Always wanted a trailer hitch for one of my saturns. They'll tow 1000 lbs. Sick of owning pickup trucks just to haul yard waste-- they rust out, need tons of repairs and insurance. Bought this heap... and it has a bolt-on hitch that I'll move to one of my "good" cars.
Well at least the headliner fabric won't fall down.
This oily mess explains how I got it so cheap. PO had the cam cover gasket resealed but it still leaks oil on the exhaust manifold. I theorize the plastic cam cover is warped and I have an aluminum one I'll stick on with RTV. PO thought the head was cracked or the gasket was shot-- we'll see-- but of course the head gasket is UNDERNEATH the exhaust manifold and an unlikely source of oil.
When I showed up to look at it the battery was completely flat dead. He jumped the car and I noticed the serpentine belt wasn't moving. I touched it against the (nearest) AC pulley and it caught and made a horrendous rythmic clacking noise. Incidentally the valves were also ticking madly. (Saturn DOHCs get loud when they sit... and loud when low on oil.)
Once it made that noise I let out a deep sigh and told the guy I could use it for parts. Get the title, come back with a charged battery, belt tensioner, and temporary license plate, and it's ready for the road. Except:
No wip3rz? Seriously? This is like when I bought my house and the previous owners stole a light fixture from the bedroom.
Previous owner ran "30w50" oil. Wonder where he gets that. Saturn parts counter?
I have some "Mag 1" motor flush, mostly kerosene, that may also get dumped in this heap.