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Old 09-16-2018, 06:57 PM   #1
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Wrench 2005 Saturn Vue Oil Ring Burning Suggestions.?

Hey Guys!

Just finished a complete Head and timing chain replacement after a timing chain failure left my Vue a mess!

Got it all back together and running finally (Thanks to help here!),

Now i'm back to my original problem. LOL
I have a very high mileage Saturn Vue (240,000) ~ Was running pretty much original everything except Alternator before the timing chain went.

In my top end overhaul I replaced the Cylinder Head, Timing Chains and guides, Water pump and thermostat, Head gasket and all top end gaskets. So top end mechanical is great now.

And i'm sure some will ask "well if you did all that why didn't you just do the piston oil rings too!" lol ~ I live in a condo and pulling the Engine here to do the piston rings was impractical to say the least, got a lot of evil eyes just being out there doing the head work! LoL I Had planned to do piston rings this summer but the timing chain and cylinder head took precedence.

I Plan to schedule downtime next spring and have it at a friends where i can pull the engine and do the piston rings.

My questions is what are the best options for reducing oil burning in these engines so i can get through the winter ? Any recommended products?
I'm burning 2+ quarts of oil a month easy with my high miles work commute and it sucks!

Any Suggestions or Ideas would be Welcome!

Thanks !

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Old 09-17-2018, 07:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2005 Saturn Vue Oil Ring Burning Suggestions.?

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I'm burning 2+ quarts of oil a month easy with my high miles work commute and it sucks!
That's what? $5 or $6 a month? $60 or $70 a year? I wouldn't bother doing anything. With the money you save not doing oil changes, it's nearly a wash.

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Old 09-17-2018, 10:55 AM   #3
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Default Re: 2005 Saturn Vue Oil Ring Burning Suggestions.?

If you can get compression numbers, you might find which cylinders is low, presuming the lower compression is the oil user. Maybe try one quart of thicker oil? Instead of refilling with whatever you're topping off with, maybe one quart of 40 weight oil may help. Higher viscosity oil is thicker and may help reduce oil consumption but you'll have to monitor the engine as we're going into winter cold temps. You don't want 100% high viscosity oil to turn into jello with slow engine cranking in freezing weather. If the initial quart of 40w oil doesn't help, go back to whatever you're using.

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