinking it is probably worth the $70 to try it now!
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    2000 Chevy Venture P1811 Problem Again

    Here is an update... The sea foam trans tune did NOT help, so I installed a large aux transmission cooler. That really didn't help either, so I took it in for diagnostics and they found the p1811 code and replaced the solenoid. Unfortunately I am now on my THIRD solenoid since August and the...
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    2000 Chevy Venture P1811 Problem Again

    The frustrating thing is that the solenoid only lasted about 1 year and 15k miles before it acted up again. How hard is the shift kit install? If I am going to drop the pan it might be something worth doing.
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    2000 Chevy Venture P1811 Problem Again

    It has been a LONG time since I posted, but need some advice for my 2000 Chevy Venture van. When I got the van from my grandmother in September 2009 (about 90K miles), I had the PCM solenoid replaced due to the P1811 trouble code. It ran great until we were on our 4500 mile vacation last August...
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    Ford 3.0L starting issues - high idle @ start-up

    I'll run a couple bottles of the Techron FI cleaner. I have thought about the Auto-Rx....I've done it on my Saturn but not this vehicle. As for working on it, I just wish I had more room!
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    Ford 3.0L starting issues - high idle @ start-up

    Thanks for the help! I did what you recommended and it still revs at start-up. I think I will check the throttle body and Idle Air Control next...I am familar with cleaning these on my '01 Saturn SL1. I was surprised my mpg was almost 20 when I filled it up this morning. I have let it idle a...
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    High mileage oil

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> Try the Pennzoil Platinum <hr /></blockquote> I tried PP in my Saturn (had 55k miles on it at the time) and the oil consumption increased dramatically. After 2-3 Oil changes, I switched back to Havoline. I did use Pennzoil HM oil in it and took it out to 4k with a...
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    Ford 3.0L starting issues - high idle @ start-up

    I have had quite a time in the last couple months with my '95 Aerostar w/ 183,000 miles on it. In January it would intermitantly turn over fine but not start (it ran fine when it did start). I took it to a local NAPA garage and they did a tune up with new plugs, dist cap and rotor. After that,it...
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    From synthetic back to dino

    I am in the process of switching back to dino after 2 oil changes of Pennzoil Platinum on my Saturn. The car was burning oil with the synthetic (apx. 2 quarts on 3800 miles the first time and 1 quart on 3200 miles the second time). It had 55k on it when I switched. I am doing Auto-Rx right now...
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    New Toyota large truck

    I read the article in the USA today, and I guess my biggest problem was the Toyota emblem on the front grill. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" /> When I think of TRUCKS, I think of the big 3 US automakers. In fact, all my trucks have been Chevy or Ford, and...
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    Saturn Oil Consumption w/ Pennzoil Platinum

    I got the Auto-RX yesterday (really fast shipping!) I've driven another 500 miles since I added that 20 oz. of oil (1800 total miles on the second oil change with PP), and the level is still right on the full mark. Plus it does seem to be rather clean on the dipstick. MPG has been very good for...
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    Piston Slap.... thicker oi????

    I have a 2001 Silverado that experiences the same thing. I have used the Napa Gold filter and now the Purolator filter, and neither makes a big difference in the noise when it's cold. It also hasn't mattered if I used Havoline or Valvoline (which is what I used before I found BITOG!). I've also...
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    Saturn Oil Consumption w/ Pennzoil Platinum

    The main reason I switched was the Platinum was on sale for $2 a quart. I wanted to give it a try and picked up enough to do 3 oil changes on my car. I was not going to do extended oil change intervals since I knew Saturns were hard on oil and have a history of consumption. I thought that...
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    Saturn Oil Consumption w/ Pennzoil Platinum

    I made the switch from dino oil to Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 in my '01 Saturn SL1 at 55k. During the first 3800 miles, oil consumption was around 2 quarts. I did have to replace the intake manifold gasket during this time (it was leaking around cylinder #1 and causing idle problems). <img...
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    Changing oil earlier than expected?

    I am thinking about changing the Pennzoil Platinum early (about 3k miles) on my '01 Saturn SL1 and want some oil guru opinions. <img border="0" alt="[HAIL 2 U!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/worshippy.gif" /> I had some issues with my car for a few weeks idling very poorly. I tried new...
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    Saturn 1.9L Problem Tip

    This is an FYI for any Saturn owners out there with a 1.9 L engine (SOC or DOC). Here's what happened to me. I have an '01 SL1 w/ 57k on it. When the weather got cold, it just so happened that the car started to idle rough and sound like it wanted to die at the stop light or when it was parked...
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    1996 Saturn SL2, 2900 miles, Pennzoil 5w-20 SL/GF-4 Synthetic

    I know the feeling that you have! I will probably take the Saturn out to 5k on the Platinum since it is getting colder now! (down to 15*F last night) <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="images/icons/mad.gif" /> It's good to experiment and see what works best. I had been an avid...
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    1996 Saturn SL2, 2900 miles, Pennzoil 5w-20 SL/GF-4 Synthetic

    TNS- Is one of your goals to try every different type and weight of oil in your car? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" /> I recall you recommended HM oil and even 10w-40 oil before for these Saturn SL-series cars, so what made you try 5w-20? Have you...
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    GM Owners: GM Oil Life System -vs- Self Directed Mileage for OCI ?

    Both my Saturn SL1 and Silverado have the OLM but I haven't relied on them YET. <img border="0" alt="[I dont know]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/dunno.gif" /> My recent UOA on my Saturn has me convinced to go out at least to 5k on it this time <b>(which is a big step for someone who...