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Old 05-26-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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I bought a 2002 Saturn SL1 about 3 weeks ago. It seems to be using oil. I do not know when it last had an oil change but the oil had looked ok. I noticed that the oil change soon is not on. (Should I rely on that?) I had saw about a week and a half ago that the oil was down just a little under the half area on the hatch marks and added a little less than half a quart to the crankcase. Well the oil appears to be back at that level again. I do not see any oil leaking. I do not smell burning oil. No smoke going through the exhaust. Any suggestions? Do I just need an oil change? Am I being paranoid? I need this car to be reliable. Arggggh!!
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2002 Saturn SL1 using oil

Do a search, most older saturn uses oil. Also search for MMO piston soak.

Get a OEM PCV valve from you dealer and change it out.

Other than filling up your oil every time you fill up gas, it will probably be very reliable.
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:39 PM   #3
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Check around the bottom of your engine and the undercarrage. If there's a lot of black oily dirt sticking to things your may have an oil leak somewhere. I just got a '92 and had to replace the cam cover gasket.
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