Whew! it is hot outside.
The first part of the day's chores are done.
The newish Saturn has been serviced. New radiator fan motor installed. Now the AC blows cool at idle and the temp gauge doesn't climb alarmingly towards the Satan's hell mark.
Oil change and transmission fluid change done. The transmission filter is external, basically the same as an engine oil filter. Why they don't do this on all transmissions I don't know. It made that job a whole lot easier than normal.
The one thing I do not like about this engine though, it the placement of the oil filter. It sits right above the passenger side half axle, and when you remove it, oil runs everywhere but where it's supposed to.
This was not the day to be short on paper towels.
That Saturn SL2 is not a bad little car. Even with the 1.9L engine, it has enough get up and go to get out of its own way, it is quite stable and handles well as you cruise at highway speeds.
I discovered moments ago, that it does not have a spare. So, I will have to remedy that problem in short order.