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Old 11-06-2021, 02:17 AM   #1
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Title says it. 3 years ago I bought a 2000 sw2 automatic with 100k on it.I'm a pizza delivery driver so i have racked up another 107k on "goldie". Love these cars! so so very cheap and easy to work on.

couple of weeks ago i picked up a 2005 vue 2.2 5 sp manual with 86k on it. I love it!

anyway wanted to poke my head in and say hi!
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welcome aboard!

Your SW2 is almost fully broken in

Dunno if you've seen post 9 in this thread. http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=269762
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Old 11-07-2021, 04:18 PM   #3
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i think more like post 5. 741k damn!!!
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i think more like post 5. 741k damn!!!
lol, yeah, that's kinda what I meant

It's one saturnfan with 300k+ miles, telling another saturnfan with 300k miles, that their combined miles don't match highmile's mileage.

Ooooh, check this out, post 19.
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=164306 post 19

That was over 10 years ago, original trans and engine. Wish there was some way to get a hold of that owner (the guy that posted the pic is not the owner)
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Old 11-08-2021, 12:01 PM   #5
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Actually 742k and holding at the moment. Pulled in the garage last night for some heavy maintenance.

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Actually 742k and holding at the moment. Pulled in the garage last night for some heavy maintenance.

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wow. any tips on reducing high oil consumption in these things?
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I'm a pizza delivery driver so i have racked up another 107k on "goldie".
Who does your taxes? Every penny you spend on your Saturn is tax deductible. Hold onto all your receipts. Gas, your mileage delivering pizzas, parts, services, insurance, property taxes, even the cost of your internet connection to visit saturnfans.com is deductible.

That's how things work.

Also, use Walmart's SuperTech full synthetic oil and change it every 3,000 - 5,000 miles.
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Pulled in the garage last night for some heavy maintenance.
What's on the agenda for your car?

Seeing as how the engine has already been rebuilt, "heavy maintenance" is kinda scaring me, lol

(I'm about to take a 5 lb sledge to break loose the wheel bearing/hub assembly off my minivan - got to the 'all the bolts are off, should come right off' stage but rust is a pretty good glue. Can't believe how many times "should pop right off" turns into "yeah, I need to get a torch / BFH / bigger BFH")
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wow. any tips on reducing high oil consumption in these things?
Either drill oil return holes in the pistons or replace the pistons with aftermarket units that have oil returns in them.

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What's on the agenda for your car?

Seeing as how the engine has already been rebuilt, "heavy maintenance" is kinda scaring me, lol
It's mostly suspension work. Struts all around, lower control arms, front wheel bearings, front brakes, all fluids, plugs, wipers, rotate tires, then a good going over to make sure everything is up to the winter ahead.

Struts have about 250k on them and the lower control arms are above that. One wheel bearing was failing.

Some is probably overkill but as I've said before that I maintain this car in drive across country right now condition. No checking anything, just get in and leave.

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Either drill oil return holes in the pistons or replace the pistons with aftermarket units that have oil returns in them.

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I understand this reduces or prevents gumming up the oil rings. Does it also reduce oil consumption from day one after a rebuild? Your rebuilds use much less oil than my Saturn did since new.
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I understand this reduces or prevents gumming up the oil rings. Does it also reduce oil consumption from day one after a rebuild? Your rebuilds use much less oil than my Saturn did since new.
It did for me. My SL2 didn't really use oil until near 100,000.
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I understand this reduces or prevents gumming up the oil rings. Does it also reduce oil consumption from day one after a rebuild? Your rebuilds use much less oil than my Saturn did since new.
Short answer, Yes.

My current build used a quart from 1k miles to 4k after break in of about 1k. I changed oil at 500 miles and at 1k on a new engine, always have. Since then it has been consistent 1 pint (half quart) in 5k. Very acceptable in my opinion. I think most of that gets vaporized and sucked out by the pcv.

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Short answer, Yes.

My current build used a quart from 1k miles to 4k after break in of about 1k. I changed oil at 500 miles and at 1k on a new engine, always have. Since then it has been consistent 1 pint (half quart) in 5k. Very acceptable in my opinion. I think most of that gets vaporized and sucked out by the pcv.

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That's excellent! (IMO). Mine has used 1/2 quart every 1,500 miles since new. I followed the recommended break in and even changed the oil every 3k miles or 3 months as recommended, for a while anyway until I got tired of draining out clean oil and replacing it.
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