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Old 02-15-2016, 04:21 AM   #1
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Default oil issues

I have a 97 Saturn sc2 5 spd. I go through tons of oil .when I checked it tonight of course it needed some . but when I went to put it in it wouldn't drain into my motor it usually sucks it right in . I have no idea what would make it not take in the oil . can someone help me figure this out please ,

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Old 02-15-2016, 04:54 AM   #2
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do a compression test

check under motor for oil pan leaks or front seal valve cover check sparkplug holes there is also a gasket under the valve cover for the sparkplugs oil filter not tight?

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Old 02-15-2016, 12:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: oil issues

Are you saying when you pour oil into the big port in the valve-cover it backs up and spills onto the valve-cover? That "sucks it in" has me confused, are you adding oil while the engine is running?

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Old 02-15-2016, 07:26 PM   #4
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You may be one of a handful of owners having difficulty in pouring oil into the engine valve cover. It may be difficult because of the baffles in the valve cover being clogged. Did you try using a probe like a medium size plastic wire tie to fish around under the valve cover? This may loosen any build up that hardened and blocking oil from getting in from the pour hole. The build up may be from long term positive crankcase ventilation used to recycle crankcase gases back into the throttle body. The build up may have taken a long time from the daily engine cycles.

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